Port Ellen Ferry Port

Port Ellen Ferry Port, on the island of Islay in Scotland, offers regular ferry services to Kennacraig on the Kintyre peninsula in Argyll, mainland Scotland.

Catch a crossing to Port Ellen ferry terminal on these routes:

Port Ellen Ferry Terminal Map and Directions

Address: The Ferry Terminal, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, PA42 7DW, Scotland.

About Port Ellen

Port Ellen, on the charming and historic island of Islay in Scotland, was founded in 1821 by Walter Frederick Campbell, and named after his wife Eleanor.

Port Ellen is made up of attractive whitewashed houses, several shops, hotels, restaurants and pubs, and offers views across the Oa Peninsula. The charming coastline just north east of the town is home to three of Islay's working distilleries, Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Laphroaig, all of which welcome visitors. The surrounding area hosts a variety of archaeological sites, covering the Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Age periods as well as more recent human settlement.

Getting to Port Ellen Ferry Port

By Car

From the north of Islay, there are 2 main roads leading to Port Ellen: A846 and B8016. From South East, there is the A846.

By Train


By Bus

250 metres in village on Charlotte Street.

Port Ellen Ferry Port Facilities

Café/ Bar

There are no services at the terminal. Services are available at 250 metres from the terminal.

Disabled Facilities

There are disabled toilets at the terminal.

Terminal Opening Hours

During the winter, the terminal is open Monday and Tuesday from 06:00 to 18:00, Wednesday from 08:00 to 17:00, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 to 18:00, Saturday from 08:00 to 13:00 and Sunday from 08:00 to 10:30.

During the summer, the terminal is open Monday and Friday from 06:00 to 18:00, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 08:00 to 17:00, Saturday from 08:00 to 13:00 and Sunday from 08:00 to 10:00.

Tourist Information

Information is available at the ticket sales and enquiries desk.

Parking at Port Ellen Ferry Port

There is no parking at the terminal. There are 4 accessible parking spaces adjacent to building.

Port information is provided by Eurodrive for guidance only.