Islay ferry summer time table(s)

Calmac released the new summer timetables, effective 30 March 2007, for the Islay ferry (Kennacraig to Port Ellen/Port Askaig) on their website and they can be a bit confusing at first. Calmac uses two different timetables which makes it not very easy to read. Closer examination learnes that it's not that difficult. Here are the basics:

The Summer schedule is split in two parts:
Schedule 1 is effective from Friday 30 March until Thursday 17 May AND from Tuesday 25 September until Saturday 20 October.
Schedule 2 is effective from Friday 18 May until Monday 24 September.

Schedule 1 offers the following sailings from Kennacraig to Port Ellen/Port Askaig:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: Depart Kennacraig 0700, 1300 and 1800.
Wednesday: Depart Kennacraig 0815 and 1630. The 0815 Ferry also travels to Colonsay.
Sunday: Depart Kennacraig 1300 and 1800.

Schedule 2 offers the following sailings from Kennacraig to Port Ellen/Port Askaig:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday: Depart Kennacraig 0700, 0945, 1300 and 1800.
Wednesday: Depart Kennacraig 0745, 1300 and 1800. The 0745 Ferry also travels to Colonsay and Oban.
Sunday: Depart Kennacraig 0900, 1300 and 1800.

For a closer look check out the following links to Schedule 1 and Schedule 2:

  • Schedule 1 (Opens a PDF File)
  • Schedule 2 (Opens a PDF File)

    For other means of transportation to/from and on Islay check out the Islayinfo Travel Page.

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