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Port Charlotte Travel

Getting to Islay has never been easier with the new Oban to Islay route on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Getting to Islay
Getting to Islay has never been easier with the new Oban to Islay route on Wednesdays and Saturdays and up to five ferries a day from Kennacraig
Two flights most days from Glasgow
Please visit for more detailed information

Islay an Jura

General information
Islay is located off the west coast of Scotland and is accessible via scheduled boat or flights, or indeed some of our guests arrive on their own boat, plane or helicopter!

Islay is the most southerly island of the Inner Hebrides and can be reached by car ferry from Kennacraig on Kintyre (2 hour journey). Flybe provide 2 scheduled flights each weekday (3 in summer) and 1 flight on Saturday and Sunday from Glasgow Airport to Islay.

Car & Ferry
Travelling from Glasgow is approximately 3 hours drive to Kennacraig on the west coast of the Mull of Kintyre. The ferry leaves from Kennacraig and arrives at either Port Ellen or Port Askaig about 2 and a half hours later.
The ferries are operated by Caledonian MacBrayne, for ferry timetables and booking (which is essential for cars) phone 08705 650000, or book online at

By air
FlyBe manage the Glasgow-Islay service which is operated by Loganair. For information and booking contact Flybe Reservations on 0871 700 2000 or online at

Bus and ferry
There is a connecting service between Kennacraig and Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow run by Citylink. For bus timetables and booking (strongly advised): or phone 08705 505050

Buses On Islay
Islay Coaches and the Royal Mail provide the bus services on Islay. The Services are numbered 450/451 and 196 for the

Post bus.
Islay Coaches Telephone: 01496 840 273
 Royal Mail Telephone: 08457 740 740
The timetable
Or alternatively is available at reception.

Islay Taxis:
Telephone: 01496 850 170 Mobile 07771921157

Telephone: 01496 810 449 Mobile 07899756159

Telephone: 01496 302 622 Mobile 07808303200

Telephone: 01496 302 155 Mobile 07775782155

Car Hire
Dan McKenzie
Telephone: 01496 302 300
Telephone: 01496 810544 Mobile: 07824655099

Bike Hire
Port Charlotte Bike Hire – Available 7 days a week, just opposite the hotel.
Telephone: 01496 850488
Port AskaigPersabus - Telephone: 01496 840753
Port Ellen – Telephone: 01496 302349
Bowmore - Post Office – Telephone: 01496 810366

Welcome Cyclists
Welcome Walkers
Google Maps
Scottish Tourist Board

Port Charlotte Hotel,
Port Charlotte,
Isle of Islay,
PA48 7TU.


Tele : 01496 850360
Fax : 01496 850361