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BUTE:

Wemyss Bay (WEM) - Rothesay (ROT)

Normal service

Supplementary information

Sunday 28th July – Monday 26th August

To support travel to/from Bute during busy periods, we've worked closely with Argyll & Bute Council to accommodate re-instating the following sailings during ButeFest, and the Bute Highland Games.

ButeFest

Sunday 28 July - 19:05 Wemyss Bay - Rothesay will operate
Monday 29 July - 07:05 Rothesay - Wemyss Bay will operate

Bute Highland Games

Friday 23 August - 20:05 Wemyss Bay - Rothesay will operate
Saturday 24 August - 08:05 Rothesay - Wemyss Bay will operate
Sunday 25 August - 19:05 Wemyss Bay - Rothesay will operate
Monday 26 August - 07:05 Rothesay - Wemyss Bay will operate

Until Further Notice

Scotrail will introduce a temporary timetable. This will impact various onward travel connections across the network. For further details please visit www.scotrail.co.uk prior to your journey.

Rothesay (Bute) Harbour Works 

27 May 2024 – 28 February 2025
Due to infrastructure work being carried out by Argyll & Bute Council at Rothesay Harbour, some Wemyss Bay/Rothesay Summer & Winter Timetable services will not operate between 27 May – 28 February 2025. For full details, please see our timetable page and our latest Customer Update.

We’ve provided an overview of the sailings which will not operate below:

Summer 2024 Timetable (27 May – 20 October 2024)
Mondays – Thursdays

07:05 Rothesay – Wemyss Bay & 19:05 Wemyss Bay – Rothesay

Fridays
07:05 Rothesay – Wemyss Bay & 20:05 Wemyss Bay – Rothesay
Saturdays
08:05 Rothesay – Wemyss Bay & 20:05 Wemyss Bay – Rothesay
Sundays
19:05 Wemyss Bay – Rothesay

Winter 2024/25 Timetable (21 October 2024 – 28 February 2025*)
Mondays – Fridays

07:05 Rothesay – Wemyss Bay & 19:05 Wemyss Bay – Rothesay
Saturdays
08:05 Rothesay – Wemyss Bay & 19:05 Wemyss Bay – Rothesay
Sundays
19:05 Wemyss Bay – Rothesay

A78 Roadworks

Due to roadworks on the A78 from Largs towards Wemyss Bay, passengers are advised there may be delays and heavy traffic.

Turn Up and Go and Bookable route online purchases. If you have purchased tickets online as a group or for any number of travel companions, for use on any of our Turn Up and Go or Bookable routes, the full party must travel on the same sailing. This applies to both legs of your journey. If you are unsure if all members of your group are travelling together, please complete separate transactions online.

Connecting Services - For customers using connecting services please note these services do not always guarantee a connection, particularly during times of disruption. We advise that you check both CalMac and connecting service websites prior to travel to ensure you can reach your end destination safely.

Stay Safe - When travelling with us, we strongly recommend our customers follow our safer travel guidance. Before travel, take a moment to familiarise yourself with the details.

Payment Information - Contactless payment is quick and easy. If you're travelling with us, please do so using a contactless payment method. We accept MasterCard, Visa, Apple, Google or Samsung Pay. If you need assistance, please speak with a member of staff. 

Last Updated: 22 Jul 2024 05:55

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