George Orwell once called Jura ‘an extremely unget-at-able’ place, but we’re pleased to say that it is a little bit easier to reach the island these days. You can travel to Jura via Islay on scheduled ferries and flights all year round, or sail direct to the island on the Jura Passenger Ferry (summer only) or by private water taxi.

The community-run Jura Passenger Ferry runs between Tayvallich on the mainland and Craighouse on Jura during the summer months. The crossing takes just under 1 hour pier to pier and you will land 500m from Gealach Lan. Private water taxis are also available throughout the year. Please contact us for details.

Caledonian MacBrayne operates regular car and passenger sailings to Islay  all year round (vehicle booking essential). Sailings depart mainly from Kennacraig, though some sailing may be available from Oban (check the latest timetable for details). Kennacraig the mainland ferry terminal is around 3 hours drive from Glasgow.

Citylink operates regular buses to Kennacraig from Glasgow. Daily flights between Glasgow and Islay are operated  Loganair.


Regular ferries run between Port Askaig on Islay and Feolin on Jura throughout the year, carrying vehicles and foot passengers. (Wee ferry timetable)

The Jura Bus (service 456) travels from Feolin ferry to Craighouse and beyond.

Full information on connecting bus services on Islay and Jura can be found on the Argyll and Bute Council website.