Lochboisdale ferry port in South Uist is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Mallaig & Oban available. With a selection of up to 12 Sailings Weekly, the port of Lochboisdale connects South Uist with Scotland.
Sailing durations range from 3 hours 30 minutes on the Mallaig service to 5 hours 30 minutes on the Oban service.
Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Lochboisdale fare search.
Lochboisdale is the main port and settlement on South Uist, an island in the Scottish Outer Hebrides.
Once a thriving fishing port in the 19th Century, the southeastern town of Lochboisdale now offers the only route from South Uist to Isle of Barra, as well as frequent crossings to Oban on the mainland.
The ferry terminal is situated at the southern end of the A865 and has a small waiting room and toilet facilities inside the terminal building, with a taxi rank situated just outside.
Originally completed in 1880, Lochboisdale’s pier was rebuilt in 1966 to accommodate the new car ferries, allowing the innovative ‘roll-on roll-off’ system to flourish. Also, the Lochboisdale Hotel was built in 1882 and still boasts stunning views overlooking the harbour.
Lochboisdale, HS8 5TH
If you need to spend a night at or near Lochboisdale ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Lochboisdale Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!