To visit Mull & Iona, you first need to get to Oban.
- Oban is easily reached by taking the A82 which skirts the west side of Loch Lomond. Then either via Tyndrum or follow the A83 over the 'Rest and be Thankful' through Inveraray. Both journeys take between 2 and 3 hours
- A train service runs from Glasgow Queen Street station to Oban.
- There is also a bus service that departs from Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow and goes via Inveraray to Oban.
Ferries to Mull & Iona
There are three ferry routes from the mainland to the Isle of Mull, and one from Mull to Iona. All ferries are run by Calendonian MacBrayne (‘Calmac’). All ferries that run from the mainland to Mull are passenger and vehicle services.
Oban to Craignure
Oban is the principal ferry port for Mull and (indirectly) Iona. Ferries run seven days a week, throughout the year.
Lochaline to Fishnish
Lochaline ferry port is an unattended slipway. Tickets cannot be booked in advance for this sailing. Just turn up, wait for the next available sailing, and buy a ticket onboard.
Kilchoan to Tobermory
Kilchoan, located in western Ardnamurchan and the most the most westerly village in mainland Britain, has another unattended slipway. This service sails directly into Tobermory. Tickets cannot be booked in advance for this sailing. Just turn up, wait for the next available sailing, and buy a ticket onboard.
Fionnphort to Iona
Fionnphort, located on the south westerly tip of Mull, is where you will find the ferry port for Iona. It’s not required to book this service, just show up and buy a ticket. The sailing takes just 10 minutes.
Iona is unusual in that only those who live there can have a car on the island, so be ready to leave your vehicle in Fionnphort.