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The Kintyre peninsular has four ferry ports. Tarbert Loch Fyne is towards the North of the region and links Kintyre to Argyll and Bute via Portavadie, saving time and miles driving, and Lochranza on the Isle of Arran. Kennacraig is a short drive from Tarbert Loch Fyne and provides connections to Islay via the Port Ellen and Port Askaig. Tayinloan lies on the West coast of Kintyre and provides connections to the Isle of Gigha.
Claonaig is on the East coast of Kintyre, giving access to Lochranza on the Isle of Arran. Campbeltown is also on the East coast, but much further South, and also provides connections to the Isle of Arran via the port of Brodick, as well as services to Ardrossan near Glasgow in mainland Scotland. Due to the lay of the land, ferry services can cut journey times to Kintyre significantly.
You can book ferries from Kintyre simply and easily on AFerry. To get a better idea of the range of services available, please look at the departures board below.
Ferries to and from Kintyre
Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) Ferries operates a large variety of vessels. If the journey time is short, facilities may be limited. Otherwise, there is a full range including dining options and areas to enjoy a hot or cold drink or engage in a spot of souvenir shopping.
Tarbert Loch Fyne port facilities
Tarbert Loch Fyne port is a slipway and facilities are limited to a car park able to accommodate 12 cars, where parking is free. The centre of the village is approximately half a mile away, where you will find a newsagent and a cash machine. The A83 runs from Tarbet in Loch Lomond all the way down to Campbeltown in the south of the Kintyre peninsular. Tarbert Loch Fyne is located on the A83 approximately 60 miles from Tarbet and 40 miles from Campbeltown.
Kennacraig port facilities
Free car parking is available for up to 150 cars, situated at the side and rear of the terminal. There is a small terminal building, providing tea and coffee, vending and cash machines and toilet facilities. The nearest grocery store and news agent is 5 miles from the port. Located just 5 miles southwest of Tarbert Loch Fyne, Kennacraig can be accessed using the main A83 road that runs down the Kintyre peninsular.
Claonaig port facilities
The Claonaig ferry terminal has a small car park and a bus shelter for the bus service to Tarbert Loch Fyne. The nearest amenities are located 10 miles away in Tarbert Loch Fyne. Claonaig can be reached from Tarbert using the A83 and B8001 roads.
Tayinloan port facilities
Free parking is available at the port for approximately 20 cars. Nearby toilet facilities are provided and there is a tea room serving hot and cold beverages and snacks. The main A83 road passes through Tayinloan.
Campbeltown port facilities
A small car park at the port can accommodate up to 6 cars. There is a small terminal building, providing tea and coffee, vending and cash machines and toilet facilities. The town centre is just 300 metres away with all amenities you need. The A83 leads to Campbeltown town centre. Once in Campbeltown, the port is clearly signposted.
Kintyre is known as Scotland's only mainland island, because the lay of land makes the region difficult to get to by car alone. Ferry services make Kintyre accessible, and can be booked with AFerry.
Kintyre is known for traditions of locally sourced food, and locally produced whisky. Choose from a number of fantastic restaurants and bars and you can sample both!
Kintyre is one of Scotland's greatest walking areas, including excellent forest walks with perfect picnic walks. These trails are also ideal for cyclists.
Golfers will find a fine choice of golf courses in the Kintyre region, with five unique and diverse course to choose from. Each course is fairly priced and blissfully quiet.
With so much to see and do on this beautiful peninsular, why not book your ferry to Kintyre simply and securely with AFerry. today?