How to get to Knoydart


Take the A82 to Fort William (approximately 2.5 hours from Glasgow, 1.75 hours from Inverness) and then the A830 to Mallaig (approximately 1 hour). Take the inner most pier and draw up alongside the blue bollards where you can pick up the ferry to Knoydart. Cars can be parked safely in Mallaig during your stay as the ferry is foot passenger only.


The Scottish scenery by train Scotrail is breathtaking, on the famous West Highland Line from Glasgow to Mallaig. The journey takes 5 1/2 hours, departing from Glasgow Queen Street Station.  During the summer months you can opt for the ‘Jacobite‘ steam train which departs from Fort William and was made famous in the flying car chase Harry Potter movie. There is an excellent overnight sleeper service from London Euston to Fort William which connects with the Mallaig service and the ferry service.


Sail on Western Isles our local ferry provider 25-45 minutes depending upon the boat being used you can book direct on 01687 462233 or online. There is also an excellent private charter service Minch Adventures who can be booked outwith ferry times to suit you parties requirements.


You can fly direct from your port of departure to Inverness. You will require to hire a car in Inverness airport and the scenic drive to Mallaig takes approx 2.5 hours with coffee stop. Please note hire cars must be left in Mallaig during your stay. You can of course hire a taxi from Inverness direct. Alternatively we recommend a flight direct into Glasgow airport here you can pick up the train that travels the west coast line to Mallaig.

Walking in

You can walk into Knoydart from Kinlochourn which is a full days walking. An alternative option is to split the journey up with an overnight stay in the bothy at Barisdale. You can also walk in from Glen Dessary or Glenfinnan. Our excellent Ranger Knoydart Foundation Ranger Service can assist you in planning your route in safely.