Tickets & Fares

Our passenger ferry services for 2020 operate from the beginning of April to the end of September, details below. Journey times are 1 hour 30 minutes between Campbeltown and Ballycastle and approximately 1 hour between Ballycastle and Port Ellen. Bikes are carried free on all journeys.

The images below show the locations of all three departure points - please use the 'book now' button above to reserve your seats.

Timetable dates
Friday - Monday
  • 3rd - 27th April
  • 4th - 28th September
Daily service
  • 1st May - 31st August
Departure times
  • Campbeltown - Ballycastle 7.30am
  • Ballycastle - Port Ellen 9.30am
  • Port Ellen - Ballycastle 3.00pm
  • Ballycastle - Campbeltown 4.30pm
Campbeltown - Ballycastle
  • Single £50 • Return £90
Ballycastle - Port Ellen
  • Single £60 • Return £95
Booking Information
  • Please use the links on this site to book tickets for our ferry services - all tickets must be booked in advance and cannot be purchased on boarding.

  • Ferry tickets can be booked up to 24 hours in advance of travel.

  • On completion of booking you will receive an e-ticket/email confirmation which you should print and show to our skipper on boarding, you will also be required to show photo ID.

  • You should arrive at your departure point 15 minutes before the service departs, this enables our skipper and crew to check your booking and help with any luggage.

  • Tickets are valid for date of travel only and are not transferable unless by prior arrangement.

  • Please note that our passenger ferry services will operate with a minimum of four booked passengers.

  • As Kintyre Express issues service updates via text message it is essential to ensure a mobile number is supplied when booking - this number will be used for updates concerning your booked journey only.