Caledonian MacBrayne run a direct car and passenger ferry from Ullapool to Stornoway, a car/passenger ferry to/from Skye to Harris and also to Lochmaddy in North Uist. Inter-island services also operate between Ardmhor in Barra and Eriskay in South Uist and also from Berneray in North Uist to Leverburgh and Harris.
The introduction of cheaper ferry fares to Hebridean routes has dramatically reduced the cost of travel to the islands and vehicle pre-booking is advised.
Telephone 0800 066 5000 or log on to their website www.calmac.co.uk.
To help with expected congestion in Ullapool over festival weekend arrangements with parking will be made at the school. Please follow the HebCelt parking signage when entering Ullapool and allow additional time to your journey.
Vehicles left are done so at the owner's discretion. Please park responsibly as vehicles causing traffic problems will be removed and inevitably this will incur recovery costs.
Regular bus services connect with the ferry arrival and departure times.
The main coach operator from Central Scotland is Scottish Citylink Coaches, for all connections telephone 08705 505050 or visit their website: www.citylink.co.uk.
You must book your travel between Ullapool and Inverness to ensure that adequate seats are available for all who intend to travel.
You can get as far as Inverness by train, and then go by bus to Ullapool.
You can travel as far as Oban, Mallaig and Kyle by train, and then travel onwards by bus to the ferry from Skye to Harris.
Further details from 08457 48049050 or book online through www.scotrail.co.uk.
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The following operators fly regular daily services to the islands from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness.
Flybe, Europe's largest regional airline operate 92 flights a week between Stornoway and Edinburgh/Glasgow/Inverness and Benbecula.
Seamless connections from Manchester, Birmingham, Exeter, Belfast, Cardiff, East Midlands, Southampton.
All passengers get a free 20kg bag
Kids get 1/3rd off
0871 700 2000
Eastern Airways www.easternairways.com: 08703 669 100
For all types of accommodation see our Accommodation List.
There is a well-integrated local bus service, more information from Stornoway Bus Station: 01851 704327.