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What routes can I make a reservation for?


It's now even easier to make a reservation. You can pre-purchase tickets for all routes online in advance of travel, at any time.

You can also purchase tickets via telephone and at port offices.  

We have two types of routes - Bookable and Turn up and Go

On our Bookable routes, you can buy your ticket in advance of travel - and in so doing, you will be reserving space(s) on a particular sailing.

On our Turn up and Go routes, you'll be purchasing an 'open' ticket for a chosen departure date, valid for the season in which you've purchased it, but it won't have a specific sailing time.

Bookable routes

  • ARRAN: Ardrossan - Brodick 

  • ISLAY: Kennacraig - Port Ellen/Port Askaig  

  • ISLAY: Oban - Port Askaig   

  • COLONSAY: Oban - Colonsay  

  • COLONSAY: Kennacraig (via Islay) - Colonsay

  • MULL: Oban - Craignure

  • COLL: Oban - Coll 

  • TIREE: Oban - Tiree 

  • SKYE: Mallaig - Armadale

  • BARRA: Oban - Castlebay 

  • ERISKAY: Barra - Eriskay

  • SOUTH UIST: Mallaig - Lochboisdale (Oban - Lochboisdale Winter Only)

  • NORTH UIST: Uig - Lochmaddy 

  • HARRIS: Uig - Tarbert

  • HARRIS: Berneray - Leverburgh

  • LEWIS: Ullapool - Stornoway 

  • LISMORE: Oban - Lismore 

  • SMALL ISLES: Mallaig - Canna, Muck, Eigg, Rum (Foot passenger only*)

*Reservations for vehicles on the Mallaig - Small Isles route should be made by calling our Mallaig office, 01687 310240 (option 2) to make a booking. If the Mallaig Office is not available call our Customer Engagement Centre 0800 066 5000 (01475 650397 for International customers) and we will pass on your request to the Mallaig office. Customer Engagement Centre Opening Hours Vehicles must be in possession of the relevant island permit prior to travel.

Which routes do I not need to make an advance booking?


Travelling in a group
If you're purchasing tickets for a group or any travel companions, please note that the entire party must travel together. This applies to both legs of your journey. If you're not certain whether all members of your group will be travelling together, we recommend completing separate transactions online.

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