There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Isle of Barra and Isle of Eriskay operated by 1 ferry company – Caledonian MacBrayne. The Ardmhor to Eriskay ferry crossing operates daily with a scheduled sailing duration from about 40 minutes.
Whilst we’ve taken great care to ensure the information on this page is correct, as the frequency and duration of crossings on all routes can vary from time to time we’d advise that you get a live quote for current availability on this Isle of Barra Isle of Eriskay crossing between Ardmhor and Eriskay.
The Isle of Barra is the second southernmost inhabited island in the Outer Hebrides off the northwest coast of Scotland.
It has secluded, golden beaches and hilly grassland blanketed by wildflowers, earning it the local nickname of ‘Barradise’. However, the standout feature on this 60-square-kilometre island is the medieval Kisimul Castle on an islet just off Castlebay to the south, from which the village gets its name. The small fortress is just a short boat ride from the harbour, offering great views from the top of the battlements.
Barra is also a top location for mountaineering, with the rugged interior reaching 1257 feet. The hills have an impressive statue of Madonna at the top and also offers superb panoramic views, so remember to bring your camera.
For one of the smallest islands in the Outer Hebrides, Barra offers a wide choice of sailing options with two ports providing frequent crossings to the mainland and nearby islands. You can sail from Castlebay in the south and from Ardmhor to the north, which are both found just off the A888 circular road.