How to travel to Kintyre & Gigha

By Car

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

Locally from Campbeltown Motor Company and Kintyre Hire



By Bus

Citylink, in partnership with West Coast Motors, offer a direct service from Glasgow to Tarbert and Campbeltown, where you can link to local services.

Argyll and Bute Council offer detailed public transport guides which include local bus companies that operate across the region.


By Plane

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.

Loganair flights from Glasgow Airport take approximately 42 mins to land at Campbeltown Airport. For more information please visit Glasgow Airport or Loganair.

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.

If you are sailing to Campbeltown please visit Campbeltown Marina for more information.

You can also visit the Isle of Gigha by ferry from Tayinloan and by boat at the Isle of Gigha Pontoons