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On Arrival.

 

By Air - 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 
Hebridean Hopscotch

Traditional Car hirers are:

Arnol Motors - meet and greet service at airport

Stornoway Car Hire - kiosk at airport

 

By Ferry - Stornoway ferry terminal is amply served by taxis at a rank directly outside the terminal. Travel time to any of Cala's hotels is between 2 and 5 minutes. 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
The 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 be made from the most northerly point of Lewis to the south of Barra in a single day

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. 

Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry arrives in StornowayThe MV Isle of Lewis sails twice daily in each direction between Ullapool an

BOARDING A BA FLIGHT AT STORNOWAY AIRPORT

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. 

Between 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.
By coach

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.
By rail/coach

Nearest rail station is at Inverness, where railway passengers will need to transfer to the coach service shown above.