Getting to your Lewis Holiday Home
The actual location of the house will be advised at the point you make your full payment but here we offer you the general directions to the Isle of Lewis and an array of options for arriving.
If we can help with any of your arrival arrangements please let us know.
Arrival by land
Driving to the Isle of Lewis will always involve a sea crossing at some point but lets start from one of Scotland’s major cities.
Travel by road from Edinburgh will involve taking the M90 to Perth. If you leave from Glasgow you will take the M80/A9 to Perth and then follow the same route from Perth, using the A9 to Inverness, then follow signs for Ullapool.
From Edinburgh or Glasgow you can either take a CityLink bus service to Ullapool (change Inverness on a through ticket) or you can take a train from either city to Inverness and change for the Ullapool bus service. The train station and bus station are 5 minutes walk apart in Inverness. The buses connect with the twice daily ferry to Stornoway. In the event of ship being delayed the bus will usually remain in Ullapool to accommodate passengers making the return journey to Inverness.
Arrival by air
Flybe operate several daily flights to Stornoway from a range of Scottish airports including Glasgow (50mins), Edinburgh (50mins), Inverness (30mins) and Benbecula (20mins). They offer a range of connecting scheduled flights from London, Paris, Manchester and across Europe. Find out more by clicking here.
Private or Charter Flight / Helicopter
Stornoway Airport (EGPO) can handle a wide range of aircraft types and Helicopters. The airport is operated by Highlands & Islands Airport Group who operate a Prior Permission Required arrangement and can arrange to hanger your aircraft during your stay.
There is no aircraft charter service available at Stornoway Airport
Arrival by sea
You can arrive by Ferry from Ullapool (as noted above) or you can arrive from the Isle of Skye at Tarbert on the Isle of Harris and drive up. See Calmac for details of both routes.
Private /Charter Vessel
Details of berths and fees can be found at the following links:
Transport on the island
Car hire is available from the ferry port, the airport and in town. There are a few companies to choose from and you can find them here:
Island Bus Service
Buses are available from Stornoway to all over the Isle of Lewis and Harris. Find out more here.
Taxi service is available from Stornoway to all over the island. For details and rates try one of these firms: