How to travel to Kintyre & Gigha
From the South
There are a number of ways to travel to the region. Take the M74 up to Glasgow and then join the A82 which runs alongside Loch Lomond and then join the A83 towards Inveraray, and onto Campbeltown.
From the North
Follow the A82 from Inverness to Oban, and then take A816 toward Lochgilphead, and finally join A83 to Tarbert and the rest of Kintyre.
Car hire is also widely available
Argyll and Bute Council offer detailed public transport guides which include local bus companies that operate across the region.
There are also a couple of Postbuses operating in the region, which provide a minibus service along rural postal routes.
There are national and international flights to Glasgow Airport and nearby Prestwick Airport which offer transport links by rail or road to Kintyre and car hire is available through Rhino Car Hire.
Loch Lomond Seaplanes also offer scenic day trips over the region.
By Ferry / Sea
Ferries are an important mode of transport in the region, connecting the many islands and peninsulas.
Discovering Kintyre by ferry is a pleasure in itself, with Caledonian MacBrayne's ferries. There are three ways to get to Kintyre by ferry:
- Catch the ferry from Portavadie on the Cowal & Dunoon peninsula.
- Get the ferry from Lochranza on Arran.
- Calmac also run a summer timetable to Campbeltown from Ardrossan.
You can also visit the Isle of Gigha from Tayinloan.