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Travel to Jura



Jura struggles to cope with extra traffic on the island and is not equipped to deal with large numbers of campervans. All runners and their families are encouraged to leave vehicles on the mainland.

Calmac Ferry, Kennacraig to Islay:

There are two Calmac ferry ports on Islay: Port Ellen and Port Askaig. Port Askaig is closest to Jura and is the location from which the small ferry to Jura sails:

Port Askaig to Feolin ferry:

This is a short crossing and the ferry will run until everyone is across. No need to book during the day but for the late 21:30 crossing booking is essential: 

Jura Passenger Ferry, Tayvallich to Craighouse:

The Jura Passenger Ferry is managed and operated by Nicol Mackinnon. 

Book through the Jura Passenger Ferry website here:

Leaving your car at Tayvallich:

There is a small fee, last year this was £6 a day or £12 for the weekend. You can pay online using a QR code or the traditional cash in the honesty box is still there as an option. The hall and carpark are easy to find, just keep driving through the village to the end of the bay. The Tayvallich cafe does a fabulous range of takeaway (or sit-in) food and drink and it is right next to the pontoon. The website requests that you call ahead and book in advance where possible, especially if travelling with a large party.



Bikes can be hired from Tayvallich and taken across on the passenger ferry from Ally's Bike Hire ( The only road on Jura is single-track. All road users should be considerate to local traffic and pull over to let vehicles pass where appropriate. 


© Joe Parsons

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