Travel to Jura (Via Islay)
By Air: Twice daily, Monday to Friday 25 minute daily flights by Flybe from Glasgow International Airport to Islay Airport. One daily flight Saturday & Sunday. Contact www.flybe.com.
Tel Islay Airport: + 44(0)1496 302022. This is the quickest way to get to Islay & can also offer spectacular views of the islands & Mull of Kintyre. From the Airport take the bus or taxi to Port Askaig for the ferry to Jura.
By Car to Kennacraig for the Islay Ferry: If you are driving to Islay/Jura from Glasgow the journey should take approximately 2.5 hours. Once over the Erskine Bridge & onto the A82 road along the shores of Loch Lomond, past Tarbet onto the A83 the drive is scenically stunning as you head up the ‘Rest & Be Thankfull‘, down to Inverary Town along Loch Fyne & then on through Lochgilphead & continue on to the A83 road to the Kintyre peninsula passing through Tarbert to West Tarbert & a further 5 miles to Kennacraig, the Ferry Terminal. Look out for the Ferry sign.
By Bus: Twice daily West Coast Motors Bus Service operates from Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station which will take you to the Ferry Terminal just before it departs for Islay. Contact www.citylink.co.uk for more info.
The Crossing by Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry: For Bookings & time tables contact www.calmac.co.uk or call 08000665000. The 2 -2.5 hour Ferry journey is a great relaxing experience & you will travel on either MV Hebridean Isles, MV Isle of Arran or MV Finlaggan, the newest & biggest ferry on the Islay run. You can choose to bring your car over or you can leave it in the car park at Kennacraig. More info on the Islay Ferry here When you’ve arrived on Islay you need to drive to Port Askaig, if not already here, for the 5 minute ferry crossing to Jura.
Please note that it is more convenient for foot passengers to get the ferry into Port Askaig.
Jura Ferry: There is a sailing from Port Askaig to Jura approx. once every hour from 8am until 6.30pm. For more information phone 01496 840681.
Jura Bus: Jura bus runs a daily service from the Jura ferry to Craighouse and beyond as well as private tours over the island. Please phone 01496 820314 for information or visit their website
Jura Passenger Ferry: Passengers may travel from Tayvallich direct to Craighouse for info see www.jurapassengerferry.com. please note this service is only available april to sept