If you are taking part in any of our Mull based courses then you’ll need to get yourself to the ferry terminal in either Craignure or Fionnphort.
To get to Fionnphort you’ll need to get to Craignure first. Getting to Craignure by public transport is straightforward. From Glasgow the trip takes a total of around 3.5 hours. You’ll need to leave Glasgow on the day your course starts at around 8am. Specific departure times will depend on whether you take the train or the bus and on timetable variations. Both the bus and train that leave Glasgow around 8am are specifically timetabled to get you to a ferry that departs Oban at 1220. This ferry will get you into Craignure for 1310. If your course starts in Craignure then we’ll meet you there.
If your course starts in Fionnphort then you’ll need to get the bus from Craignure. Come off the ferry and you’ll see buses at the top of the pier on your left. Look for the ‘496’ service bus marked “Fionnphort” or ‘Iona Ferry”. This bus awaits the arrival of the ferry that you have just got off. Fionnphort is the last stop so sit back and enjoy the trip across Mull which will take around an hour.
On return we will put you on a service bus that departs Fionnphort on Mull in time for the 1700 sailing from Craignure. This ferry connects with public transport in Oban that means you arrive in Glasgow at about 2130.
For train information: Call UK Rail 08457 484950 or visit their website at www.nationalrail.co.uk.
For mainland coach information: Call Scottish Citylink 08705 505050 or visit their website at www.citylink.co.uk.
For Isle of Mull bus information: see service 496 on the West Coast Motors website.
For ferry information: Call Caledonian MacBrayne on 08705 650000 or visit their website at www.calmac.co.uk.
It takes around 2.5 – 3 hours to drive from Glasgow to Oban. You’ll need to leave plenty of time to find a parking space and be aware that the closer you park to the ferry the more you’ll have to pay. There is free parking in Oban but it’s likely to mean you have a ten or fifteen minute walk to the ferry. It’s a good idea to drop passengers and luggage at the ferry then send a driver to park.
If you choose to take your car to Mull then it is best to book via the Calmac site. There is free parking in Fionnphort but not right by the pier. You’ll see signs for Free Parking as you enter Fionnphort on your left hand side.
Google maps will give you the variations on routes. Via Loch Lomond side is pretty, slower driving and windy. Via Inverary is a straighter and faster road but a little longer distance wise. Both routes take around the same amount of time to drive.