Time to Travel

Useful Information and Sites


Visit Scotland – an extremely informative and useful site to help you plan your trip to Scotland


Ferry Travel – Calmac Ferry full timetable for trips out to the islands with connecting rail services 


General travel around Scotland


By Train – For assistance on the railway ring Scotrail (Tel: 0845 605 7021).


or call Tel: 08457 484950

To get to Iona by train, the trains travel regularly from Edinburgh (Waverley Station) and Glasgow (Queen Street Station) to Oban. The journey takes approximately four hours and the train terminal in Oban is next to the ferry terminal for the Isle of Mull.

By Bus


or call Tel: 08705 505050

To get to Iona by bus, the buses leave from Edinburgh (St. Andrew Square) and Glasgow (Buchanan Street Station) and go directly to the Station Road stance in Oban. Journey time is approximately four hours.



RSPB – The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds


Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust


National Trust for Scotland



“There is a profound joy felt by all who observe the natural world with a sustained and devoted intensity” – David Attenborough