There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between South Uist and Scotland operated by 1 ferry company – Caledonian MacBrayne. The Lochboisdale to Mallaig ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 3 hours 30 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 South Uist Scotland crossing between Lochboisdale and Mallaig.
South Uist is an island in the Outer Hebrides, situated between Barra and Benbecula, off the northwest coast of Scotland.
This island is rich with archaeological interest; it is the only location in Britain where prehistoric mummies have been found and the vast fertile plains are scattered with chambered tombs, Bronze Age cairns and medieval longhouses.
Aside from historic wonders, South Uist boasts some beautiful beaches and the western coast has some of the finest in Britain. It is also home to the oldest golf course in the Western Isles, and the island’s eastern side is characterised by large mountains reaching over 2,000 feet, offering some excellent hiking routes.
South Uist’s port can be found in the main and largest settlement of Lochboisdale on the southeast coast, at the southern terminus of the A865. From there, you can sail over to a couple of ports on the Scottish mainland and to the Isle of Barra, immediately to the south.
Scotland is the Northernmost of the four countries that form the United Kingdom of Great Britain. Surrounded by the North Atlantic Ocean to the West and North, the North Sea to the East and across the border to the South you’ll find England.
Scotland is a lively and friendly country, rich in history and heritage dating back thousands of years. People flock here to visit not only the beautiful mountains and valleys, rolling hills, forests and rocky coastlines but also for the experiences that Scotland has to offer.
Whether you’re looking to play a game of golf at the very place it was invented or to visit one of the many distilleries for some whiskey tasting, Scotland has much to offer any visitor.
In terms of arriving by ferry to Scotland, from Northern Ireland there’s a choice of year round services from and to numerous ports with sailings operated by modern and well-equipped ferries.
There are no longer any direct ferries from continental Europe to Scotland however there are numerous crossings to England and Ireland that get you close enough.