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How to get here.

While we may appear to be a long way from everywhere - it's relatively easy to reach Stornoway by air, by coach, by rail/coach and by road. 

FLYBE FLIGHTS TO STORNOWAY AIRPORT

By air

The modern terminal at Stornoway airport is served by direct flights from the mainland (all less than about an hour's duration) from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness.  Flights are by Flybe (operated by Loganair), Eastern Airways and Highland Airways.

There are inter-island flights direct from Benbecula (Highland Airways) and it's possible to fly from Barra to Benbecula (Flybe/Loganair) thus connecting with the Highland Airways flight (subject to tide times at Barra Beach Airport). 

Each of the mainland airports which serve Stornoway have connecting flights by 'traditional' airlines and by 'budget' carriers - bringing most regional UK airports within a 'one change' journey.

Caledonian MacBrayne Calmac Ferry arrives in Stornoway

By Sea

Caledonian 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 Ullapool and 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.