No car? Prefer not to fly? No problem… Enjoy a Outer Hebrides holiday in an even more eco-friendly way… when you travel by rail or coach
Enjoy a Outer Hebrides holiday in an even more eco-friendly way…
Once at your port of arrival, you have the choice of travelling through the Western Isles of Scotland with a hire car included in your holiday or by bus. Perhaps even rent a bicycle.
Simply take a train to Inverness or Oban – book bargain price tickets online, including sleeper trains at www.firstscotrail.com. For coach services, see City Link, National Express or Megabus. Don’t forget. if you’re a Scottish resident aged 60 or over, your entire coach journey and bus travel through the Outer Hebrides could be completely free of cost with your bus pass.
Between Inverness and Ullapool, a direct Scottish Citylink coach takes you on a journey of around 90 minutes through beautiful scenery to or from the Ullapool ferry port.
We call this holiday the Hebridean Walker, not because we expect you to walk the 140 odd miles from Castlebay on Barra to Stornoway on Lewis, but because you arrive as a foot passenger.
Included is your accommodation on a B&B basis, plus a hopscotch ticket to take you from the mainland ferry port of Ullapool, over to the Outer Hebrides, then between Harris and Berneray and between Eriskay and Barra, then back to the mainland at Oban. You can make the journey in the opposite direction of you prefer.
We don’t include your travel to or from your home to the mainland ports, leaving you free to choose the most suitable route for your wishes. You could also use this as the basis for a cycling adventure, as your bike will travel free on our holiday. (See the bike holidays page for a holiday that includes cycle hire)
The prices and schedules on our ‘Hebridean Walker’ holiday are shown as a guide. Your Outer Hebrides holiday price may vary, depending on the accommodation you choose, the number of guests in your party and other factors – please call our advisors on 01851 706611 for an exact quotation.
Choose to stay in the accommodation that suits you, hotels, guest house, bed and breakfast, or inns.