Getting Here

Getting to the Hebrides and then travelling around the islands is more straightforward today than ever before.

Looking for directions to the Outer Hebrides? Enter your home postcode or city into the textbox below and you will be taken to Google Maps. You will be given options and directions to get to Stornoway. Tip. Generally, we locals prefer to travel Ullapool to Inverness and then down the A9.

There are many different methods of transport, the table below provides links to route planners and timetables, as well as an idea of journey times.

Route Service/
Journey Times Notes
Inverness – Ullapool Citylink 1hr  
Ullapool – Stornoway (Lewis) Cal Mac 2hr 30min 45 min check in for vehicles.
Glasgow – Uig (Skye) Citylink 7hr  
Uig (Skye) – Tarbert (Harris) Cal Mac 1hr 40min 30 min check in for vehicles.
Stornoway (Lewis) – Tarbert (Harris) Bus 1hr Town centre to pier.
Berneray – Leverburgh (Harris) Cal Mac 1hr Subject to change due to tidal conditions.
Tarbert (Harris) – Leverburgh (Harris) Bus 45min Pier to Pier.
Balivanich (Benbecula) – Stornoway (Lewis) Flybe 30min  
Aberdeen – Stornoway (Lewis) Eastern Airways 55min No weekend flights.
Inverness – Stornoway (Lewis) Flybe 40min  
Glasgow – Stornoway (Lewis) Flybe 1hr 5min  
Edinburgh – Stornoway (Lewis) Flybe 1hr 10min