Isle of Mull Travel Information

Isle of Mull Travel information

Mull has a coastline of 300 miles (≈480 km). Its landscape is primarily moorland, with a few peaks, and its climate is moderated by the Gulf Stream. The highest peak on the island is Ben More (3169 ft / 966 metres).

Here is some information to help you with your travel to the Isle of Mull and also during your stay with us at Aros Mains. For specific instructions on how to get to our self catering accommodation please go to the find us page.

The Google Maps web pages are very useful to find locations and to plan your journey.

Ferries to Isle of Mull

There are 2 ferries by which you can get to Aros Mains which are run by Caledonian Macbrayne (Calmac).  They have a great website at and they also have apps for iPhone, Blackberry and Android smartphones too. 
Caledonian Macbrayne's ferries can be booked online or by using the UK freephone number 0800 066 5000.

There are 2 different timetables for summer and winter, the summer timetables generally run from April to mid-October.

Here are the details of the 2 relevant Caledonian Macbrayne ferries:

Oban - Craignure

This is the main ferry to Mull, it is generally very busy in the summer and vehicles must be booked well in advance to ensure that you can travel when you need to. It is not necessary to book if you are travelling as a foot passenger. The crossing takes 45 minutes and there is a full bar, food and refereshments service on board.

Lochaline - Fishnish
This is a handy small ferry which travels from the village of Lochaline on Morven to Fishnish on the Mull side.  It is not neccessary or possible to book this ferry which can be part of the appeal for those flying or sailing by the seat of their pants. The crossing takes only 15 minutes, there are no bar, food or refreshment services on board however these can be bought at the queue-side cafe or the local shop in Lochaline.

Driving on Isle of Mull

There are many single track roads on Mull and those not experienced driving on this road type should take care and keep their speed down. Passing places are provided which should be used to allow traffic to pass from the front and also to allow vehicles behind to overtake.

The roads are subject to harsh weather conditions and are therefore liable to damage and potholes so extra care should be taken.

Local Fuel Stations
  • Salen - Rowleys Garage, PA72 6JF
    Telephone: 01680 300 326.
    Open 7 days, 9-5 except Sundays 10-4.
  • Tobermory - Mackays Garage, PA75 6NT
    Telephone: 01688 302 103
    Open 7 days, 8-6 except Sundays 10-6.
Local Garages
  • Salen - Kennedy’s Garage, PA72 6JF
    Telephone: 01680 300 396
  • Tobermory - Mackays Garage, PA75 6NT
    Telephone: 01688 302 103
    Open 7 days, 8-6 except Sundays 10-6

Tourist Information

There is a tourist information office co-located with the Caledonian Macbrayne office in Craignure at PA65 6AY they can be contacted on 01680 812377.

Ferries on Isle of Mull!

There are 2 other local ferries which run from Mull:

Iona Ferry
This foot passenger only service is also run by Caledonian Macbrayne runs regularly in the summer from Fionnphort. Again no need to book and tickets are bought from the ticket office near the pier in Fionnphort. Details can be found at

Ulva Ferry
This very small privately run service for again for foot passengers only runs from Ulva Ferry on the Mull side. The crossing only takes you a couple of minutes.
The lovely Boathouse Restaurant is close to the pier on the Ulva side.

Isle of Mull Taxis

Isle of Mull Car Hire

Isle of Mull Bike Hire

  • Salen - Local bike hire in the village just opposite the A848 / B8035 junction.
  • Tobermory - Bikes can be hired from Browns General Store.
    Telephone: 01688 302 020.
  • Craignure - Bikes can be hired from the Tourist Information Centre at the ferry ticket office.