Transportation

Bicycle Hire in Armadale

South Skye Cycles

Bicycle hire place 4 miles north of Armadale; can deliver bikes to the ferry pier or to Broadford.
Bicycle Rental in South Uist ( Uibhist A Deas)

Rothan Cycles

Offers a delivery and pick-up service (extra charge) at various points between Eriskay and Stornoway.
Ferry in Orkney

Northlink Ferries

Operates ferries from Scrabster to Stromness (passenger/car £19.40/59, 1½ hours, two to three daily), from Aberdeen to Kirkwall (passenger/car £31.50/111, six hours, three or four weekly) and from Kirkwall to Lerwic…
Ferry in Campbeltown

Kintyre Express

Kintyre Express operates a small, high-speed passenger ferry from Campbeltown to Ballycastle in Northern Ireland (£50/90 one way/return, 1½ hours, daily May to August, Friday to Sunday April and September). You must…
Ferry in Orkney

John O'Groats Ferries

Passenger-only service from John O’Groats to Burwick, on the southern tip of South Ronaldsay, with connecting buses to Kirkwall. A 40-minute crossing, with two to three departures daily. Also has a connecting bus se…
Ferry in Outer Hebrides

CalMac

Runs car ferries from Ullapool to Stornoway (Lewis), from Uig (Isle of Skye) to Lochmaddy (North Uist) and Tarbert (Harris), from Oban to Castlebay (Barra) and Mallaig to Lochboisdale (South Uist). CalMac has a rang…
Bus in Durness

Far North Bus

A year-round service heads to Lairg (£9, 2½ hours, Monday to Friday), where there is a train station. On Saturday buses head to Inverness (£13.40, three hours) and Thurso (£10.30, 2½ hours). In summer school holiday…
Ferry in Orkney

Pentland Ferries

These leave from Gills Bay, 3 miles west of John O’Groats, and head to St Margaret’s Hope on South Ronaldsay three to four times daily. The crossing takes a little over an hour. At the time of research, the road-equ…
Ferry in Small Isles

CalMac

Operates the passenger-only ferry from Mallaig to Eigg, Muck, Rum and Canna. Bicycles are carried for free. You can also hop between the islands without returning to Mallaig, but the timetable is complicated and it …
Bus in Stornoway (Steornabhagh)

Stornoway Bus Station

The bus network covers almost every village in the islands, with around four to six buses a day on all the main routes; however, there are no buses at all on Sunday. You can pick up timetables from the tourist offic…