Travelling to Raasay

Raasay Sconser Ferry CalMac


Raasay’s ferry, the MV Hallaig, is a large 23-car ferry with plenty of space for vehicles. You cannot book the ferry in advance and it’s advisable to be there at least 10 minutes before the ferry sails. All tickets can be purchased on board the vessel.

The Raasay ferry has summer and winter timetables, and can occasionally be liable to cancellation or change due to unforeseen circumstances. Those travelling should always check the Calmac website for up-to-date information as well as fares or changes to the service.

You can also call 0800 066 5000 for information on sailings.


The Calmac winter timetable operates from 24 October 2022–30 March 2023.

The Calmac summer timetable operates from 31 March 2023–15 October 2023.

BY ROAD

FROM EDINBURGH

Follow the A90 over the Queensferry Crossing and join the M90.

Then follow the A9, turning left at Dalwhinnie onto the A889/A86.

Continue through Spean Bridge and Invergarry to join the A87 route to Kyle of Lochalsh and over the Skye Bridge.



FROM GLASGOw

Drive west along Great Western Road to join the scenic A82 route north to Fort William.

Here you can choose the A830 Road to the Isles for the Mallaig-Armadale ferry crossing or continue along the more direct route to Invergarry to join the A87 route to Kyle of Lochalsh and over the Skye Bridge.



FROM INVERNESS

Travelling west, take the A82 along Loch Ness-side to Invermoriston then right onto the A887

Join the A87 at Loch Cluanie. Continue on the A87 to Sconser via Kyle of Lochalsh and the Skye Bridge.

Alternatively, travel north on the A9 to join the A835 at Tore roundabout,

Continue on the A832 to Achnasheen. Then the A890 and A87 to Sconser via Kyle of Lochalsh and the Skye Bridge.

BY COACH & TRAIN

COACH

Citylink Coaches stop at the Sconser ferry terminal. This is the easiest way to get to Sconser from Inverness, Glasgow or Edinburgh on public transport.

TRAIN

The closest train station is Kyle of Lochalsh. You can easily book a journey to Kyle, where it is then only a short 30-minute bus journey or taxi ride to Sconser.

Isle of Raasay

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Waterfall Raasay HM
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