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C a r
  • From Glasgow, take the A82, passing Loch Lomond, through Glencoe and Fort William, before turning off at Invergarry on to the A87 to Kyle of Lochalsh (see also Ferry, below).
  • From Inverness again take the A82, passing Loch Ness and turning off onto the A87 at Invermoriston and then on to Kyle of Lochalsh (see also Ferry, below).

At Kyle, continue your journey over the Skye Road Bridge to Kyleakin - the bridge is now toll-free!

T r a i n
  • The railway journey from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh is famed as one of the "Great railway journeys of the World". For times and connections, please visit the Soctrail website.
  • Trains from Glasgow, via Fort William (again a journey with magnificent views), also connect with the Mallaig to Armadale ferry.

C o a c h
  • Scottish Citylink runs coaches between all the main towns in Scotland, including Skye.

F e r r y
  • Mallaig (mainland) to Armadale (Skye)
    This large ferry is run by Caledonian Macbrayne. Mallaig is reached by road by turning off to the west from Fort William. There are also train connections with the Mallaig ferry from Glasgow.
  • Glenelg (mainland) to Kylerea (Skye)
    This small ferry operates during the tourist season, holds only a few cars and is accessed via single track roads, but the scenary is spectacular. Note that there is also an Otter hide at Kylerea. To reach Glenelg, turn off the main A87 road at Shiel Bridge. For more information visit www.skyeferry.co.uk/.

A i r
  • The nearest main airport is at Inverness. From there you can continue your journey to Skye by car, rail or coach.
  • There is a small airstrip on Skye, but there are no commercial flights to the island.