Ferry from Oban to Castlebay on Barra
This ferry sails once per day to Barra. The ferry takes about 5 hours and 15 minutes to get to Barra from Oban.
- The Calmac Check-in time is 45 minutes before vehicle departure and 30 minutes for foot passengers.
The ship you will be sailing with is, in most cases the MV Isle of Lewis. This ship can take on 680 passengers and 120 cars.
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.
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