CalMac (Caledonian MacBrayne) is a well-known ferry company who operate an extensive network across Scotland's Western Isles.
Book CalMac Ferries today with eurodrive.co.uk – CalMac Ferries routes available to book include: Brodick to Ardrossan, Eriskay to Barra, Kennacraig to Port Askaig, Lochmaddy to Tarbert, Mallaig to Armadale and many more.
CalMac Ferries operate a fleet of 31 ships, including large cruise ferries for long duration routes, and smaller, environmentally-friendly vessels for routes to smaller islands.
CalMac - Routes
|Timetables||Number of Crossings||Duration|
|Armadale - Mallaig||up to 11 crossings per day||from 25 mins|
|Ardrossan - Brodick||up to 10 crossings per day||55 mins|
|Barra - Eriskay||up to 5 crossings per day||40 mins|
|Berneray - Leverburgh||up to 4 crossings per day||1 hr|
|Brodick - Ardrossan||up to 10 crossings per day||55 mins|
|Timetables||Number of Crossings||Duration|
|Castlebay - Oban||up to 2 crossings per day||from 4 hrs 45 mins|
|Coll - Oban||up to 2 crossings per day||from 2 hrs 40 mins|
|Coll - Tiree||up to 2 crossings per day||55 mins|
|Craignure - Oban||up to 11 crossings per day||from 50 mins|
|Colonsay - Oban||up to 7 crossings per week||2 hrs 30 mins|
|Colonsay - Port Askaig||up to 2 crossings per week||1 hr 15 mins|
|Eriskay - Barra||up to 5 crossings per day||40 mins|
|Kennacraig - Port Askaig||up to 3 crossings per day||from 1 hr 55 mins|
|Kennacraig - Port Ellen||up to 4 crossings per day||from 2 hrs 10 mins|
|Lismore - Oban||up to 4 crossings per day||55 mins|
|Lochboisdale - Mallaig||up to 7 crossings per week||3 hrs 30 mins|
|Lochmaddy - Tarbert||Infrequent crossings||1hr 50 mins|
|Lochmaddy - Uig||up to 2 crossings per day||1hr 45 mins|
|Mallaig - Armadale||up to 11 crossings per day||from 35 mins|
|Mallaig - Lochboisdale||up to 7 crossings per week||3 hrs 30 mins|
|Oban - Castlebay||up to 7 crossings per week||4 hrs 45 mins|
|Oban - Coll||up to 2 crossings per day||from 2 hrs 40 mins|
|Oban - Craignure||up to 11 crossings per day||from 50 mins|
|Oban - Colonsay||up to 7 crossings per week||2 hrs 30 mins|
|Oban - Lismore||up to 4 crossings per day||55 mins|
|Oban - Port Askaig||up to 2 crossings per week||4hrs|
|Oban - Tiree||up to 2 crossings per day||from 3 hrs 20 mins|
|Port Askaig - Colonsay||up to 2 crossings per week||1hr 10 mins|
|Port Askaig - Kennacraig||up to 3 crossings per day||from 1hr 55 mins|
|Port Askaig - Oban||up to 2 crossings per week||4hrs|
|Port Ellen - Kennacraig||up to 4 crossings per day||from 2 hrs 10 mins|
|Stornoway - Ullapool||up to 3 crossings per day||2 hrs 30 mins|
|Tarbert - Lochmaddy||Infrequent crossings||1hr 50 mins|
|Tarbert - Uig||up to 2 crossings per day||1hr 40 mins|
|Tiree - Coll||up to 2 crossings per day||55 mins|
|Tiree - Oban||up to 2 crossings per day||from 3 hrs 20 mins|
|Uig - Lochmaddy||up to 3 crossings per day||from 2 hrs 20 mins|
|Uig - Tarbert||up to 2 crossings per day||1hr 40 mins|
|Ullapool - Stornoway||up to 3 crossings per day||2 hrs 30 mins|
CalMac Ferries - Find out more
CalMac Ferries - Ports
- Ardrossan (mainland Scotland)
- Armadale (Isle of Skye)
- Barra (Outer Hebrides)
- Berneray (North Uist, Outer Hebrides)
- Brodick (Isle of Arran)
- Castlebay (Barra, Outer Hebrides)
- Coll (Inner Hebrides)
- Colonsay (Inner Hebrides)
- Craignure (Isle of Mull)
- Eigg (Inner Hebrides)
- Eriskay (Outer Hebrides)
- Kennacraig (mainland Scotland)
- Largs (Ayrshire, Scotland)
- Leverburgh (Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides)
- Lismore (Inner Hebrides)
- Lochboisdale (South Uist, Outer Hebrides)
- Lochmaddy (North Uist, Outer Hebrides)
- Mallaig (mainland Scotland)
- Oban (mainland Scotland)
- Port Askaig (Islay)
- Port Ellen (Islay)
- Stornoway (Isle of Lewis)
- Tarbert (Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides)
- Tiree (Inner Hebrides)
- Uig (Isle of Skye)
- Ullapool (mainland Scotland)
CalMac Ferries - Pet Booking Information
To travel abroad with your pet, you will require a Pet Passport.
You can take your cat or dog on your CalMac Ferries sailing. When you select your preferred route, simply select the number of dogs or cats that you are travelling with. If the option is not available, please contact us.
Pets are welcome on board Calmac Ferries and travel free of charge. Facilities vary from ship to ship.
On most of Calmac ships pets are allowed access to all outside passenger areas. Many of the larger ships have internal pet areas with seating provided for owners. When inside, passengers travelling with pets should remain in these areas. On some ships pets are not permitted inside.
More About CalMac Ferries
CalMac Ferries, sometimes referred to as Caledonian MacBrayne, have been in operation in one form or another for years and are an award-winning operator of passenger and vehicle ferry services between the mainland of Scotland and 22 of the major islands off Scotland's west coast.
CalMac Ferries Ltd is the UK's largest ferry operator in terms of ships (31) and destinations served (27) and with 130,000 individual sailings a year it is one of the largest transport operators in Scotland.
While continuing to improve services, CalMac is committed to maximising benefits from the Scottish Government subsidy to ensure best value for the public purse. It returns to the Scottish Government any profit achieved over and above the £1.5 million pre agreed profit level. In 2016, CalMac secured a £900m contract to continue operating the Clyde and Hebrides Ferries Network.
Caledonian MacBrayne's name is synonymous with the west coast of Scotland, and it provides a lifeline ferry service for millions of people each year to and from the islands and remote peninsular communities. It remains a major local employer, both on shore and at sea.
CalMac Ferries operate a fleet of 31 ships, including large cruise ferries for long duration routes, and smaller, environmentally-friendly vessels for routes to smaller islands. Onboard facilities can vary depending on which route you travel on, as the larger vessels have more amenities. Larger ships include TV and observation lounges to take in the stunning views of the Scottish coastlines. The TV lounge is a good option if the weather is not so good and you want to keep the kids entertained, or catch up with some news. The majority of CalMac ships provide baby changing facilities.
CalMac traverse some of Europe’s most breath-taking stretches of water and proudly open up Scotland’s truly stunning west coast to visitors from all over the world. All their large ships are ‘Taste Our Best’ accredited for local produce by VisitScotland, so you can enjoy tasty meals and treats while you sit back and relax. Now even better value with the introduction of new reduced fares, there has never been a better time to start your adventure. Their total daily schedules can total up to 350 sailings a day on routes which vary in length from five minutes to seven hours.