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Islay: Kennacraig - Port Ellen/Port Askaig

Valid from 29 March - 20 October 2024

Bookings for the period *10-17 July will remain unavailable - further amendments are still to be confirmed due to vessel deployment plans. Read our latest update. Customer update - Summer 2024 timetables

Due to MV Finlaggan overhaul the following timetable will operate between 15 April to 10 May as shown here

We will be running additional sailings for visitors travelling to and from Islay's Fèis Ìle in May and June 2024, following consultation with local communities, and other routes will be temporarily impacted as a result. Please see full timetable details here. Please note that timetables for this period are now available to book excluding *10 - 17 July. If you have a booking in place that is affected, our port team will be in touch with you.

29 March - 21 August 2024: See timetable here 

22 August - 20 October 2024: See timetable here 

Kennacraig Ferry Terminal 08 January 2024 - 27 January 2025: From 08 January 2024, an amended timetable will be in operation to allow for the next phase of CMAL's infrastructure works at Kennacraig Ferry Terminal. This is available below and a customer update to support customers on what to expect is available here.

Port Askaig Closure 19 June 2024 until 30 July 2024:  From 19 June 2024 a six-week closure will be required to support CMAL's port enabling works and Argyll and Bute Councils port layout upgrades. CalMac are working with Transport Scotland on timetable options and service continuity plan for during this period and we will update customers as soon as we can. 

Check-in is 30 minutes prior to departure for vehicles and 10 minutes for foot passengers - otherwise space will be reallocated. Late check-in may also lead to the vehicle being refused carriage.

Book your ticket online in advance of travel - even if you're a foot passenger. When you book online, you will immediately receive an eTicket direct to your email inbox. Each eTicket has a QR code, meaning you'll instantly be ready to board. There's no need to print at home or collect your tickets at the port, eTickets can be scanned from your device.  

Making an online reservation for Islay - When booking travel to/from Islay online, please select the port you plan to travel to/from - either Port Ellen or Port Askaig. If your booking is for a return journey, and you are selecting different Islay ports for each leg, please use the 'multi-Island' booking feature, shown when prompted to select the ticket type you'd like. This feature can be used to bundle multiple journeys across our network and will allow customers to make a return booking with travel through different Islay ports. 

Food and Drink - Find out what will be available on this route here.

Campervans/Motorhomes -  Find out more about changes that have been made to the motorhomes, campervans and caravans standby process.

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Check the service status of this route before you travel for the latest information


29 March - 21 August 2024

STT Table 09 Kennacraig Islay 29 March - 21 August

22 August - 20 October 2024 

STT TABLE 09 Kennacraig - Islay Summer 2024 timetable - 22 Aug - 20 Oct

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