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CalMac announces summer 2024 timetables

CalMac has announced that its summer timetables for 2024 will be available to view on its website from 11 January, with bookings opening on a phased approach between 18 January and 12 February.

Transport Scotland has also confirmed that CalMac fares will rise in line with inflation in May 2023 at a rate of 8.7% across all routes and fare types. The new fares will be introduced at the start of the summer timetable period.

Routes are expected to open for bookings (for bookable routes) and pre-purchase for non-bookable routes on the following dates.

Phase one (Thursday 18 January)

  • Ardrossan - Brodick
  • Oban - Craignure
  • Oban - Castlebay
  • Oban - Coll - Tiree
  • Ullapool - Stornoway
  • Ardrossan - Campbeltown
  • Mallaig - Armadale
  • Mallaig - Small Isles
  • Barra - Eriskay
  • Berneray - Leverburgh
  • Mallaig - Lochboisdale  

Phase two (Tuesday 23 January)

  • Claonaig - Lochranza
  • Colintraive - Rhubodach
  • Wemyss Bay - Rothesay
  • Tarbert (Loch Fyne) - Portavadie
  • Fionnphort - Iona
  • Lochaline - Fishnish
  • Tobermory - Kilchoan
  • Gallanach - Kerrera
  • Sconser - Raasay
  • Tayinloan - Gigha

Phase three (Monday 12 February)

  • Largs - Cumbrae
  • Oban - Colonsay
  • Kennacraig - Islay
  • Uig - Tarbert - Lochmaddy
  • Gourock - Kilcreggan
  • Gourock - Dunoon
  • Oban - Lismore

Pauline Blackshaw, Director of Strategy and Change at CalMac, said: "I would like to thank our customers, communities and businesses for their patience regarding the summer timetables being released, and we apologise for the delay.

"We were unable to move forward with preparation to open bookings until Transport Scotland confirmed their decision on 2024 fare levels.

"We are now working hard to configure our ticketing system with timetables and fares, so that we can open summer 2024 timetable bookings.

"Launching our timetables on a phased basis allows us to share information with our customers to allow them to begin planning and allows us to open bookings as quickly as possible. I would like to extend my thanks to our customers for their patience and support."

The CalMac website has a full customer update regarding the summer timetable and further updates will be posted there:

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