There are 2 ways to get to our Island:


You can travel here by ferry – by foot or with your vehicle with CalMac.

CalMac sail into Stornoway in Lewis, Tarbert in Harris, Uist and Barra.

Lewis and Harris are all connected by road, Barra and Uist are connected via a car ferry.

Some routes can change according to seasons and  tides, so check out the CalMac website for up to date info, timetables, passage times and fares.

Sailings can get really busy, so advance booking are very much advised!


You can also fly into our Islands, landing in near Stornoway in Lewis, Uist (Isle of Benbecula) and Barra (the runway in Barra is on a beach, no less!)

This can be quite pricey, so if you intend to fly here, book well in advance for the best prices.

Flights are via FlyBe, check routes, scheduled services and fares through this link:

IsleBebytheSea is just 15 min drive from Stornoway, and is 45 mins drive from Tarbert.


Travel insurance is always recommended for your trip to the Islands!! Sometimes our ferries and planes get weather bound, occasionally we are subject to long power cuts.  These are more a Winter problem, but have been known in Summer too!