Port Charlotte Travel

Getting to Islay has never been easier with the new Oban to Islay route on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Getting to Islay
Getting to Islay has never been easier with the new Oban to Islay route on Wednesdays and Saturdays and up to five ferries a day from Kennacraig
Two flights most days from Glasgow
Please visit http://www.islayjura.com/ for more detailed information

Islay an Jura

General information
Islay is located off the west coast of Scotland and is accessible via scheduled boat or flights, or indeed some of our guests arrive on their own boat, plane or helicopter!

Islay is the most southerly island of the Inner Hebrides and can be reached by car ferry from Kennacraig on Kintyre (2 hour journey). Flybe provide 2 scheduled flights each weekday (3 in summer) and 1 flight on Saturday and Sunday from Glasgow Airport to Islay.

Car & Ferry
Travelling from Glasgow is approximately 3 hours drive to Kennacraig on the west coast of the Mull of Kintyre. The ferry leaves from Kennacraig and arrives at either Port Ellen or Port Askaig about 2 and a half hours later.
The ferries are operated by Caledonian MacBrayne, for ferry timetables and booking (which is essential for cars) phone 08705 650000, or book online at www.calmac.co.uk

By air
Loganair manage the Glasgow - Islay service  which is operated by Loganair. For information and booking contact Flybe Contact Loganair reservations 0344 800 2855. www.loganair.co.uk.

Bus and ferry
There is a connecting service between Kennacraig and Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow run by Citylink. For bus timetables and booking (strongly advised):
www.citylink.co.uk or phone 08705 505050

Buses On Islay
Islay Coaches and the Royal Mail provide the bus services on Islay. The Services are numbered 450/451 and 196.

Post bus.
Islay Coaches Telephone: 01496 840 273
 Royal Mail Telephone: 08457 740 740
The timetable www.argyll-bute.gov.uk
Or alternatively is available at reception.

Islay Taxis:
Islay Taxis (Stuart Doyle): 07771921157 or 01496850170, info@islaytaxis.com/ www.islaytaxis.com
Bruichladdich Taxis (Andrew): 07899942673 or 01496850271, am245@btinternet.com
Baulds Private Minibus Hire: 07899753815, bauldsbus@gmail.com
Hughie’s Taxis 07737491429
Bonnie Island Taxis: 07903568724, bonnieislaytaxis@outlook.com
Carol – Taxi minibus service: 07775782155 or 01496302155
Bowmore Taxi Service: 07899756159 or 01496810449, enquiryislaytours@outlook.com
Jim’s Taxi Bowmore: 07497528633 or 07967505991, jimmaccalman@hotmail.com
Dougie’s Islay Tours: 07474686367
Islay Taxi by Lamb: 07846055399, lambtaxi@gmail.com

Car Hire
Islay Car Hire; 01496810544, www.islaycarhire.com
Cresswell Cars Ltd: 01496302300, www.cresswellcars.com

Bike Hire
Port Charlotte Bike Hire – Available 7 days a week, just opposite the hotel. Telephone: 01496 850488 
Port AskaigPersabus - Telephone: 01496 840753
Port Ellen – Telephone: 01496 302349
Jim Lutomski - Clear Water Marine: 07760196592

Welcome Cyclists
Welcome Walkers
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Scottish Tourist Board

Port Charlotte Hotel,
Port Charlotte,
Isle of Islay,
PA48 7TU.


Email: info@portcharlottehotel.co.uk
Tele : 01496 850360
Fax : 01496 850361