Travel to Eigg

Donna the piper pipes away the Loch NevisTo get to the Isle of Eigg, you catch a ferry!   Please note that visitors cannot bring their vehicle to Eigg* – part of the joy of visiting our island is leaving your car behind.

Caledonian Macbrayne operates the Small Isles ferry service from Mallaig to Eigg, Muck, Rum and Canna all year round.

Additionally, from late April to September you can also travel to Eigg from Arisaig with Arisaig Marine.

To make it simpler, we’ve put both ferry companies timetables on one page.

You could also charter a boat to bring you to Eigg.  Sailing yacht Selkie can pick you up from the mainland, or another island or boat accessible location.  Find out more and book your passage on the Selkie Explorers website.

Parking in Mallaig

There are two long stay car parks in Mallaig – East and West Bays.  Give yourself PLENTY of time to find a parking space, particularly in the summer as it can get very busy.  It’s about ten to fifteen minute walk from the East Bay car park, so if there is more of one of you travelling, drop someone off at the CalMac office with your luggage before parking.

Getting round on Eigg…

We don’t have any public transport on the island, but Eigg’s only wee and you’re only ever a couple of miles from anywhere you might want to go.   If you don’t want to walk, you can hire a bike from Eigg Adventures, call Charlie on 01687 482404 for a taxi.

With the exception of Blue Badge holders, visitor cars are not permitted on Eigg. For more information or to apply for a Blue Badge permit, go to Highland Council Small Isles Vehicle Permit Scheme 

*Before you think about applying for a temporary permit, please ask yourself whether it is absolutely necessary.  Please help Eigg manage sustainable traffic levels and leave your car on the mainland if possible.  Residents are generous in offering lifts to those in need of transport and Eigg has bike hire, taxi hire and mini-bus service. So please be considerate of our limited infrastructure and apply for a permit only if you really need one.