Getting here is part of the adventure...
Full travel directions will be emailed to you 8 weeks before arrival
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There is a ferry from Uig Isle of Skye (2 hours) to Lochmaddy which is a 15 minute journey. The ferry from Oban to Lochboisdale is longer (5 hours) and the journey from Lochboisdale is 45 minutes. On both journeys you will have the opportunity to see Whales,Porpoises and Dolphins.
Book your journey through www.calmac.co.uk check the links and timetables for bookings
Uig,Isle of Skye to Lochmaddy,Isle of North Uist
Oban to Lochboisdale ,Isle of South Uist
Our favourite way is to go from Glasgow via Loch Lomond and then drive across Glencoe and take the short ferry at Corran and stay on the Ardnamurchan peninsular for a stop over. In the morning drive to Mallaig and take the ferry to Skye and then across the Island to Uig. Fantastic scenic journey and a very relaxing start to your holiday.
Otherwise you can get up to North Uist in one day from most UK places via the road link to Skye and the ferry from Uig.
Day trips to other Islands
Daily sailings operate from Berneray (30 minutes drive) daily to the Isle of Harris(1 hour) and from Eriskay (45 minutes Drive) South Uist to Barra (40 minutes). The Berneray and Eriskay terminals are linked by a causeway to the Uist and Benbecula Island chain. Check the following links and timetables for bookings
Isle of Berneray,Isle of Harris
Isle of Eriskay,Isle of Barra
Flybe operate a regular service from Glasgow to Benbecula Airport which is 15 minutes away. Book your flights at www.flybe.com . There are also flights from Edinburgh and Barra and BA fly from London and have a codeshare with Flybe. We use Flybe from Southampton and get to Benbecula in 4 hours.
Local Car hire is available at competitive prices from the airport at www.askcarhire.com 01870 602818 or from Maclennans Garage 01870 602191
Cycle Hire is available very locally