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Getting Here By Public Transport

Getting to Iona by public transport is relatively straightforward. From Glasgow the trip takes a total of around 6.5 hours. Essentially you can depart Glasgow early morning or around lunch time and get to Iona at either 1430 or 1830. Specific departure times will depend on whether you take the train or the bus and on timetable variations.


From Glasgow: take a train or a bus to Oban.

From Oban: take the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry to Craignure on the Isle of Mull. Tickets for the ferry may be purchased at the ferry port.

From Craignure: bus services are available (connecting with some of the ferries from Oban) daily across Mull to Fionnphort.

At Fionnphort: take the small ferry from Fionnphort to Iona.

The hotel is about five minutes walk from the jetty on Iona. Please call us from Fionnphort when you know which ferry you will be on If you would like us to collect your luggage.

For train information: Call UK Rail +44 (0)8457 484950 or visit their website at www.nationalrail.co.uk.

For mainland coach information: Call Scottish Citylink +44 (0)8705 505050 or visit their website at www.citylink.co.uk.

For Isle of Mull coach information: Call Bowmans +44 (0)1631 563221 or click here for timetables.

For ferry information: Call Caledonian MacBrayne on +44 (0)8705 650000 or visit their website at www.calmac.co.uk.

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