Isle of Mull
This large Inner Hebridean island is full of many incredible possibilities, whether you are going for a day trip or staying a fortnight. Visit the charming town of Tobermory with its coloured houses and independent businesses and explore miles of stunning coastline with amazing wildlife.
Map of the Isle of Mull
Explore Isle of Mull
Travel to and around
Mull is well served by ferry and bus routes so you’ll be able to get here easily no matter where you’re travelling from.
Caledonian MacBrayne (CalMac) operates three car ferry services to the island. The most popular route connects Oban with Craignure, the island's main port which is located on its eastern coast. This service runs roughly every couple of hours throughout the day, but if you are planning on taking a vehicle it's advisable to book your place in advance!
Further north, you can also travel from Lochaline, on the Morvern Peninsula, to Fishnish, or take the Isle of Mull ferry from Kilchoan on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula to Tobermory, the largest settlement on the island.
ScotRail provides frequent services to Oban from Glasgow Queen Street with the train connecting the ferry to the Isle of Mull.
Bus and coach
Travelling to Mull from central Scotland by car, the most direct route is via Crianlarich and Tyndrum. The road to Tyndrum from Glasgow runs through Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park. From Edinburgh to Tyndrum, the road takes you through picturesque Callander. To drive to Tyndrum allow:
1 hour and 45 minutes from central Glasgow (via Dumbarton and Loch Lomond)
2 hours and 30 minutes from central Edinburgh (via Stirling and Callander)
Mull is a great place for cycling with most of the roads all single-track providing lots of amazing scenery along the way. Cycle along the 10 mile stretch of double track road from Craignure to Salen with another four mile section leading into Tobermory.
The main roads to Tobermory and Fionnphort can get very busy with ferry traffic. The south of the island also operate lots of buses and coaches enroute to Fionnphort for Iona so make sure to keep yourself safe while on the road.
Mull is home to some of the wildest coastal scenery and is the perfect place for a walking holiday. You'll find everything from grand mountains, pretty villages and stunning sandy beaches.
Bus and coach
The island is served by three local bus services operated by West Coast Motors which connect the main towns and villages, plus there are taxi services and car hire, too.
There are a few car hire companies operating on the Isle of Mull.
There are a few taxi companies operating on the Isle of Mull.
Some of the island's roads are single track, with ample passing places. Please remember that car journey times on single track roads can take significantly longer.
A tip from your local expert
Visit Duart Castle, the 13th century ancestral home of Clan Maclean. It's the perfect attraction for day trippers and holiday makers alike. Surrounded by magnificent views of the sound of Mull, on a clear day there are views up to Ben Nevis.
Assistant iCentre Manager, Craignure