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Ullapool (ULL) - Lochmaddy (LMA)

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Service updates

Uig Harbour Closure
30th October – 15th December

During this period, the Highland Council will undertake a second round of work to upgrade Uig Harbour. A direct service will not operate between Uig and Lochmaddy. Instead, our service continuity plan includes an amended timetable between Lochmaddy and Ullapool during 30 October – 15 December 2023. Timetable details can be found here.

Shuttle bus transport

Shuttle buses will be available to transport passengers between Uig – Ullapool as well as Tarbert – Stornoway. View full details of timings and their routes as well as details on how to book can be found here.

Support for customers

To provide you with all the information and support you need, please visit our dedicated web page, which includes a series of dedicated FAQs.

We’ll keep customers informed should there be any further changes in connection to this route. If you’ve not already done so, download our app or follow our Twitter @CalMac_Updates so we can provide you with timely updates, with the latest information we have available. Alternatively, you can also sign up to our service status text updates.

Reason: operational

Last Updated: 01 Dec 2023 12:21

Supplementary information

 Until Further Notice

Due to Heating & Water Systems getting renewed at Lochmaddy Terminal. Public Toilets are unavailable until further notice. Disabled/Babychanging room is available for use.

Check-in information at Ullapool
We're expecting more traffic than usual at Ullapool ferry terminal between 30 October 2023 - 15 December 2023. If you're a vehicle passenger travelling on the 11.00am (Monday - Saturday) departure for Lochmaddy, please check in after 09:30 a.m. on the day of sailing to allow for the flow of traffic for earlier sailings.
If you arrive earlier than 09:30 a.m. you won't be able to access car lanes. Check-in is 45 minutes prior to departure for vehicles and 30 minutes for foot passengers - otherwise space will be reallocated. Late check-in may also lead to the vehicle being refused carriage.

Until Further Notice
Due to Heating & Water Systems getting renewed at Lochmaddy Terminal. Public Toilets are unavailable until further notice. Mobility / Baby changing room is available for use.
Due to road re-surfacing works on the A865 there may be some traffic delays. Please allow extra time for your journey to ensure arrival for check in.

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: 01 Dec 2023 12:21

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