Ulva Ferry Community Bus

Tel:07775531301 email: info@ufcb.org.uk

Scheduled Service

 This service commenced on 26th May 2015.

This is a Request Only service.

The service needs to be booked by 16:00hrs on the day before you wish to travel though it can be booked well before then.

Please note the following important information:

  • Scottish National Concessionary Travel Scheme passes can be used on the service.
  • If there are no bookings the service will not run.
  • The bus seats 9, has a lift and space for a wheelchair passenger as well. To be sure of your place(s) the earlier you book the better.
  • The timings below are for guidance only.
  • The bus will drop off and pick up at other places en route, just let us know when you book.
  • If there is space on the bus and it is running, you may be able to book on the day. Just ring or email.

You can book by phone to 07775531301 or you can email by clicking here.

You can download a copy of the Summer timetable here.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday to Salen

Calgary Depart 08:25 14:40
Ulva Ferry 09:05 15:20
Gruline 09:30 15:45
Arrive Salen 09:45 16:00

Friday, Saturday and Sunday to Calgary

Salen Depart 11:20 17:25
Gruline 11:35 17:40
Ulva Ferry 12:00 18:05
Arrive Calgary 12:40 18:45

Please note:

The ferry to Ulva does not run on a Saturday and only runs on Sundays between 1st June and the end of August.

The Boathouse on Ulva is only open from April to October.


Opportunities This Service Provides

This service means that it is now possible to travel on public transport from Tobermory to Salen, via Calgary Bay, and Ulva Ferry, and then to get back to Tobemory. Or, of course, to travel in the other direction.

Most of the journey will take place through the Loch na Keal National Scenic Area. For Scottish Natural Heritage the characterisitics which make this area special include:

  1. Highly distinctive seaways and shores
  2. Views of an island-studded sea
  3. Islands and islet groups of astonishingly varied character

Trip Options

You can download a leaflet giving 6 different day trips making use of the scheduled service. Simply click here to download.

Of course the service is also an ideal way to visit the island of Ulva (and the wonderful food and baking at the Boathouse) and/or to leave from Ulva Ferry for a trip to world famous Staffa (with Fingal's Cave) and to the Treshnish Isles - home to seabirds (particularly puffins) and seals.

Another place to explore is the wonderful garden at Lip na Cloiche. There is the family run restaurant serving fantastic local food at Ballygown and the beautiful and practical crafts by Mull Fine Crafts, displayed in Polly's Tent.

The Ulva Ferry Community Bus in its landscape