The Outer Hebrides fly drive Island Hopper is your unique opportunity to explore all the islands between Barra and Lewis. We include a hire car that you pick up at one end of your adventure and leave at the other.
A complete 5 night Hebridean ‘end-to-end’ holiday, from Glasgow by air, including flydrive car.
This means your Outer Hebrides fly drive holiday will include either a take-off or landing at Barra. It’s an experience voted as the world’s ‘Top Touchdown’ by PrivateFly.com members in 2011.
It’s the only airport in the world where scheduled flights land and depart on a beach. At the other end of the itinerary, Stornoway airport is still tiny by mainland standards, with friendly, helpful service. There are security checks, of course, but otherwise, flying in the Outer Hebrides is just about as easy as catching a bus.
The Island Hopper Outer Hebrides fly drive holiday is designed as a 5 night holiday, but you can add more nights if you wish. The route is only 134 miles from start to finish, so you have plenty of time to explore the side roads along the way. They’ll take you to nature reserves, secluded harbours, amazing shell-sand beaches, remote settlements and picturesque places where you may wish to simply sit and while away an hour or two of perfect peace. Check out the Islands page of the website, for more local information.
At the end of each day, you will find a comfortable bed ready and waiting for you. You can choose from selected B&B’s, hotels, inns or a mix of properties. You’re sure to enjoy wonderful hospitality.
A typical 5 nights Outer Hebrides fly drive holiday itinerary
You are completely free to pick your places to stay and time to stay in each, so this itinerary is just an illustration of what you might choose to do. In an ideal world, we would suggest you book 6 or 7 nights, allowing you to split one extra day between Barra and the Uists and one extra day in Harris – one of our holiday advisors would be happy to discuss your plans with you, to help you create your own unique Outer Hebrides fly drive holiday experience.
|Day 1||Depart Glasgow Airport for your flight to Barra.
Flight timings vary as they coincide with low tide.
Tour, Barra and Vatersay
|Day 2||Ferry to Eriskay.
Tour, Eriskay, South Uist, Benbecula
|Day 3||Ferry to Harris.
Tour, North Uist, Berneray, Harris
|Day 4||Tour, Harris, South Lewis||Lewis|
|Day 5||Tour, North Lewis||Lewis|
|Day 6||Depart Stornoway Airport for your flight to Glasgow.|
Normally starting on a Thursday, your Flybe* direct flight is from Glasgow to the Isle of Lewis or Barra. We suggest you check the internet for the best value fares connecting from your home to Glasgow.
Your Outer Hebrides fly drive car is usually a Ford Focus or similar size car under 12 months old. (Collection/drop off at Barra Airport and at our Stornoway office (taxi transfer provided from/to Stornoway airport).
As this holiday is limited by the number of vehicles available, it’s essential to book early to secure a particular date. Normally available for a minimum 5 nights.
*Flybe flights to the islands are operated by Loganair. Air fare prices may vary, according to seat availability, date of travel and time of booking.
You may find suitable domestic connecting flights from your local airport to Glasgow International at the websites of Flybe, British Airways or EasyJet.
Outer Hebrides fly drive holidays are normally from April to October (inclusive).
01/01/16 – 30/04/16
01/10/16 – 30/04/17
Nights: The extra night prices shown are for additional B&B only and do not include the supplement that will be payable for additional car hire period. Our holiday advisers will provide more
information for you. Prices shown in this panel are per person, based on two adults travelling in one car and sharing a twin or double room.
Per person prices will generally be higher for one person in a car and lower for three or more. Please ask our advisors for more information. These example lowest prices are per person, based on two adults travelling together and sharing a twin or double room. Per person prices will generally be higher for a solo traveller and lower for three or more people. We suggest you check the airline websites above to find prices for your regional connection to Glasgow International or Inverness.