- Stornoway Airport is amply served by taxis at a rank directly outside
the terminal. Travel time to any of Cala's hotels is about 10 minutes.
Buses also run (infrequently) to the town centre, service W5 - click for timetable.
Car HIre - we recommend that you pre-book.
For a complete car
and accommodation package, including 'one-way' to Barra, see
Motors - meet and greet service at airport
Car Hire - kiosk at airport
- Stornoway ferry terminal is amply served by taxis at a rank
the terminal. Travel time to any of Cala's hotels is between 2 and 5
the bus station adjoins the ferry terminal.
Car Hire contacts
are as above. There is a collection service at the ferry
terminal for rental cars.
Around and about
islands are served by a comprehensive bus service and it's possible to
get to pretty well every village by bus. A journey can even
made from the most northerly point of Lewis to the south of Barra in a
Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry
arrives in StornowayCaledonian MacBrayne is
a state owned ferry company, operating a fleet of modern,
drivel-on/drive-off ferries throughout the Hebrides, as well as a
number of routes to the south-west of Scotland.
The MV Isle of Lewis sails
twice daily in each direction between
d Stornoway, with three
sailings each way on peak summer
season days. The ship was constructed in 1995, has a capacity of 123
cars and carries up to 680 passengers.
Ullapool and Inverness, the A835 road has been the subject of
considerable improvement in recent years and now puts normal
travel time between the two at a realistic 1 hour and 15 minutes or
less. For visitors travelling north to Ullapool, the UK motorway
network joins the excellent, A9 trunk route to Inverness, via
Perth. Plan your journey.
Scottish Citylink coaches (the 'main' national operator) operate
service number 961 from Inverness to Ullapool, with luggage handling
through to Stornoway arrivals hall. Citylink connects with
coach services from Glasgow and Edinburgh, which in turn connect with
the National Express network.
Nearest rail station is at Inverness, where railway passengers will
need to transfer to the coach service shown above.