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If you are looking for information about Tarbert in Kintyre, Argyll, you have come to the right place. Here you will find information, relevant to the local area, arranged in appropriate sections:

Ferry Service to Tarbert, Kintyre

Caledonian MacBrayne are our local ferry service provider and they operate several routes. Service times change during Summer and Winter. Details of some of their Summer ferry services (valid from April 3 to October 25, 2015), which are relevant to Tarbert and that you might be interested in, are given below:

Claonaig to Lochranza (Arran)

Summer Timetable:
Claonaig is a small village about 9 miles from Tarbert. Going there is easy, just follow the A83 towards Campbeltown for about four and a half miles and as you drive past Kennacraig turn left and follow the B8001 for another four and a half miles to Claonaig. Check-in closes 10 minutes prior to departure. Sailings, to and from, are daily (Including Sundays). Journey takes approximately 30 minutes each way. Fares vary depending upon what you are carrying with you, for example you might be carrying a boat in a trailer, etc. Current Single fares are: 'Driver/Passenger (each) £2.80; Car or 4x4 (each)(excludes driver) £9.40; Motorcycle £4.70 and Pedal cycles Free'. Subject to availability! Children under 5 FREE, 5-15 half the adult fare. NOTE:Bus service operates between Claonaig, Kennacraig and Tarbert and between Lochranza and Brodick contact traveline tel: 0871 200 22 33. Please note I have given only the Departure times, as I said journey takes only half an hour. Key: A = Passenger numbers may be restricted; B = Operates until Monday 14 September; C = Not on Sundays.

Claonaig, departure: 0850(AC), 1005, 1120, 1235, 1350, 1505, 1620, 1740, 1900(B).

Lochranza, departure: 0815(C), 0930, 1045, 1200, 1315, 1430(A), 1545, 1705, 1825(B).

Tarbert to Portavadie

Summer Timetable:
Check in closes - vehicles and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure. Sailings, to and from, are daily ncluding Sundays. Journey time is approximately 25 minutes. Maximum Laden Weight may be restricted. Check with Kennacraig office Tel: 01880 730253. Fares vary depending upon what you are carrying with you, for example you might be carrying a boat in a trailer, etc. Current Single fares are: 'Driver/Passenger (each) £4.40; Car or 4x4 (each)(excludes driver) £19.30; Motorcycle £9.65 and Pedal cycles FREE'. Children under 5 FREE, 5-15 half the adult fare. Coach services between Tarbert and Kennacraig, Campbeltown, Glasgow, Oban. For details contact Scottish Citylink Coaches tel: 0871 266 3333. Bus services between Portavadie and Tarbert, Kennacraig and Claonaig, for details contact traveline 0871 200 22 33. Please note I have only given the departure times in each case. A = Not on Sundays; B = Daily until Sunday 13 September. From Monday 14 September operates only if requested no later than 1600 on day of travel. Telephone: 0800 066 5000 or 01475 650397 to request this sailing.; C = Daily from Monday 15 June until Monday 17 August..

Tarbert, departure: 0800(A), 0900, 1015, 1115, 1215, 1315, 1415, 1515, 1615, 1715, 1815 (B), 1915(C).

Portavadie, departure: 0830(A), 0945, 1045, 1145, 1245, 1345, 1445, 1545, 1645, 1745, 1845(B), 1945(C).

Tayinloan to Gigha

Summer Timetable:
Check in closes - vehicles and passengers 10 minutes prior to departure. Sailings, to and from, are Monday to Saturday (On Sundays only 7 times are available from 10:00 to 17:00). Journey time approximately 20 minutes. Maximum Laden Weight may be restricted. Caravan Trailers are not permitted on Gigha. Check with Kennacraig office Tel: 01880 730253. Fares vary depending upon what you are carrying with you, for example you might be carrying a boat in a trailer, etc. Current Single fares are: 'Driver/Passenger (each) £2.50; Car or 4x4 (each)(excludes driver) £7.35; Motorcycle £3.70 and Pedal cycles FREE'. Children under 5 FREE, 5-15 half the adult fare. Bus services between Tarbert, Tayinloan, Kennacraig, and Claonaig are available. For details of coach services contact Scottish Citylink Coaches tel: 0871 266 3333 or contact traveline for public transport information and timetable enquiries on 0871 200 22 33. Bus stop in Tayinloan village is approximately 1⁄2 mile from the ferry terminal. A local taxi service is available for transfer between the service bus and the ferry terminal in both directions. This is bookable in advance and payable at time of travel. To book a taxi contact McDonald Mini Coaches Telephone: 07799 845464. Please note I have only given the departure times in each case. A=Monday to Saturday; On Saturdays outwith local school term this sailing operates only if requested by 1400 previous day. Tel: 0800 066 5000 or 01475 650397 to request this sailing; B=Passenger numbers may be restricted; C=Fridays only; D=Not on Sundays.

Tayinloan, departure: 0800(A,D), 0900(B,D), 1000, 1100, 1200, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800(D), 1900(C,D)

Gigha, departure: 0735(A,D), 0830(D), 0930, 1030, 1130(B), 1230, 1430, 1530, 1630, 1730(D), 1830(C,D)

Kennacraig to Port Askaig (Islay)

Summer Timetable:
Check in closes - Vehicles, 30 minutes, passengers 10 minutes prior to departure. Sailings, to and from, are Monday to Saturday (on Sundays only at 1300). Journey time approximately 2 hours. Maximum Laden Weight may be restricted. Check with Kennacraig office Tel: 01880 730253. Fares vary depending upon what you are carrying with you, for example you might be carrying a boat in a trailer, etc. Current Single fares are: 'Driver/Passenger (each) £6.50; Car or 4x4 (each)(excludes driver) £32.50; Motorcycle £16.25 and Pedal Cycles FREE'. Children under 5 FREE, 5-15 half the adult fare. Bus services between Tarbert, Tayinloan, Kennacraig, and Claonaig are available. For details of coach services contact Scottish Citylink Coaches tel: 0871 266 3333 or contact traveline for public transport information and timetable enquiries on 0871 200 22 33. Please note I have only given the departure times in each case.

Kennacraig, departure: 0700 (Wed); 0945 (Sat, Sun); 1300 (Monday to Sunday); 1515 (Tuesday, Thursday);1800 (Mon, Wed, Fri).

Port Askaig (Islay), departure: 0700 (Tue, Thu, Sat); 1530 (Monday to Sunday); 1800 (Tue, Thu), 2015 (Wed); 2045 (Sat).

Kennacraig to Port Ellen (Islay)

Summer Timetable:
Check in closes - Vehicles, 30 minutes, passengers 10 minutes prior to departure. Sailings, to and from, are Mondays to Sundays, but there is no service on Wednesday. Journey time approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes. Maximum Laden Weight may be restricted. Check with Kennacraig office Tel: 01880 730253. Fares vary depending upon what you are carrying with you, for example you might be carrying a boat in a trailer, etc. Current Single fares are: 'Driver/Passenger (each) £6.50; Car or 4x4 (each)(excludes driver) £32.50; Motorcycle £16.25 and Pedal Cycles FREE'. Children under 5 FREE, 5-15 half the adult fare. Bus services between Tarbert, Tayinloan, Kennacraig, and Claonaig are available. For details of coach services contact Scottish Citylink Coaches tel: 0871 266 3333 or contact traveline for public transport information and timetable enquiries on 0871 200 22 33. Please note I have only given the departure times in each case.

Kennacraig, departure: 0700 (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat); 0945 (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri); 1800 (Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun).

Port Ellen (Islay), departure: 0700 (Mon, Fri); 0945 (Mon to Sun); 1800 (Mon, Fri).

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