Gigha has excellent travel links and is
very easy to get to.
From overseas, you should book a flight to Glasgow, Edinburgh or
London. For bargain flights between London and Glasgow or Edinburgh,
try one of the budget airlines: www.easyjet.com,
or alternatively travel with British Airways www.british-airways.com
or British Midlands www.flybmi.com
for flights from all major airports.
Gigha has its own grass airstrip which is near the south end of
the island lying in an east/west direction. The airfield can be
used by private planes and microlights. The landing fee for single
engine planes is £15 and £25 for twin engines. This
includes transport to and from Gigha Hotel and anyone who chooses
to stay overnight at the Hotel will get a £5 reduction on
this charge. The landing fee for microlights is £3. We ask
that all pilots phone the hotel on 01583 505254 for ppl and to check
conditions on the field.
Full details of the airfield, size, location etc. can be found in
Caledonian MacBrayne runs a car and
passenger ferry to Gigha all year round: Tayinloan - Ardminish.
For timetable information, see Cal
Mac's site. For ferry times and reservations contact: Caledonian
MacBrayne on +44 (0)990 650000. You can also check timetables and
book online at www.calmac.co.uk.
Glasgow International Airport is the nearest airport to Gigha,
just 2.5 hours drive from Tayinloan. You can hire a car from the
airport, for car hire quotes see: www.holidayautos.co.uk,
From the Airport, take the signs to Erskine Bridge (M8). Once across
the bridge take the A82 Westbound to Dumbarton. Once through Dumbarton,
keep on the A82 along the beautiful shores of Loch Lomond. At Tarbet,
the A82 beomes the A83, signposted Campbeltown - follow this road
through some of the most scenic countryside in until you come to
Tayinloan, approximately 80 miles. The ferry is well signposted
from the main road.
|Train & Bus
The nearest train connection
for Gigha is Arrochar on the shores of Loch Long - a connection
can be made there with the Scottish Citylink bus service from Glasgow.
For train times and booking contact: www.scotrail.co.uk.
Regular bus services connect with ferry arrival and departures
times. The main operators from Central Scotland are Scottish Citylink
Coaches, for all connections call +44 (0) 990 5050505 or check times
online at www.citylink.co.uk.
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