By Air to Benbecula Airport
Flybe have the route from Glasgow to Benbecula, the nearby airport. Loganair act as the carrier on this route.
There is at least 1 return flight a day and often 2.
There is, however, no published timetable and visitors are urged to carefully check times on the internet at www.flybe.co.uk.
Early bookings are usually significantly cheaper than late booking.
Note also that in common with many other airlines Flybe charge extra for carrying fishing rods, guns and golf clubs.
There is an information desk at Benbecula airport on 01870 602 310
There are excellent connections to Glasgow from most of the Southern UK airports, and it is entirely possible to get up early in the centre of London and be on the Loch in the afternoon. With the exception of Sundays.
A range of ferry services are available from Caledonian MacBrayne.
From Uig on Skye to Lochmaddy on North Uist; and to Tarbert on Harris.
From Oban or Mallaig, both on the mainland to Castlebay on Barra, and Lochboisdale on South Uist.
From Ullapool to Stornaway on Lewis.
Choice of ferry will depend on your starting point, and how far you wish to drive. Ferry journeys are of very different length, and of very different comfort, rather depending on the weather.
If travelling by car in the summer, it is essential to book well in advance from:
Caledonian MacBrayne, Head office, The Ferry Terminal, Gourock, Scotland PA19 1QP
Telephone: 01475 650 100
Web site: www.calmac.co.uk
Once you have landed
Kinloch is situated roughly half way up, or down, South Uist off the main road the A865.
Kinloch is just 20 yards from the A865 – the only main road on the island.
There is no sign to Kinloch on the main road but rather you need to turn East on the B890 (which is not stated on the signpost) – to Loch Sgioport.
Kinloch is just 20 yards down this road – there is a house name sign at the entrance.
OS grid reference 774397
By car or bus about 25 minutes from Benbecula airport (15 miles) 45 minutes from Lochmaddy ferry (25 miles) and about 30 minutes from Lochboisdale ferry (18 miles).
Note there is only one main road on South Uist that runs roughly North / South.
A car is essential in order to get the best out of the island. The museum, archaeological sites, beaches, hotels, restaurants etc.
You can either bring your own car on the ferry, or a range of vehicles can be hired from the following car hire companies.
Laing Motors at Lochboisdale on South Uist:
Telephone: 01878 700 267
Ask Car hire at Balivanich on Benbecula.
Telephone: 01870 602 818
All will arrange to deliver the car to you on arrival at Benbecula airport, or I will collect you if we are using my car.