Getting to and from Kintyre is fairly straight forward with transport services taking you to various places on the route.

Coaches and Buses

Bus transport ranges from nationwide bus services run by Citylink with a direct link from Glasgow to Tarbert, and then on to Campbeltown to local services which run from various places on the route such as Tarbert to Skipness and Campbeltown to Machrihanish.

To find out more about travelling from Glasgow to Kintyre by Citylink click here or to view their current timetables please click here (timetables are presented in PDF form).

To find out more about travelling locally by West Coast Motors click here or to view their current timetables please click here.

Ferry

Travelling by ferry to Kintyre is a popular way of travel for many and can avoid long driving journeys depending where you travel from. Caledonian MacBrayne ferry services run from Ardrossan (Arran) to Campbeltown, Portavadie to Tarbert, from Lochranza (Arran) to Claonaig and also from Tayinloan to Gigha, plus many other services not connected to Kintyre.

As some of these ferries are seasonal, please check the Caledonian MacBrayne website for more information.

Kintyre Express runs a passenger ferry from Campbeltown to Ballycastle Northern Ireland.

By Air

Return or single flights are available from Glasgow to Campbeltown, or vice versa. There are two return flights (Monday to Friday) from Glasgow to Campbeltown with an additional flight on a Sunday from Mid June to Mid September. You can book tickets or find out more information on flights at the Flybe website by clicking here.

By Car

By far the most popular method of transport is by car. Tarbert, at the north most tip of Kintyre is approximately two hours leisurely drive from the west end of Glasgow, it is also one of the most beautiful drives passing along the banks of Loch Lomond, before passing through Inveraray and then alongside Loch Fyne.

Although the official start point is in Tarbert, there is nothing stopping you travelling to any destination on the route and walking short sections or undertaking the walk in reverse. This will also ensure that Tarbert is not one huge car park!

Baggage Handlers & Taxi Services

There are baggage handling services and taxis in Kintyre which will transport your baggage to a specified location (subject to numbers) for a small charge, and also provide a taxi service to collect a group of passengers (subject to numbers) and transport them back to the beginning of the walk from the end or vice versa if you wish to tackle the walk in reverse.

Baggage Handlers & Taxi Service

Planning to travel via public transport? – click here to plan your journey via traveline.org.uk

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Great routes for you to try   see all

Section two – Claonaig to Clachan

Section two – Claonaig to Clachan
10 miles · 5-7 hours
Walking Running Cycling

This route breaks out of the forest beside the attractive Loch Ciaran. Known for its birdlife and brown trout, making it popular with anglers. There are good views looking south-west to the high farmstead of Minen.

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Section seven – Southend to Machrihanish

Section seven – Southend to Machrihanish
16 miles · 7-9 hours
Walking Running Cycling

Passing through wild and genuinely remote country where there is little shelter and no mobile phone signal, this section offers amazing views out to sea and across to the Irish coast.

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Section one – Tarbert to Claonaig

Section one – Tarbert to Claonaig
11 miles · 5 - 8 hours
Walking Running Cycling

Starting at Tarbert’s bustling Harbour and Yacht Haven, the Kintyre Way begins its journey down the east coast of Kintyre, with extensive panoramic views over the island of Arran and countryside.

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Section three – Clachan to Tayinloan

Section three – Clachan to Tayinloan
9 miles · 5-7 hours
Walking Running Cycling

This section takes you right along the shores of the Atlantic on Kintyre’s west coast with fantastic views across to Islay, Jura and Gigha. The walking here is predominately coastal with the sea only a few steps away.

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