Getting to Isle of Luing

How to get to the Island of Luing

Belnahua Ferry

Public Transport

Trains run several times per day from Glasgow Queen Street to Oban. It takes just over 3 hours and is a stunning journey.  If you are bringing a bike you must book it on as there are only 6 cycle spaces and in the summer these can get booked up quickly.

Bus no. 418

Driving

From Oban…Follow the A816 coastal route south. After around 8 miles, take the B844 right turn signposted Luing and Easdale and follow the road – the road is partly single track so watch out for the passing places to pass oncoming traffic.  If you are taking your time and enjoying the view, do pull over to let other cars pass you – it may be a local trying to get to work.  You will drive over the Clachan Bridge – the bridge is a simple, single arched, hump-backed, masonry bridge spanning the Clachan Sound.  This bridge links the mainland to the Island of Seil.

The bridge has become to be known as the Bridge over the Atlantic.  Check carefully on your approach that no traffic is coming the other way as the hump means that you cannot see until you are over the top!

Well worth stopping in the carpark opposite the Tigh An Truish (roughly translated as ‘house of trousers’ so called as when the kilt was banned after the Battle of Culloden, defiant islanders continued to wear the national dress on their own turf but would change into trousers before crossing to the mainland) for a proper look at the view.

You can bring vehicles on the regular ferry service (every half hour except 1pm), check here for times. Bikes are free and you can also hire a bike from Sunnybrae Caravan Park.

Ferry

The usual ferry is the MV Belnahua. The ferry is run by Argyll & Bute Council and we are lucky to have a wonderful crew.  It is a very short crossing so have your cash or card ready to buy your tickets on board.