Service changes

6 months ago Wed 15th Jul 2020

Be responsible, stay safe, stay home and only travel if essential.

We encourage you to familiarise yourself with the most up-to-date travel advice before travelling. We thank you in advance for adhering to our measures for safe and responsible travel. 

Service 495/496 Friday 8 January

Please note that services 495/496 will operate to their normal timetable tomorrow, Friday 8 January.

If you are travelling from Oban to Craignure please see the following service update from Calmac:

Service 17 from Tuesday 12 January

Please note that from Tuesday 12 January, service 17 will operate a Saturday service level from Monday to Friday. We would like to highlight that the first journey from Hardgate will depart at 0655. Our journey planner and website will be updated shortly.

Service update from Monday 21 December 2020

From Monday 21 December 2020, we will be making minor improvements to timetables in Bute, Dunoon and Oban depots. Below is a summary of the changes:


  • 490/90 – Minor change to School Holiday timetable only. The 0731 from Port Bannatyne to Kilchattan Bay will depart 5 minutes earlier at 0726 and the return from Kilchattan Bay to allow for an earlier arrival into Rothesay on school holidays.


  • 489 – Minor timetable revisions with 1322 and 1629 departures from Toward now extending to Ardentinny, currently terminating at Blairmore. This may slightly affect timings after extended journeys but all other timings remain the same as the current operation.


  • 418 – Last departure from Oban now 5 minutes earlier at 1715 to allow connection from Luing at 1750 and to Luing for 1800, resulting in earlier arrival at Ellenabeich for connection to Easdale.