From Glasgow, drive to Kennacraig - this journey should take approximately two and a half hours, or longer should you wish to take in the beautiful scenery. Take the A82 up Loch Lomonside, turning onto the A83 at Tarbet - continue on through both Inveraray and Lochgilphead towards Tarbert on Loch Fyne. The ferry port of Kennacraig is just five miles on from Tarbert. Please note that Kennacraig is simply a ferry terminal and not a town or village. It is clearly signposted on the Campbeltown road but people have been known to miss it because they were expecting more.
A daily bus service operates from Glasgow Buchanan Street Bus Station by Citylink making a connection with the ferry at Kennacraig.
Caledonian MacBrayne operate the two hour crossing which runs twice daily throughout the year, once on Sundays, with the additional sailings during the summer season.
British Airways Express run a 35 minute scheduled service, Monday - Saturday from Glasgow Airport to Islay, in the morning and afternoon. This is the quickest way and can provide spectacular views of the islands and Kintyre. This service is operated by Loganair.