Getting Here

Getting To Islay:

There is a regular daily air service to Islay from Glasgow Airport, provided by Flybe/Loganair.

For enquiries or bookings, see Flybe’s website  or phone Islay Airport on 01496 302022.

To book a through journey via London or other UK airports, can be used.



Caledonian MacBrayne ferries make several crossings daily to Islay from Kennacraig ferry terminal on the Mull of Kintyre. Arrival in Islay will be at either Port Ellen or Port Askaig. Both ports are equally suitable for reaching An Cala.

For sailing timetables see CalMac Timetables. Booking is essential if you are bringing your car. For enquiries phone Port Ellen 01496 302209 or Kennacraig 01880 730253


Citylink coaches leave from Glasgow’s Buchanan Street Bus Terminal, connecting with ferry departures from Kennacraig. The Glasgow-Campbeltown bus stops right at the Kennacraig ferry terminal. For timetables see Citylink Timetables.

For further information please contact Fergus


Getting to An Cala:
An Cala self-catering holiday cottage sits very near the sea shore in Port Charlotte, on Islay’s sheltered Loch Indaal. With its open sea views, fresh air and the constant gentle sound of waves lapping the shore, a holiday spent at An Cala is the perfect antidote to an often rushed and noisy world.

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Driving or cycling to Port Charlotte from the  ferry port or airport is very straightforward:
Leave the arrival port, and follow signs towards Bridgend or Bowmore. Drive on to Bridgend and there take the signed turning towards Bruichladdich and Portnahaven, continuing towards Port Charlotte along the road which closely follows the shoreline. Pass through Bruichladdich village, and continue straight on to Port Charlotte.
Enter the village over a small bridge and take the first turn on the left at the Port Charlotte Hotel.  You will now be on Shore Street and An Cala is the fourth house beyond the pier.  The name of the house is etched in to the glass pane above the front door.

Travelling by bus.
Take the bus directly from the ferry terminal or airport and change in Bowmore for Port Charlotte.