Transport

Public Transport

With a little planning it is easy to reach us by public transport.

From Glasgow you can make your way to Oban by bus or train.

From Oban you take a ferry to Craignure on Mull.  The ferries, run by Caledonian MacBrayne, are restricting passenger numbers at the current time and so we urge you to check their website for booking information prior to travelling.

At Craignure you catch the local bus to Fionnphort.  Please make sure that the ferry you choose connects to the bus service on Mull.

Links to ferry and bus timetables appear below.  Be aware that it is now mandatory to wear face coverings on public transport in Scotland. This could be a scarf, mask or home-made face covering. This excludes young children under five years old. Some people are unable to wear masks for a range of reasons and we ask you to liaise with the relevant companies if this applies to you.  Our local bus service are also currently asking for payments to be made by contactless card rather than cash whenever possible.

Please aim to arrive after 3pm in Fionnphort and let us know in advance at what time you will be arriving so we can come and pick you up in our mini-bus from the bus stop. We will take you to our jetty to take you across to the island by boat.

Here is the latest ferry timetable (valid from 19 October 2020) and latest bus timetable for your journey to us on Mull (valid from 26/10/20).

Travelling from the Findhorn Foundation

If you would like to travel with the Findhorn bus from Findhorn or Forres, please email iona.transport@findhorn.org. This bus will only run if there are 3 or more passengers so please book in advance.

It is also still possible to travel from Findhorn to Erraid using public transport. You can take a bus or train from Forres to Inverness and from Inverness take a bus to Fort William. At Fort William you take another bus to Oban where you will catch a ferry. From Oban, please follow the travel advice as given above.

Travelling by car

If you are travelling by car, you need to book the ferry from Oban to Craignure.  Please let us know that you are travelling by car so we can make meeting arrangements with you.

When you arrive in Craignure on Mull, turn left off the ferry and make your way to Fionnphort. As you enter the village of Fionnphort (before the pub and the shop) turn left and follow the sign to ’Fidden campsite’. When you reach Fidden farm, drive through the farm, past the campsite toilet block.  Just before a cattle grid onto the camping area, you will find a track on your left.  Make sure you don’t follow the tarmac road that leads onto the campsite.  Follow this track to a big log pile. Please park your car here, where it can stay for your stay.  We will come across in our boat to bring you safely across to our island.

Camping before or after your visit

Please be aware that the campsite at Fidden, just across the water from Erraid is closed for the whole of the 2020 season.

The beauty of travelling to Erraid

Rainbow on MullTravelling on Mull allows you to enjoy one of the most spectacular landscapes in Scotland. You pass tiny fishing villages nestled into the shores of sea lochs, beautiful serene hillsides, mountains and glens. Maybe you will spot some of Mull’s abundant wildlife, like eagles, hawks, buzzards, seals, dolphins, otters or deer, and you will definitely see sheep and Highland cattle along the way…

For public transport information in Scotland click here:
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For ferry times from Oban click here:
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For train times click here:
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For bus times click here:
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For local bus times on Mull click here:
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