How to Find Us
BY CAR & FERRY:
It is essential to book for a vehicle crossing Telephone 0800 066 5000, or book online at www.calmac.co.uk
From the Erskine Bridge, whether crossing over from the M8 or passing by on the A82, the journey to the Ferry Terminal at Kennacraig should take between two to three hours, depending on road conditions. Once on the A82, follow it along the edge of Loch Lomond to Tarbet, take the A83 through Arrochar, over the 'Rest and be Thankful', on to Inveraray and down Loch Fyne, passing Lochgilphead and Tarbert. Five miles (8km) south of Tarbert is the Ferry Terminal at Kennacraig.
From Glasgow flying Loganair. For bookings, times etc., Tel Islay Airport: 44 (0)1496 302022 or Loganair reservations 0344 800 2855. Book online at loganair.co.uk Car hire can be arranged for pickup at the airport Islay Car Hire or Cresswell Cars or ask about our transfer service.
There is a connecting service to Kennacraig from Buchanan Street Bus Station in Glasgow. Book online at citylink.co.uk. From Port Ellen or Port Askaig there is a limited bus service to Portnahaven (although you may have to change in Bowmore) which stops just a few steps from Orsay House & Islay B&B
DRIVING ON ISLAY
Like the rest of the UK we drive on the left, however we do have the added excitement of 'The Single Track Road' this is absolutely nothing to be worried about as long as you follow a few simple rules Click here for a short video showing how to drive on single track roads.
The most important thing to remember is to wave at other motorists (and pedestrians). Islay isn't called the friendly island for nothing !