Maolbhuidhe Bed and Breakfast, Fionnphort, Isle of Mull

Oban to Craignure Ferry (Summer)

Caledonian MacBrayne (Calmac) run a ferry from Oban to Craignure (Mull) which takes about 50 minutes each way.

Starting this year on 27th March there will be TWO ferries on the Oban-Craignure route during the summer season, providing an extended service with ten sailings in each direction on weekdays (plus a late sailing at 21:45 on Fridays), and eight sailings on Sundays. Some variations apply. See Calmac for timetable and fares.

The information below is provided as a guide only, and you should check with Caledonian MacBrayne for exact timings and bookings (reservations).  Tel: 0800 066 5000 / 01631 566688.

Booking for your car is advisable at all times, and essential in the peak season. You need to check in at Oban pier 30 minutes before sailing time.  Travel Times & Distances on Mull

Pedestrians are not required to book, and tickets can be bought on arrival at the pier. Pedestrians must board ten minutes before sailing time.

Temporary Timetable

This reduced timetable has been implemented to meet the Covid-19 travel restrictions. Essential traffic only, no booking. Similar service reductions apply on all other Calmac routes.

27 March to 14 April (may be extended)

click for winter timetable
Day Oban to Mull Mull to Oban Notes
Depart Arrive Depart Arrive


0800 0846 0900 0946  
1200 1246 1300 1346  
1600 1646 1700 1746  
Sat 0800 0846 0900 0946  
1600 1646 1700 1746  
Sun 1000 1046 1100 1146  
1600 1646 1700 1746  
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Single and return fares are available.
Cars: Single £13.75, Return £ 27.50
Passenger (inc driver): Single £3.70, Return £7.40
See Calmac for further details

Other Car Ferries to and from Mull

There are also Calmac car ferries from Lochaline (Morvern) to Fishnish (Mull), and Kilchoan (Ardnamurchan) to Tobermory (Mull). For Iona you take the ferry from Fionnphort (Mull).  Check with Caledonian MacBrayne for bookings and fare options.

Bus connections to Fionnphort

On week-days the bus meets the ferry services which depart Oban at 0745 (Mondays 0645), 1220 and 1555hrs. On Saturdays there is an addiional bus to meet the 1400 sailing. This may be subject to change, please consult the bus timetables.

For further information see Buses on Mull

Fishing boats racing at Fionnphort Gala

© 2023 Tim Dawson

Iona Ferry (at Fionnphort)

© 2023 Tim Dawson

White cow near Fidden

© 2023 Tim Dawson