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Destination(s) 🇬🇧 Hebrides, 🇬🇧 Scotland, 🇬🇧 United Kingdom
Sailings Up to 3 times per week
Duration 1h 20mins.
Distance 14 Miles, 23 km
Operated by

The ferry from Mallaig to Eigg is operated by CalMac Ferries. The ferry sails around 3 times per week and the duration of this crossing is 1 hour and 20 minutes.

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Ferry to Eigg and Mallaig

Seen from the Scottish mainland, Eigg is the first of the Small Isles. The crossing is therefore not that long. Several boats a week go to Eigg. From Eigg, you can also travel further to the other ‘Small Isles'.

  • To book this crossing to Eigg, you need to call (or visit) the Calmac office in Mallaig.
  • Check-in is 30 minutes prior to departure for vehicles and 20 minutes for foot passengers.
  • Vehicles must be in possession of the relevant island permit prior to travel.

Route Map

The map shows the route of the Mallaig-Eigg ferry. Eigg is often also a stopover for the ferries that sail to the other islands.

Tickets and Booking

Ferry tickets on this route can be booked through Caledonian Macbrayne Ferries. When the ferries depart and what the routes are, very much depends on the season and the crowds. In quieter periods the ferries sometimes make a stopover. The exact itineraries can be found on the CalMac website. Summer timetables will come into effect after March 30th.


Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferry between Mallaig and Eigg is currently operated by: CalMac Ferries.

How long does the Mallaig-Eigg crossing take?

The travel time of the ferry is around: 1h 20 minutes. Please arrive early at the harbour and calculate extra time for check-in and boarding if necessary. How long in advance you need to be present is usually communicated on your ticket or on the website of the ferry operator you sail with.

How often does the Mallaig-Eigg ferry sail?

You can usually take the ferry from Mallaig to Eigg (or the other way around) up to 3 times per week. Depending on the season, the number of people on the ferry and the weather forecast, the ferry company can deviate from the timetable/ferry schedule.

What is the distance between Mallaig and Eigg?

The distance between Mallaig and Eigg is approximately 14miles or 23 km.