Iona is a small island close to the far south west of the island of Mull, accessible by ferry and coach from Oban, which is the recommended port of departure for all travellers.
By Public Transport to Oban
Trains run regularly from Glasgow’s Queen Street station, see the ScotRail website for timetables and prices.
Oban can also be reached by coach, departing from Glasgow’s Buchanan bus station, see the CityLink website for timetables and prices.
By Car to Oban
Oban is two hours drive from Glasgow, or three hours from Edinburgh (via Stirling). Drivers may find a route planner helpful.
Ferries run regularly from Oban to Craignure on the isle of Mull, see the Caledonian-MacBrayne website for timetables and prices. The Ferry Terminal is a two minute walk from both coach and train stations.
Car drivers who are bringing their car to Mull are recommended to book there in advance.
Coaches run regularly from the Ferry Terminal at Craignure to Fionnphort, the village from which you catch the ferry to Iona. See the West Coast Motors website for timetable and prices.
Car drivers follow the signs for Fionnphort. Travel time is about one hour.
You have to leave your car and come over on the ferry as a foot passenger. If you are mobility impaired and have a blue badge your can get a permit to bring your car onto the island, please contact Bishop's House for advice.
Bishop's House is the last building on the village street. Coming off the ferry head up the hill, take the first turn right, past the post office, keep going until you reach Bishop's House.