How to Reach Isle Of Skye - The Easiest Way to Reach Isle Of Skye


  • By Air: The nearest airport to Isle of Skye is either Glasgow or Inverness. From there, you can hire a car to reach any destination in Isle of Skye.
  • By Train: If you really wish to enjoy the beauty of nature while you are travelling to Isle of Skye, then try the scenic line from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh where you can get a bus over the bridge and on into Skye. There is also another line that comes from Oban and Fort William and stops in Mallaig where you can take the ferry to the island. Try the steam locomotive that runs towards Isle of Skye in the summers. That would be a perfect way to revel in the antiquity through your journey.
  • By Car: The Skye Bridge connects the mainland of Scotland with Kylerhea. The bridge is part of the A87 motorway, and is the only bridge connecting Scotland and the Isle of Skye.
  • By Bus: Citylink connects Glasgow with the Isle of Skye making stops in Uig and Portree. Direct buses run from Inverness as well as other destinations in Scotland.


  • By Car: The easiest way to get around the Island is by hiring a car. There is a nice one way road taking you around the island, which can be good if you don't have a lot of time to spend.
  • By Bus: Citylink takes care of the main routes on the Isle and Rapsons (Highland Country Buses) operate many of the other local routes including Armadale-Kyleakin and Portree-Dunvegan. However, travelers should know that it only runs between Mondays to Saturday, so alternative options will need to be explored for Sunday adventures.
  • Walking and bicycling: Roaming around the city travelers will find that, for some attractions and activities, walking or biking are the way to go. It is relatively easy to rent bicycles.

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How to Reach Isle Of Skye from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Waternish to Isle Of Skye 43.77 km 43 mins
Isleornsay to Isle Of Skye 55.2 km 55 mins
Mallaig to Isle Of Skye 65.93 km 1 hour 5 mins
Fort william to Isle Of Skye 139.38 km 2 hours 19 mins
Inverness to Isle Of Skye 215.54 km 3 hours 35 mins
Irvine to Isle Of Skye 266.45 km 4 hours 26 mins
Glasgow to Isle Of Skye 278.81 km 4 hours 38 mins
Ayr to Isle Of Skye 282.64 km 4 hours 42 mins
Pitlochry to Isle Of Skye 284.39 km 4 hours 44 mins
Belfast to Isle Of Skye 321.23 km 5 hours 21 mins