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Ferries are the main means of access to Barra, there being two ferry teminals.
Castlebay is the main terminal and connects with Oban on the Mainland. Travelling direct from Oban by ferry takes approximately five hours.
Ardmhor is the second ferry port providing a shorter crossing to Barra from Eriskay, from which travellers can access the Uists, Harris and Lewis.
Typically this crossing takes forty minutes.
Both ferry routes are run by Caledonian MacBrayne.

 


Barra is famous for its airport at Traigh Mhor in the North of the Island.
On Barra the beach is the runway and tides influence when planes arrive and depart.
There are flights direct from Glasgow and indirectly from Inverness (via Stornoway and Benbecula).
All flights are operated by FlyBe.

 
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Ferry services are operated by Caledonian MacBrayne

Flight are operated by FlyBe

Transport from both ferries and the airport can be organised by prior-arrangement. Please contact us near to the time of your visit to confirm details and availability.

A public bus service operates every day except Sundays. Visit the Western Isles Council Website for the latest timetables

From Castlebay Ferry Terminal
 

Turn left from the Ferry Terminal and follow the road out of Castlebay, past the turning for Vatersay (spelt Bhatarsaidh).
The house is at the foot of Heather Hill, first entrance on the left hand side.


From Barra Airport
 

On leaving the airport turn left.  Continue on this road until you come to a T-junction at Northbay. 
At this junction turn right and continue for about 7 miles. 
You will pass the reservoir, Barra Church of Scotland, Craigston and the Isle of Barra Hotel. 
You will come to the top of a hill from which you will see Castlebay. 
Ceum a Bhealaich in on the right hand side at the base of the hill, before the Vatersay (spelt Bhatarsaidh) turning.


From Ard Mhor Ferry Terminal
 

On leaving the ferry continue on the road until you get to a T-junction. 
Turn left and continue until you reach a second T-junction at Northbay. 
At this junction turn right and continue for about 7 miles. 
You will pass the reservoir, Barra Church of Scotland, Craigston and the Isle of Barra Hotel. 
You will come to the top of a hill from which you will see Castlebay. 
Ceum a Bhealaich in on the right hand side at the base of the hill, before the Vatersay (spelt Bhatarsaidh) turning.

 

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