Getting to Coll

Coll is accessible by car ferry or plane.

CalMac Ferries

Most people travel to Coll by Calmac ferry from Oban where there are daily sailings in the summer and 5 services a week in the winter. These same ferries go to Tiree and Barra (Barra once a week) so you can also get to Coll from these neighbouring islands. It is advisable to book cars in advance.

Hebridean Air Services

All flights for Coll leave from Connel airport near Oban or Tiree, next door. There are two flights a day from Glasgow to Tiree (Flybe) so it's possible to fly from Glasgow to Coll and back.

Private Boat Charter

If you feel like a treat and want to experience the thrill of a sea going rib then Coastal Connections can arrange to pick you up or drop you off at almopst any location by the sea.

Getting to Oban By Road

Roads to Oban run through beautiful scenery. Edinburgh 120 miles, Glasgow 96 miles, London under 500 miles. From Glasgow you travel alongside Loch Lomond on the A82 until you reach Tarbet where you have the option of staying on the A82/A85 through Crianlarich, Tyndrum and on to Oban or follow the A83/A819 over the ‘Rest and be Thankful’ and through Inverary. Either journey takes between 2 and 3 hours, although you may be tempted to stop several times to admire the scenery.

Getting to Oban by Train

Trains to Oban several times a day departing from Glasgow's Queen Street Station. There are also connections from Mallaig/Fort William, changing at Crainlarich.

Getting to Oban by Bus

Buses to Oban run from Glasgow Buchanan Street Station, north from Fort William and south from Campbeltown.

Usefull contacts & info

Calmac Ferrieswebsite
reservations : 0800 0665000
Information : 01475 650100 

Hebridean Air - website
reservations : 0845 805 7465

Boat Charter - Coastal Connections
01631 565833

Scotrail - website
0344 811 0141

Busses - Citylink website


Bicycles and kayaks travel free on Calmac ferries