Reaching the Isle of Jura

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From mainland Scotland

To reach the Isle of Jura, the most common year-round routes involve travelling to Islay first.

There are regular flights from Glasgow International Airport to Islay Airport with Loganair.

Alternatively, you can set sail on open water and travel by Calmac ferry from Kennacraig on the Scottish mainland to either Port Ellen or Port Askaig with your car or as a foot passenger (also with a bike). As Islay and Jura are both quite rural, you will require a set of wheels (car or bike) to get around easily.

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From Islay to Jura

Once you’re on Islay, you’ll then need to take the small car ferry from Port Askaig to Feolin, which operates between 7.30am and 6.30pm. Timetables are subject to change between seasons, so please be sure to check the latest timetable before embarking on your journey. The ferry crossing is very quick and lasts less than 10 minutes.

View Feolin Ferry Timetable

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Direct from Mainland to Jura by sea

Another option, available during the spring and summer months (end of March to end of September), is for you to travel directly from the small and very picturesque village of Tayvallich on the Scottish mainland to Jura on the Jura passenger ferry. This is a small covered rib boat, can take up to 12 passengers and takes around 50 mins to get to Jura.

To reach Tayvallich, you can travel by car or by bus. For more information about the ferry, bookings and how to get to Tayvalich, have a look at the Jura Passenger Ferry website. Please remember that this is a passenger ferry only, so you cannot take your car or bike on this route.

View Passenger Ferry Timetable

Ferry Timetable

Here is the easiest route to get Jura from the mainland - Mainland (Kennacraig) > Islay (Port Askaig) | Islay (Port Askaig) > Jura (Feolin). Please note that all ferries after 18.30 need to be booked in advance.

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Download offline maps

Jura is a remote island, so mobile data can be patchy in places. Whilst you'll find wifi in many locations around the island, we have created a version of the above map which can be saved in Google Maps for offline use. Please click here for the most up-to-date guidance on navigating offline using Google Maps.

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The car ferry runs between Port Askaig on Islay and Feolin on Jura, taking under 10 minutes. Largely a turn up and go service, some crossings must be booked in advance, depending on time and vehicle.

Jura Passenger Ferry

The Jura Passenger Ferry is the fastest and most direct route to Jura from the mainland, accommodates 12 passengers and is the perfect way to visit if you don't need a set of wheels when you arrive.

Sail to Jura

Sailors looking to dock can take their pick from our sheltered bays, inlets, moorings or the harbour. Our 16 swinging moorings are suitable for up to 16 tonnes. £10/night. Pay at Jura Stores or Jura Hotel.

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