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Destination(s) 🇬🇧 Outer Hebrides, 🇬🇧 Scotland, 🇬🇧 United Kingdom
Distance 54 miles, 86 km
Duration 3h 30 mins.
Operated by CalMac Ferries
Sailings Up to 7 times per week
2p+Car+Return in our estimation £ 86

The Mallaig-Lochboisdale ferry can be booked through ferry company CalMac. This boat sails to the island of South Uist.

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Ferry to Lochboisdale an Maillag

The Mallaig to Lochboisdale ferry travels via Oban, essentially making a loop from Mallaig to Oban, Lochboisdale and back to Mallaig.

  • Check-in is 45 minutes prior to departure for vehicles and 30 minutes for foot passengers

Route Map

The map shows the route of the Mallaig-Lochboisdale ferry.

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 Lochboisdale is currently operated by: CalMac Ferries.

How long does the Mallaig-Lochboisdale crossing take?

The travel time of the Mallaig-Lochboisdale ferry is around: 3h 30 minutes. Please arrive early at the harbor 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-Lochboisdale ferry sail?

You can usually take the ferry from Mallaig to Lochboisdale (or the ferry from Lochboisdale to Mallaig) Up to 7 Times p/week. Depending on the season, the amount 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 Lochboisdale?

The distance between Mallaig and Lochboisdale is approximately 53 miles or 86 km.