TRAVELLING TO HARRIS
Although remote the Isle of Harris can be reached either by sea or by air. Calmac run ferry sevices from the mainland and between the Hebridean Islands. Loganair operate flights from a number of Scottish cities to Stornoway in Lewis.
Travel by ferry
Caledonian MacBrayne run the following ferry crossings:
To Tarbert (Harris) from Uig (Skye) - crossing time 1 hour 40 minutes. Leac a Li is 7 miles from the Tarbert Ferry Terminal.
The ferry timetable and fares for this route can be found at: https://www.calmac.co.uk/destinations/harris
To Stornoway (Lewis) from Ullapool - crossing time 2 hours 45 minutes. The journey time from Stornoway to Leac a Li by car is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes. The ferry timetable and fares for this route can be found at: https://www.calmac.co.uk/destinations/lewis
Further information about Calmac’s other ferry services, including travel to Harris from Berneray/Uist, can found at www.calmac.co.uk
During the main holiday season (April though to October) the ferry crossings run at close to capacity. It is strongly advised you book your ferry crossing at the same time as your accommodation whatever time you plan to visit the Hebrides.
Travel by air
Loganair fly to Stornoway (Lewis) from Glasgow (55 minutes) and Inverness (35 minutes).
Timetables and booking details can be found at: https://www.loganair.co.uk/destinations/scotland/stornoway/
Bus Services and Taxis
The Comhairle run bus services throughout the Western Isles. The timetables for Harris and Lewis can be found here: https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/roads-travel-and-parking/public-transport/bus-services/
There are a limited number of taxis in Harris. If you would like to book a taxi during your stay we can provide you with contact details.
Driving on single track roads
South of Tarbert even the main “A” road becomes single track at times and the roads around the Bays and to the villages will be mostly single track. The rules for driving on this type of road are quite simple and are well explained in this short video: https://youtu.be/8RWwKgCVhuQ
A friendly wave to the driver who has pulled in to let you pass is always greatly appreciated!
There are two fuel stations in Harris, one at Ardhasaig the other at An Clachan in Leverburgh. The first is open during the day Monday-Saturday only but the pumps at An Clachan have a 24 hour pay at pump facility.
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