Loganair runs a 35 minute scheduled service from Glasgow to Islay. This is the quickest way and can provide spectacular views of the islands and Kintyre. For information on schedules or bookings check www.flybe.com.
Drive to Kennacraig in Argyll and Bute. From Glasgow, this journey takes about 2.5 hours. Take the A82 up Loch Lomondside, turning onto the A83 at Tarbet. Continue on through both Inverarary and Lochgilphead towards Tarbert on Loch Fyne. The ferry port of Kennacraig is just five miles on from Tarbert. Please note that it is simply a terminal and not a town or village.
Caledonian MacBrayne run the two hour crossing which runs frequently throughout the year, with additional sailings in the Summer. For general enquiries telephone + 44 (0) 1475 650100, for bookings and reservations: + 44 (0) 1880 730253, or + 44 (0) 1496 302209. Website at www.calmac.co.uk.