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Where is the Isle of Mull?
Mull is the second largest island of the Inner Hebrides, and lies off the west coast of Scotland about one hundred miles north-west of Glasgow by road.
The main ferry port for the Isle of Mull is Oban. There are ferries which run from Lochaline (Morvern) and Kilchoan (Ardnamurchan).
For more information check with Caledonian MacBrayne for timetables, bookings and fare options.
How to get to Mull by road
The main routes all end at one the three ferries. They are:
- From Southern Scotland and England, travel to Glasgow, then take the A82 north along loch Lomond to Crianlarich and Tyndrum. Just beyond Tyndrum fork left onto the A85 for Dalmally and Oban. In Oban take the ferry to Craignure (Mull).
- From Edinburgh, travel to Stirling (M9), then at Jn 10 take the A84 to Lochearnhead, joining the A85 to Crianlarich and Tyndrum. Just beyond Tyndrum fork left onto the A85 for Dalmally and Oban.
- From Perth, Dundee and Tayside, take the A85 west through Crieff to Lochearnhead. Then follow the Edinburgh directions above.
- From further north on the A9 you can take the A827 through Aberfeldy and Killin to Crianlarich. Then follow the Edinburgh directions above.
- From Northern Scotland, travel to Fort William, then take the A82 south to Corran Ferry and cross to Ardgour. Take the A861 towards Strontian, turning onto the A884 for Lochaline about a mile before Strontian. At Lochaline use the regular ferry to Fishnish.
- From Skye, there are two choices. You can leave Skye by the bridge, and go to Fort William, as above. Or you can go to Armadale (in Sleat, SW Skye) and take the ferry to Mallaig. From Mallaig take the A830 (Road to the Isles) to Lochailort, where you turn right onto the A861 and follow it to Strontian. A mile beyond turn right onto the A884 for Lochaline, where you take the regular ferry to Fishnish (Mull).
- From Ardnamurchan, travel towards for Kilchoan in West Ardnamurchan, and take the ferry to Tobermory (Mull).
- Ferries to Mull and Iona, the main ferry runs from Oban (mainland) to Craignure (Mull). Other ferries run from Lochaline to Fishnish and Kilchoan to Tobermory.
- Mull by train, can be achieved by taking a train from Glasgow (Queen Street station) to Oban, where you can catch the ferry to Craignure (Mull). The train journey takes about three hours.
Motoring on Mull
The road from Tobermory in the north to Fionnphort in the south west (where you catch the ferry to Iona) is the main road on the island and is a combination of single and double tracks. When you leave this road, you enter a different world of roads than you may be used to on the mainland.
They are single track, often narrow and speeds of more than 25 mph are unrealistic.
There are petrol stations at Craignure (2), Salen, Tobermory and between Bunessan and Fionnphort (2).