Getting there


Uig – Lochmaddy

Caledonian MacBrayne operate a ferry service from Uig on the Isle of Skye, to Lochmaddy on North Uist.  The crossing takes approximately 1 hour 45 minutes.  See for timetables and booking information.  There are coach connections with Scottish Citylink at Uig, with coaches running to Glasgow, Fort William and Inverness.  Timetables and more information can be found at

Leverburgh – Berneray

To get from the Isle of Harris to North Uist, take the ferry operated by Caledonian MacBrayne across the Sound of Harris from Leverburgh to the Isle of Berneray.  From Berneray, there is a causeway to North Uist.  The ferry crossing takes approximately 1 hour.  For timetables and travel information, see

Oban – Lochboisdale

If you are coming from Oban, consider taking the ferry operated by Caledonian MacBrayne from Oban to Lochboisdale on South Uist.  South Uist and North Uist are linked by roads.  The ferry crossing from Oban to Lochboisdale takes approximately 5 to 6 hours.  Some ferries run via Castlebay on the Isle of Barra, and if you take one of these ferries, the crossing between Oban and Lochboisdale takes approximately 7 hours.  There are rail connections with First Scotrail at Oban, with trains running to Crianlarich and Glasgow Queen Street.  There is even a special “Rail & Sail” ticket available to passengers wishing to combine train and ferry travel.  Timetables and travel information is available at

From Lochboisdale, you can continue by road to North Uist.


The nearest airport to North Uist is Benbecula Airport.  At the time of writing, there are scheduled flights from Benbecula to Barra Airport, Stornoway Airport and Glasgow International Airport.  Connections from Glasgow are available to UK, European, Asian and US destinations.  Connections from Stornoway are available (at the time of writing) to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and Aberdeen.  Benbecula Airport is 8 miles from North Uist.

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