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Getting to Stornoway

While we may appear to be a long way from everywhere - it's relatively easy to reach Stornoway by air, by coach, by rail/coach and by road.

By air

The modern terminal at Stornoway airport is served by direct flights from Scotland mainland (all less than about an hour's duration) from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness.  Flights are by Flybe (operated by Loganair), Eastern Airways and Highland Airways. Each of the mainland airports which serve Stornoway have connecting flights by 'traditional' airlines and by 'budget' carriers - bringing most regional UK airports within a 'one change' journey.

Flybe / Logan Air Stornoway Timetable

INBOUND Tuesday 29th September / Wednesday 30th September / Thursday 1st October / Friday 2nd October


08.35 / 14.35 / 19.00


08.05 / 12.05 / 15.00 / 18.50


08.10 / 18.05

OUTBOUND  - Thursday 1st October / Friday 2nd October


08.40 / 16.05


08.35 / 12.35 / 15.30


18.35 /

On Arrival to Stornoway Airport

Stornoway Airport is amply served by taxis at a rank directly outside the terminal. Buses also run (infrequently) to the town centre, service W5 -click for timetable.

Special Conference Shuttle Bus 

BPA and Stornoway Port Authority have organised Shuttle bus collections from Stornoway Airport on Tuesday 29th September (arrival) and Friday 2nd October (departure) only. We will ask for your flight arrival/departure/hotel details nearer the time and issue a shuttle pass.

Car Hire 

Whilst car hire is not essential for BPA Conference Delegates (shuttle bus is provided throughout the programme) if you plan to stay on and explore the Highlands you may wish to hire your own car as the bus service is restricted outside of the main towns. 

Arnol Motors - 
Tel: 01851 710548
Stornoway Car Hire
Tel 01851 702 658


 By Sea

Caledonian MacBrayne is a state owned ferry company, operating a fleet of modern, drivel-on/drive-off ferries throughout the Hebrides, as well as a number of routes to the south-west of Scotland. The main ferry to the Isle of Lewis is from Ullapool on the mainland, which takes 2 hours 45 minutes. You can also travel from Skye to Isle of Harris and drive north.

Calmac Ferries are providing special tickets Free of Charge to BPA Conference delegates travelling on the Ullapool – Stornoway Ferry Route.

If you wish to request a special ticket, Please contact Jane Watson at Morrow Communications on Tel: +44 (0) 28 90393837

Getting to Ullapool

By Road
Between Ullapool and Inverness, the A835 road has been the subject of considerable improvement in recent years and now puts normal travel time between the two at a realistic 1 hour and 15 minutes or less. For visitors travelling north to Ullapool, the UK motorway network joins the excellent, A9 trunk route to Inverness, via Perth. Plan your journey.

By train and bus
Get the train to Inverness - about 3 hours 20 minutes direct from Glasgow or Edinburgh. The bus from Inverness to Ullapool takes 1 hour 30 minutes. Find trains at Scotrail Opens in new window and buses at Citylink Opens in new window

By car
Driving from Glasgow or Edinburgh to Ullapool takes around 4 hours, traffic permitting. Postcode for sat nav: Ullapool Port: IV26 2UR