There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Outer Hebrides and North Uist operated by 1 ferry company – Caledonian MacBrayne. The Tarbert (Loch Fyne) to Lochmaddy ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 1 hour 50 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 Outer Hebrides North Uist crossing between Tarbert (Loch Fyne) and Lochmaddy.
The Outer Hebrides, also known as the Western Isles, are a chain of islands strung along the west coast of Scotland.
Stretching 130 miles and comprising 119 islands, 5 of which are inhabited: Lewis and Harris, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist and Barra. These slow-paced, Gaelic-speaking islands all offer total tranquillity, providing a unique British experience.
Stunning coastal views, picturesque castles and an abundance of fascinating wildlife in untouched nature are all part of what makes the Outer Hebrides so special. Also, not only are the islands a hiker’s paradise, they also boast some of the most beautiful beaches in the British Isles, with long stretches of pristine white sand and crystal clear waters to be found on almost every island.
The Outer Hebrides are very well connected by ferry, with a large network of sailings available within the island chain. There are also numerous routes back to mainland Scotland, so there’s ample choice.
North Uist, part of the Outer Hebrides, is the tenth largest island in Scotland, situated directly to the west of Skye.
A haven for otters and home to the largest breeding colony of grey seals in Europe and some of Britain’s rarest birds, North Uist should top the list for any wildlife fanatics. Animals thrive here thanks to the high density of peat bogs and lochans, leading some to describe North Uist as having a ‘drowned landscape’. However, it boasts some fantastic sandy beaches, too.
North Uist is also known for Eilean Domhnuill, the oldest known crannog in Scotland, a type of prehistoric house dating back to 3,200 BC. Other historical attractions include a 5,000 year old burial chamber named Barpa Langass and the fascinating remains of a medieval monastery.
Ferries dock in Lochmaddy in the northeast, the island’s primary gateway, which is easily reachable from mainland Scotland and the Isle of Skye.