There are two bus routes on Islay running between 7am and 6pm Monday to Saturday, but not on Sunday. They both stick to the main roads on the island. The 450 service runs between the administrative capital Bowmore in the centre of Islay and Portnahaven in the south west. The 451 service runs between Port Askaig in the north-east and Port Elen and Ardbeg in the south. Check the latest timetable to plan your journey.
You can take your own car to Islay via the ferry service and explore the island that way.
There's also a good selection of taxi services for tours, transfers and private hire:
|Attic Cabs||07944 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bodachs Islay Taxi||07513 066029|
|Bonnie Islay Taxis||07903 568724|
|Bowmore Taxi Service||01496 810449||07899 756159|
|Bruichladdich Taxis||01496 850271||07899 942673|
|Carol's Cabs||01496 302155||07775 782155|
|Dougie MacTaggart||07474 686367|
|Hughie’s Taxi||07737 491429|
|Islay Taxis||01496 850170||07771 921157|
|Islay Tours and Private Hire||07474 686367|
|Jims Taxi Bowmore||07967 505991|
|Lamb Islay Taxi||07846 055399|
|McIntyre Private Hire Taxi - Islay||07359 489038|
Islay is a small island, so cycling is a healthy and environmentally friendly option for getting around. The largely flat terrain makes it feasible fitness-wise, and the low level of traffic ensures that it’s relatively safe. You can also see Islay’s beautiful landscapes and abundant wildlife up close.