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Top tips for your island adventure

  • Plan in advance.  Book your accommodation early to avoid disappointment.

  • At any time of the year, there can be difficulties getting on and off Barra due to weather or transportation issues.  Please bear this in mind when planning your holiday and leave some leeway to cope with unexpected delays.

  • Barra and Vatersay may be small islands but there is lots to do - make sure you are here long enough to enjoy all these islands have to offer.

  • Don't expect to get a mobile signal everywhere, or depending on your network, at all.  Our main provider on Barra and Vatersay is EE.

  • Be prepared.  Pack clothes and footwear for all weathers.


Getting to the Isle of Barra



Oban to Castlebay

Winter Timetable
Summer Timetable

A five hour and ten minute ferry

crossing the Minch


Flight from Glasgow


A one hour fifteen minute flight from Glasgow up to three a day.

Bùth Bharraigh receives no funding for undertaking Barra & Vatersay Visitor Information Service. 
If you think we have done us a good job please buy us a coffee.


Getting Around

There is a public bus service operating on Barra and Vatersay.

For more information and timetables, click below:



Ticket price maximum:
Adult: £2.70

Child: £1.30
(Please carry change)

Bicycle and car hire are available as well as taxi services.

Other Islands

If you would like information or to find accommodation for the other islands in the Outer Hebrides then visit these sites


Visit Outer Hebrides

Visit Scotland

For more information on public transport links on the other islands in the Outer Hebrides then click here.


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