Calum MacDonald
by on January 11, 2019

If you’re paying a visit to Skye, there are all sorts of ways you can get here and travel around this magnificent island.

Whether you have your own car or are hiring a vehicle for your trip, you’ll probably arrive by the stunning coastal road from Ullapool or you’ll have caught the drive-on, drive-off ferry from Mallaig to Armadale. Both will give you fantastic views of the island as you approach, and having a car means you’ve got greater flexibility over travel during your stay. All the main attractions will have a parking space of some sort, so arrive by wheels and the world’s your oyster.

If you’d prefer to rely on local transport, you’re in luck, but it also means a little more planning ahead. There are local buses which run all around the island, but timings will vary depending on the day of the week and the season. It can be hard to catch a bus on Sundays, for instance, so if you need more advice on running times or routes, just ask Donald!

Train services from Glasgow arrive via Fort William, while another route from Inverness arrives into Kyle of Lochalsh. Again, you’ll want to check the times in advance and find the most convenient route for you, but Donald can help with departures and arrivals information.

There are also some excellent taxi services across the Isle of Skye. If you don’t have your own car and are a bit wary of the timings of buses and trains, taxi services mean you can come and go as you please. If you need the names and numbers of some fast, efficient and friendly local firms, just ask Donald for a few suggestions.

There is also, of course, foot power. Skye is famous for its breathtaking landscapes and walks, so getting out and about on foot is highly recommended. There are hilltop treks, coastal walks and walks to historic sites, so if you don’t know where to begin, Donald has a list of recommendations as long as his arm. Be sure to bring a camera and some good walking boots, because you’ll want them both!

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