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Connecting services

Many journeys involve using more than one mode of transport

When planning a journey that requires connecting services, be realistic about the journey length and allow extra time for unexpected delays. Ferry Services are often affected by bad weather and tidal issues. Rail services can be amended and traffic can be delayed by roadworks.  

Train timings in our timetables are reproduced from information supplied by  ScotRail  and are for guidance only. Always check train times with ScotRail when planning a journey. 

When using other forms of transport to and from our ports, please note these services do not always guarantee a connection, particularly during times of disruption. We advise that you check both CalMac and connecting service websites prior to travel to ensure you can reach your end destination safely.

CalMac does not accept any liability for any costs incurred due to missing connecting services including accommodation, travel by bus, train or taxi (unless covered by The Merchant Shipping (Passengers' Rights) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019). For example, where the arrival time of a train allows less than the advertised minimum boarding time for the ferry (see individual timetables), the connection cannot be assumed or guaranteed. Passengers should confirm connections with individual operators.

Useful Transport Information

Traveline Public Transport Information  0871 200 22 33 
Scottish Citylink Coaches  0871 266 3333
ScotRail  0845 748 4950
Argyll and Bute Council  01546 604360
Highland Council 01463 702457 or 01463 702458
Comhairlie nan Eilean Siar (Western Isles Council)  01851 822661
HITRANS Regional Transport Partnership  01667 460464
British Transport Police 0800 40 50 40
Transport Scotland

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