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How to get to Raasay

How to Get to Raasay

How to get to Raasay depends on your origin but is easier than you might think despite being a remote Hebridean island.

Discover the stunning Scottish landscape on the way as you pass through greenery into the more rugged and coastal North.

Wherever you’re traveling from you’ll know you’re getting close when you pass Eilean Donan Castle – Scotland’s most photographed castle, hop out and capture your own memory.

By Ferry

By ferry is the only way to reach Raasay.

However you arrive at the terminal at Sconser, you will need to go by ferry the short 20-minute distance to Raasay.

Once on Skye it’s a 30-minute drive to the ferry terminal. Please arrive at the terminal at least 10 minutes prior to the departure time to ensure passage.

The ferry timetable differs by season, you can check the up-to-date schedule at CalMac ferries.

Getting to Sconser Ferry Terminal

By car

Travel by car to Raasay from anywhere in the UK. Popular cities to set off from include Inverness, Edinburgh, or Glasgow.

From Edinburgh: we like to follow the A90 across the Forth Road Bridge and join the M90. Then follow the A9, turning at Dalwhinnie onto the A889/A86 (past Scotland’s highest distillery). Continue through Spean Bridge and Invergarry to Kyle of Lochalsh and over the Skye Bridge.

From Glasgow: follow the M8 from Port Dundas Rd and follow it to the A82 and A87 to Kyle of Lochalsh. Then cross the Skye Bridge.

From Inverness: Travelling west, take A82 along Loch Ness-side to Invermoriston then right onto A887 to join A87 at Loch Cluanie. Continue on A87 directly to Sconser Ferry Terminal via Kyle of Lochalsh and the Skye Bridge. Alternatively, travel north on the A9 to join A835 at Tore roundabout. Continue to join A832, A890 then A87 to Sconser Ferry Terminal via Kyle of Lochalsh and the Skye Bridge.

By train

From Edinburgh or Glasgow catch a train to Inverness, travelling through the picturesque Scottish countryside to the Highland capital.

From there you can take another train to Kyle of Lochalsh just on the mainland side of the Skye Bridge.

From London Euston station you can catch the Caledonian Sleeper overnight train to Inverness. Then travel by day train to the end of the line at Kyle of Lochalsh. Or join the above journey after travelling first to Edinburgh or Glasgow.

It’s a 30-minute taxi or bus right to the Sconser ferry terminal once you reach Kyle of Lochalsh.

Our Address: Borodale House, Isle of Raasay, Kyle, Scotland, IV40 8PB (view on Google Maps >)

How to get to the Isle of Raasay
Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye is a popular tourist destination for visitors from around the globe. Famous for its breath-taking landscape, countless walking routes and coastal activities Skye is a must-see for many.

Increasingly the Isle of Skye is also becoming a well-known whisky destination. Talisker Distillery has been on the island since 1830 and will soon be joined by Torahbaig, and we’re just a 20-minute ferry ride across the Sound of Raasay from Skye.

Whichever way you choose to travel, you must come aboard the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry from Sconser on Skye to Raasay. View their summer or winter timetable and prices on the website.