Getting here

George Orwell once described Jura as ‘ungettable to’ but, in fact, there are several ways to get here!

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Direct to Jura

The Jura Passenger Ferry runs direct from Tayvallich near Lochgilphead to Craighouse on Jura (booking essential).  The boat berths at the stone pier by the shop, just 10 minutes walk from Ardcraig.

The ferry connects with public transport to / from Glasgow and Oban several times a week.  Check the website for details.  If you are driving to Tayvallich, please make sure you leave your car in the designated ferry parking by the village hall (just past the ferry) and take note of the suggested parking donations.  

The passenger ferry is also available by private charter both during the season and throughout the off season.

Via Islay

To get to Islay you can catch one of the several CalMac ferries that leave Kennacraig on the Mull of Kintyre each day, or one of their ferries departing Oban / Colonsay on specific days of the week. Your ferry will either come into Port Askaig (right next to the ferry to Jura) or Port Ellen – about a 40 minute drive to Port Askaig. Vehicle bookings for mainland ferries must be made in advance or cars can be left in the car park at Kennacraig ferry terminal.

You can also fly to Islay from Glasgow or Edinburgh via Loganair, or from Colonsay and Oban with Hebridean Air Services.

To get to Jura from Islay, there is a regular ferry service from Port Askaig on Islay to Feolin on Jura. There are scheduled crossings between 7.30am and 6.30pm 6 days a week and tickets are purchased on the ferry. There are also additional bookable sailings outwith these times and a reduced Sunday service.  Please search the Argyll and Bute Council website for the most up to date version of the timetable.  You do not need to book your car for a scheduled crossing (out of hour crossings must be booked in advance).

Getting around

There is a bus service which runs most of the length of the island several times a day, normally allowing connections between Craighouse and Feolin for arriving / departing on a mainland ferry. Please search for service 456 on the Argyll and Bute Council website for the most up to date timetable. The bus is small and booking is recommended, especially on services which transport the school children to Islay / Craighouse as pupils will be given priority.