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By Road

If you come via the Skye Bridge, continue along the A87 to Portree (34 miles), then take the A855 to Staffin. Continue along the A855 through Portree (0.5 miles). You will see the Coolin View on your left.

By Ferry / Road

If you come via the Mallaig-Armadale ferry, take the A851 north from Armadale (signposted Broadford) until it joins the A87 (15 miles), then turn left along the A87 and continue as above.

If you come via the Glenelg-Kylerhea ferry, take the minor road north from Kylerhea until it joins the A87 (7 miles), then turn left along the A87 and continue as above.

By Bus

Citylink buses run to Portree from Glasgow, Fort William, Inverness, Kyle of Lochalsh, with connections from all parts of Scotland.

By Train

Scotrail will get you as far as Kyle of Lochalsh or Mallaig. From Kyle take the Citylink bus as above. From Mallaig take the ferry to Armadale, then a Highland Country Bus or a Skyeways Bus to Portree.

By Air

The nearest airport is Inverness, served by British Regional Airways. (Live arrival and departures boards at Inverness Flights). From there get the Citylink bus as above, or a train to Kyle and then the Citylink bus. Or hire a car in Inverness. If you arrive by air at Glasgow or Edinburgh you can hire a car from Easycar or


From Uig, phone Uig Taxis on 01470-542342 or 542441. From Portree there are usually taxis to be found in the main square. From further afield try Glasgow Airport Millennium Taxis who will bring you from any airport or anywhere else in Scotland.

Car Hire on Skye

Ewen MacRae at Portee (01478-612554)
Isle of Skye Car Hire at Broadford (01471-820151), will deliver to anywhere on Skye

Bicycle Hire on Skye

Skye Bicycle Hire at Uig (01470-542316)
Island Cycles at Portree (01478-613121)
Fairwinds Bicycle Hire at Broadford (01471-822270)

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