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Mallaig (MAL)/Oban (OBA) - Lochboisdale (LBO)

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Service updates

Monday 22nd July

Due to tidal conditions, the following timetable will operate:

Depart Lochboisdale 05:45
Arrive Mallaig 09:15

Depart Mallaig 09:45
Arrive Lochboisdale 13:15

Tuesday 23rd July

Due to tidal restrictions and to avoid berthing clashes in Mallaig, the following amended timetable will operate. Please note, due to the height of the tide the arrival in Lochboisdale will be delayed to 16:05

Depart Lochboisdale – 08:10
Arrive Mallaig – 11:40

Depart Mallaig – 12:20
Arrive Lochboisdale – 16:05 (delayed 15:50)

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: tidal conditions

Last Updated: 22 Jul 2024 06:01

Supplementary information

Sunday 21st July
A82 Ballachulish - Onich

We are aware of a road traffic accident on the A82 which we are monitoring to allow passengers to make the 13:50 sailing.

Tuesday 30th July

Following a review of small vessel deployments and to avoid berthing clashes in Mallaig due to MV Loch Fyne's redeployment, the following timetable amendments are in place on Tuesdays and Fridays (except Tuesday 23rd July):

Depart Lochboisdale - 10:00 (Delayed 09:40)
Arrive Mallaig - 13:30

Depart Mallaig - 14:20 (Delayed 14:00)
Arrive Lochboisdale - 17:50

All bookings impacted by this disruption will be contacted by ports directly.

Until Further Notice

As of Wednesday 10 July, Scotrail will introduce a temporary timetable. This will impact various onward travel connections across the network. For further details please visit Scotrail prior to your journey.

Summer Tidal Amendments

Please see details for the Summer Tidal amendments here.

Until Further Notice

MV Lord of the Isles port stabiliser will remain out of operation. A permanent repair will be made during the vessels annual overhaul. Limitations will continue to be in place regarding the weather and sea states, in which the vessel can safely operate and service is at risk of short notice disruption or cancellation.

Friday 23rd August


Due to livestock sales, this service will operate to/from Oban (not Mallaig) to the following amended timetable:

Depart Lochboisdale – 07:00
Arrive Oban – 12:30
Depart Oban 13:00
Arrive Lochboisdale 18:30

Saturday 24th August 

The following additional sailings will operate due to the requirement of livestock sales only.

Departs Oban – 13:40
Departs Lochboisdale - 18:50

Sunday 15th September

Due to livestock sales, this service will operate to/from Oban (not Mallaig) to the following amended timetable:

Depart Lochboisdale – 07:00
Arrive Oban – 12:30
Depart Oban 13:00
Arrive Lochboisdale 18:30

Monday 16th September

The following additional sailings will operate due to the requirement of livestock sales only.

Departs Oban – 13:50
Departs Lochboisdale – 19:00

Tuesday 17th September

Due to livestock sales, this service will operate to/from Oban (not Mallaig) to the following amended timetable:

Depart Lochboisdale – 07:00
Arrive Oban – 12:30
Depart Oban 13:00
Arrive Lochboisdale 18:30

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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.

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Last Updated: 22 Jul 2024 06:01

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