Uig, Isle of Skye to Tarbert, Harris 

The Scenic Route – Travelling to the Isle of Harris through Glencoe & the Isle of Skye

Make a day of it and enjoy the glory of the Scottish landscape and travel through Glencoe and the Isle of Skye. You could even stay over on the Isle of Skye and extend your holiday before entering the Harris tranquility.

Especially if you’re keen on taking photographs, this is an amazing route to stop regularly and come home with more photos.

Please check the ferry time table and book your ticket in advance.

Ferry crossing time between Uig, Skye and Tarbert, Harris: 1:40 hour.

Ullapool to Stornoway, Lewis

Travelling past Aviemore and Inverness to Ullapool

While this route is a little bit longer (if you travel from the South), it might feel quicker as you’re missing out potential traffic in Glencoe and avoiding tourist traffic on the Isle of Skye.

Many sections of the A9 are now dual carriageway so that you’re in Inverness in no time! Enjoy the wilderness and vast and remote landscape between Inverness and Ullapool before boarding the ferry to Stornoway.

The ferry service is more frequent between Ullapool and Stornoway, the ferry is bigger and can take more cars & passengers.

From Stornoway to Harris and Oran Na Mara it will take you approximately 90 minutes.

Please check the ferry time table and book your ticket in advance.

Ferry crossing time between Ullapool and Stornoway, Lewis: 2:30 hours.

drive to ullapool
driving to ullapool

Can you travel to Harris by public transport?

Oh yes! It will be an adventure!

  1. Take the bus (Citylink)
  2. Take the ferry (Calmac)
  3. Take the bus in Stornoway to Harris or on Tarbert to Leverburgh.
  4. Or: Hire a car from Car Hire Hebrides – they have an office at the ferry port.

Citylink Bus travels from Edinburgh or Glasgow directly to the ferry port in Uig, Isle of Skye or the ferry port in Ullapool.

The local bus on Harris and Lewis is matched to the ferry arrival times. Oran Na Mara is on the local bus route between Tarbert and Leverburgh and if you speak nicely to the driver, they will stop right outside our holiday home 🙂

Take the bus to the Isle of Harris

Take the plane to Stornaway and travel to the Isle of Harris with a hire car

Loganair flies from Glasgow or Edinburgh to Stornoway. It’s a very short flight – only about 40 minutes. The plane is much smaller with only 3 seats in each row. The cabin service is super cute! They hand out biscuits during the flight 🙂

Once you arrive in Stornoway, you can pick up your hire car from Car Hire Hebrides. They are located directly at the airport. 

arriving stornoway airport

Plan your Harris holiday and stay on the Isle of Harris

Walking Routes Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Walking routes

Fishing Isle of Harris


Where to go shopping on the Isle of Harris


Surfing on Harris and Lewis

Water Sports

How to travel to the Isle of Harris

How to get there

Isle of Harris restaurants

Cafes and Restaurants