Mull is an island, so to get here requires a ferry crossing. Caledonian MacBrayne operate three ferry crossings from mainland Scotland to Mull – Oban to Craignure (45 minutes), Lochaline to Fishnish (20 minutes) and Kilchoan to Tobermory (35 minutes). Ensure you book your ferry in good time if you are travelling to Mull by car as they get very busy. Foot passengers and cyclists can normally always be accommodated.
If you are driving on Mull for the first time be aware of the rules for driving on single track roads. Always move to a left hand passing place or position yourself adjacent to a right hand passing place when a car approaches. Especially always allow faster vehicles behind you to overtake. Watch your speed as there are many unexpected obstacles on the roads from cyclists and walkers to animals such as cows, sheep, deer and otters. This useful link will tell you all you need to know>
Oban is the main access port for Mull and a great location in its own right. If you have a few hours to spare have a look at www.oban.org.uk
Coaches run frequently to Oban from Glasgow Buchanan Street Bus Station. For further details see www.citylink.co.uk or call VisitScotland Tourist Information Centre in Craignure who can help you book tickets – tel 01680 812377
For travelling around Mull, download the local bus services timetable here www.westcoastmotors.co.uk
Travelling by train to Oban for the Isle of Mull is one of life’s great pleasures . Guaranteed beautiful scenery whatever the weather, passing alongside lochs and mountains. The journey by train begins at Glasgow Queen Street Station. See www.scotrail.co.uk