Kintyre Express

Kintyre Express ferry

The Kintyre Express passenger ferry is a great way to explore Scotland and Northern Ireland - at speed. The 12-seater, 13.25 metre Redbay Stormforce 1250 ferry links Campbeltown in Kintyre, Ballycastle on the Antrim Coast and Port Ellen on Islay.

When Kintyre Express operates

Kintyre Express runs every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from Friday, 29 March to Monday, 30 September. This frequency may increase as the company has a second boat due to come into operation. We'll update details if the service becomes available on further days.


Kintyre Express coming into port

07.30 Campbeltown to Ballycastle
09.30 Ballycastle to Port Ellen, Islay
15.00 Port Ellen to Ballycastle
16.30 Ballycastle to Campbeltown

Journey times are 1 hour 30 minutes between Campbeltown and Ballycastle and approximately 1 hour between Ballycastle and Port Ellen.


Ballycastle to Port Ellen:
Single: £80pp
Return: £150pp
Bikes and golf clubs are carried free on all journeys.

How to book

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