Oban to Mull with CalMac, and other Ferry Crossings

New, cheaper Road Equivalent Tariff (RET) fares on sailings to Mull have been in place since 26th October 2015. The standard return fare for the Oban to Craignure sailing has been reduced by over 50% - a car with two passengers now costs £39.80

More information about travelling to Mull by ferry from Caledonian MacBrayne Hebridean & Clyde ferries (CalMac). See the current service status for all CalMac ferries. The telephone number for CalMac enquiries and reservations is 0800 066 5000 and their email address is enquiries@calmac.co.uk - more CalMac contact information here.

Ferry from Oban (mainland Argyll) to Craignure on Mull

CalMac Oban ferry

The most popular route to Mull from Glasgow and the south is the crossing from Oban to Craignure. These sailings can fill up several weeks in advance in the summer season, so book in advance. This is the longest crossing (45 minutes) and the largest ferry. If you are travelling from Edinburgh or Glasgow the quickest way is via Tyndrum, however from Glasgow (and Loch Lomond) a more scenic route goes through Inverary. A good time to allow for travel to Oban from central Edinburgh or Glasgow is three and a half hours. Remember also that you must be at the Oban ferry terminal at least 30 minutes before departure.

Ferry from Lochaline (mainland Morvern) to Fishnish on Mull

Lochaline ferry

To reach Lochaline, travel across the scenic Morvern peninsula from the Corran Ferry, turning left before reaching Strontian, on to a hilly single track road. The Lochaline ferry involves the shortest crossing time to Mull (15 minutes), but is a longer drive from Tyndrum than the Oban route. However, taking mileage and all ferry tickets into account, for an average car it is comparable in overall travel cost.

Ferry from Kilchoan (mainland Ardnamurchan) to Tobermory on Mull

Kilchoan ferry

This Tobermory ferry from Ardnamurchan is the longest route from the south, but overall probably the most scenic way to get to Mull. This is a non-bookable service (crossing time 35 minutes), also via the Corran Ferry, and with more beautiful scenery going through Strontian and then the Ardnamurchan Peninsula & Loch Sunart. This route is a similar driving distance to the Lochaline-Fishnish ferry route (from Strontian) but the ferry arrives right into the heart of Tobermory and only a couple of minutes' walk from Back Brae Lodge.

See more Tobermory ferry information.

Corran Ferry from Nether Lochaber to Ardgour (mainland Morvern)

Corran ferry

To reach the Lochaline or Kilchoan vehicle ferries, you can travel on the small Corran Ferry between Nether Lochaber (just south of Fort William) and Ardgour (Morvern). The ferry isn't bookable but runs every half an hour or so, and is run by Highland Council (not CalMac). From the south, you have the opportunity to travel across scenic Rannoch Moor, and through dramatic Glencoe before arriving at Corran ferry. From Inverness and the north, you would travel through The Great Glen.

Back Brae Lodge can be seen behind the red building in the middle, in the final scene of this VisitScotland television advert which shows the seaplane arriving to land in Tobermory Bay.