Getting to Tiree

Although it’s remote, getting to Tiree is not as hard as you might think and the journey in itself offers the most spectacular views.

There are daily ferries during the summer months, operated by Calmac, and the journey takes around four hours from Oban.  With opportunities to spot wildlife and take in the spectacular scenery it makes a great way to start your island adventure.  Calmac have recently updated their website and have some excellent advice on travelling to Tiree via Oban.

Calmac ferry en-route to Tiree

During the winter timetable the ferry serves Tiree 5 days a week allowing the perfect opportunity for visitors to take advantage of Tiree’s milder climate. A short break or long weekend on the beach…

Regular trains are available from Edinburgh and Glasgow to Oban and are operated by Scotrail.  Many people bring bicycles on the train but it is advisable to pre book a space if you would like to bring yours.

Of course driving to Oban is a very picturesque way to do it.  You can also leave your car in Oban saving on the ferry cost

Another popular and very manageable option is to fly from Glasgow to Tiree with Loganair.  With a short flight of about 40 mins it is not surprising many choose this way to get to and from Tiree this way.

Getting around Tiree

The Isle of Tiree is easy to manage on foot, bicycle or by car.  We also have a fabulous ring and ride service which can be pre booked to help get you from the ferry terminal on arrival to the Millhouse Hostel.  You can hire bikes on the island from local businesses.

The isle of Tiree

Tiree’s roads are predominantly single-track and this impacts everyone. The Hostel provides plenty of Information in the form of leaflets for guests regarding this.