Getting to Mull
The crossing from the mainland to the Island of Mull is made by Caledonian MacBrayne car ferries, which run from Oban to Craignure (45 minutes crossing time) or Lochaline to Fishnish (35 minutes crossing time). Oban can be reached either by road, there is a frequent bus service running to several large towns and cities throughout Scotland, or by train, Oban has its own railway station and the trains run regularly to and from Glasgow. For more information on ferry times and costs please contact Caledonian MacBrayne direct on:- 0800 066 5000 or visit them online at http://www.calmac.co.uk
Isle Of Mull
New, cheaper Road Equivalent Tariff (RET) fares on sailings to Mull have been in place since 26th October 2015. The standard return fare for the Oban to Craignure sailing has been reduced by over 50% - a car with two passengers now costs £39.80
There are three separate ferries servicing the Island of Mull:
Oban (mainland Argyll) to Craignure on the Island of Mull
This is the most popular route to Mull and is the one most used by those travelling from Glasgow, the Central belt of Scotland and the south.
The ferry journey takes 45 minutes and the ferry itself has a restaurant on board.
Because of its popularity it’s therefore recommended that you book your car onto the ferry well in advance of your travel date.
Remember also that you must be at the Oban ferry terminal 30 minutes prior to your advertised departure time.
Oban can be reached either by road; there is a frequent bus service running to several large towns and cities throughout Scotland, or by train, Oban has its own railway station and the trains run regularly to and from Glasgow
Lochaline (mainland Morvern) to Fishnish on the Island of Mull
Lochaline is situated halfway up the Sound of Mull on the mainland and is accessed across the Morvern Peninsula.
This is a non-bookable service on a much smaller ferry which doesn’t have any catering facilities, however it has more sailings per day and has a shorter journey time (35 minutes).
Kilchoan (mainland Ardnamurchan) to Tobermory on the Island of Mull
This is a similar sized ferry to the Lochaline service also with a journey time of 35 minutes and without catering facilities. It is also the most remote point of embarkation across the Ardnamurchan Peninsula.
Please refer to the Caledonian MacBrayne website - www.calmac.co.uk to check timetables/prices and to be advised of the service status of all these ferries.
You can also contact them direct on 0800 066 5000.