Travelling to Raasay
Raasay Ferry Information
- The spectacular ferry journey from Sconser adds to the magical island experience. It’s a great fun way to arrive. It only takes 25 minutes and delivers you almost to the door of Raasay House.
- Ferry information can be found here on the Calmac website. Please click here to go straight to the Raasay Summer timetable. Call for sailing info on 0800 0665000.
- Monday to Friday in the summer the last ferry from Sconser to Raasay is at 18:45 (in winter it’s at 18:30)
- Saturdays in the summer the last ferry from Sconser to Raasay is at 21:00 (winter you need to book this ferry before 12 noon on the day of travel or it will not run)
- Sunday the last ferry from Sconser to Raasay is at 17:00
- Please note that on a Sunday there are only 2 Sailings in the winter and 3 sailings in the summer.
- You can bring a vehicle across on the ferry. You cannot book the ferry in advance but if you are there at least 15 mins before the boat sails then you are guaranteed to be taken across. (even if it means they have to make a double run).
- You may not want to bring your car across as you could leave your vehicle at Sconser ferry terminal and come across as a foot passenger. – This decision would depend on what you wanted to see whilst on Raasay. If you are keen to head right up to the very north end of the island then you might want to bring your car over.
Travelling to Sconser Ferry Terminal
Tips for travelling to Sconser (Skye) by Car
- It’s not advisable to follow a SAT NAV as you may end up at Mallaig.
- Head for Portree on the A87 and you will reach Sconser where the ferry sails from.
- Please allow at least 5 hours when driving from Glasgow/Edinburgh to Sconser.
- Please allow at least 3 hours when driving from Inverness.
- The route from Glasgow/Edinburgh/Inverness to Sconser features some spectacular scenery so you may wish to break the journey up with many stops along the way. Please factor these into your travel time.
Tips for travelling by Public Transport
- Coach – Citylink Coaches go directly to Sconser Ferry Terminal. This is the easiest way to get to Sconser from Inverness, Glasgow or Edinburgh on public transport.
- Train – The closest train station is Kyle of Lochalsh. From here you can either get a Citylink Coach or a local Stagecoach bus. Check www.thetrainline.com to find your journey.
- Try to get a window sit and enjoy the view. Look out for deer on the hills and eagles overhead.
- We are happy to collect you and your luggage from the ferry terminal on Raasay. If you would like this free service please arrange this with us prior to your arrival.