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Welcome toMull

From mountains to moorlands, Mull is an island of wild landscapes with a pretty harbour town.

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Exceptional wildlife, whisky, and pristine beaches

Mull is wild and beautiful. 300 miles of dramatic coastline, including some excellent beaches, and a castle that's appeared in several films. You might recognise the main town, Tobermory, from the Balamory children's TV show - you can't miss the harbour's brightly painted houses as you arrive on the ferry from Kilchoan.

The An Tobar arts centre sells lots of arts and crafts to take home, and if you head further afield you can spot puffins, dolphins, and otters, or explore the Lochbuie stone circle and MacKinnon's cave. Mull is the gateway to Iona, which is perfect for a day trip. The Tobermory distillery has some excellent malts, too, if you like a dram. Mull and nearby islands also offer excellent touring journeys exploring nature, wildlife, food and drink, landmarks, history and heritage  - check out our page to see what suits you.  


For more information on Mull visit Explore Argyll's  or Holiday Mull's website.


How to get here

The most direct route to Mull is by ferry from Oban, which drops you at Craignure. The journey takes 46 minutes. Vehicle reservations are recommended. 

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You can also get to Mull from Lochaline and Kilchoan on Morvern and Ardnamurchan. No advance booking is necessary on these sailings. Simply turn up at the port of departure, buy a ticket, and go on the next available sailing. 

Getting to Oban from Glasgow

By car

It takes 2 hours 30 minutes to drive from Glasgow, 3 hours from Edinburgh, 4 hours from Aberdeen, and 2 hours 45 minutes from Inverness. If you are travelling with an electric vehicle, there are charging points available at the Argyll College in Oban.

The Isle of Mull is well equipped with electric vehicle charging points with points in Craignure, Bunessan, Fionnphort, Tobermory and Treshnish Holiday Cottages.

Helpful tips for driving on Mull

Video transcript - How to drive on single track roads

Postcode for sat nav

Oban Port: PA34 4DB

Travelling without a car

By train

If you're coming from the east coast, Edinburgh, or the South, you'll need to travel through Glasgow. There's a regular direct train to Oban from Glasgow Queen Street Station, and it takes just over 3 hours. Why not purchase a  ticket from Glasgow to Craignure? Check the train times on our Journey Planner

By bus

The bus route to Oban from Glasgow takes just under 3 hours, traffic permitting. The bus from Inverness to Oban takes 3 hours 30 minutes, with a change at Fort William. 

West Coast Motors operate regular services (Monday to Saturday) across the Isle of Mull. Check our Journey Planner for more details.

By foot 

Mull is the second largest of the Inner Hebrides. The island is probably best known for the colourful harbour of Tobermory and was the setting of the popular children's television series Balamory. The walking routes on Mull take in some of the Scotland's finest coastal scenery as well as some really challenging mountain climbs. If you would like more information on walking in Mull check out  Holiday Mull .

By bike 

Why not explore Mull by bike? The Isle of Mull is a large island with routes to suit all ages and levels. The majority of roads are single track and the terrain can vary between flattish grounds to more challenging. Why not try the 87 mile Tour of Mull and take in the sights like Eas Fors Waterfall near the neighbouring island of Ulva, or why not go off-road at Tobermory and into the trails through Ardmore. Note that Mull can get quite busy especially around the ports. Take a look at the Visit Scotland website for details of routes, excursions and bike hire []

Note: Groups of cyclists should contact us in advance advising of preferred sailings, as space on some ferries may be limited.

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Public transport

If you're looking to get around Mull by public transport you've got a few options to explore - there is a local bus service which runs to a regular timetable, and local private hire taxi options to choose from. You could also get around on a hired electric bicycle if you were feeling adventurous. Find out more about public transport options on Mull at

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