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Find us

We're very close to the Ferry Slip, second on the right as you leave the ferry - opposite the Activity Centre. DO NOT use our postcode to find us, just keep your eyes peeled as you come off the ferry and we're right in front of you!

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Grid Reference: NR 65287.00; 49151.00

Latitude/Longitude: N55.40.735; W005.44.094

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Getting to gigha

Gigha is the most southerly of the Hebridean islands, but is very accessible and has excellent travel links.

Gigha can be explored by foot or bicycle - so you can opt to leave your vehicle at the campsite or in the Tayinloan ferry car park and help avoid congestion of traffic on Gigha's single track roads. There is limited parking available across the island so please be mindful not to park in passing places. 


Caledonian MacBrayne runs a vehicle and passenger ferry to Gigha all year round. The sailing from Tayinloan, Kintyre, is only a 20-minute crossing. It is a turn-up-and-go service and it is not possible to book your place on a particular time of ferry. Instead, arrive in plenty of time for the sailing you'd like to board and you can then buy tickets on the ferry. Sometimes a ferry crossing will be particularly popular and as there is a limit to the number of large vehicles per crossing, you may have to wait for the next ferry. There's a nice beach and an excellent cafe at the ferry slip if you do have to wait. 

For ferry timetables and fares, please visit: CalMac Summer Timetable

Please note that the 2pm crossing from Tayinloan can be very popular in the summer months.


The most popular route for getting to Gigha is to cross the Erskine Bridge from the M8, follow the A82 to Tarbet and then the A83 over the Rest and Be Thankful, through Inverary, Lochgilphead and Tarbert before leaving the road at Tayinloan to the ferry slip. It's a beautiful and scenic drive and mostly the roads are wide and easily navigated.

Alternatively, you can ferry hop to get to Gigha and there's a few options 

(1) Drive to Gourock and take the Western Ferries turn-up-and-go service to Dunoon (tickets are cheaper if purchased from the shop rather than onboard), explore the beautiful Cowal Peninsula ending up at Portavadie to take the regular turn-up-and-go service to Tarbert. From there it's a half hour drive to Tayinloan, although the cafes in Tarbert are quite tempting!

(2) Drive to Ardrossan and take the ferry to Brodick (you'll need to book this one in advance) and explore Arran, before taking the turn-up-and-go service from the north of the island at Lochranza to Claonaig on the Kintyre Peninsula. From there it's half an hour to Tayinloan, unless you explore Skipness, Caradale or Campbeltown on your way. 

(3) From Wemyss Bay, take the ferry to Rothesay on Bute (another one you'll need to book), check out all Bute has to offer and then head up to Rhubodach to take the ferry over to Colintraive, then over the Cowal to Portavadie to get your next ferry to Tarbert. And then a short drive on to Tayinloan.

(4) There is sometimes a ferry from Ardrossan to Campeltown, however it didn't run in 2023. It is a fantastic adventure so fingers crossed it runs again this year.

Public Transport

City Link operate a fantastic bus service between Glasgow Bus Station to Campbeltown, which runs four times a day and stops at Tayinloan Stores - Service number 926. It's then a 10 minute walk from the bus stop to the ferry slip. Timetables are avaliable at: Citylink.


Internationally, you can book a flight to Glasgow or Edinburgh Airports. You can then fly from Glasgow Airport to Campbeltown Airport.

Gigha also has an airstrip suitable for microlights - you can opt to camp next to your aircraft or walk down to the campsite and stay with us. Find out more on the Visit Gigha website.