Tobermory Self Catering Holiday Cottage Accommodation on Mull at Back Brae Lodge
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Ferry to Mull from Oban, Lochaline and Kilchoan with CalMac

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 - more CalMac contact information here.

Ferry to Craignure on Mull from Oban (mainland Argyll)

ferry to Mull from Oban

The most popular ferry 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. A standard car with two passengers currently costs £39.80

Ferry to Fishnish on Mull from Lochaline (mainland Morvern)

Mull ferry from Lochaline

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 crossing is the quickest ferry 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 to Tobermory on Mull from Kilchoan (mainland Ardnamurchan)

Kilchoan ferry to Mull

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.

sunset over Corran Narrows and lighthouse
Crossing the Corran Narrows by ferry at sunset.

Public Transport

Plan your train journey from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban with ScotRail.

Citylink coaches run to Oban from Glasgow Buchanan Street Bus Station. For the public bus (coach) service on Mull and around Oban, see West Coast Motors timetables. Note that the Summer & Winter bus timetables correspond to the same seasonal CalMac ferry timetable dates - this has not always been evident on the bus timetables or website.

For private taxi cabs on Mull see the services listed here. Book in advance when possible.

Car Travel

Within Mull and around Ardnamurchan and Morvern, please remember that car journey times on single track roads can be significantly longer than you may be used to! As an example, the trip from Tobermory to Fionnphort (60 miles) for the Iona ferry can take one and a half hours.

Taking your car to Mull? Visit Holiday Mull's Guide to driving on the island's single track roads.

Mackay's Garage in Tobermory offers car, van and truck hire. Mull Car Hire is based near the Oban ferry terminal in Craignure.

passing places on single track roads
Always allow following vehicles to pass on single track roads.
How to drive on single track roads.

Mull Weather

Keep an eye on the weather as Mull ferry crossings can often be cancelled in severe conditions, depending on the wind direction and sea swell.

See a live webcam image from Glenforsa (near Salen) showing the current weather conditions on the Sound Of Mull. Glenforsa Airfield near Salen is an unlicenced grass airfield suitable for light aircraft, operated by Argyll & Bute Council.

Tobermory weather for the Mull ferry
See the current weather forecast for Tobermory from the BBC
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.