When you come to visit Ardrishaig or other near-by locations in Argyll in Scotland, you will probably be coming by car or would have rented one. There are however good facilities for local travel and you will find below the Telephone numbers and, if available, links to the relevant websites. If you are planning to visit some of the nearby beautiful islands you would probably like to know about available ferry services, etc. General purpose information is also provided.
Free Car Parking is plentiful. You can park at designated free car parks: opposite the Ardrishaig Cooperative Store, Chalmers Street Ardrishaig; in Lochgilphead there is designated free car park at Lorne Street with entry also from Poltalloch Street (A83). There are some parking spaces at the road side in some areas.
Regular coach service is available to and from Glasgow and Campbeltown. Coach service on School days is also available to Oban:
Glasgow - Ardrishaig - Campbeltown: Citylink Coach Service Number: 926 (Times valid from May 21 to October 7, 2012) leaves Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station, 6 times daily at 0635, 0915, 1200, 1400, (1700) and 1800 hours. Please note: the 1630 service only goes up to Ardrishaig (not up to Tarbert or Campbeltown). Journey time to Ardrishaig is approximately 3 hours. Ardrishaig to Campbeltown it takes another one hours and 20 minutes. Adult Return Fare (March, 2012) is £21.70 for a return journey from Glasgow to Ardrishaig. For more details contact Citylink: Telephone; 0871 266 3333 or visit their web site.
Tarbert - Ardrishaig - Lochgilphead - Oban: West Coast Motors Coach service is available on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Coach leaves Tarbert at 08:45, travels through Ardrishaig, change at Lochgilphead, and it reaches Oban at 10:35. Reverse journey is available on same days, leaving Oban at 13:45, arriving Tarbert at 16:47. For further details contact West Coast Motors: Telephone; 01586 552319 or visit their web site.
Caledonian MacBrayne are our local ferry service provider and they operate several routes. Service times change during Summer and Winter, therefore you will be well advised to check the times. Visit their web site. Details of some of their ferry services which are relevant to Ardrishaig, Lochgilphead and Tarbert, and the ones you might be interested in case you decide to visit some of the nearby islands, are given here.
Alasdair A Macdonald: Lairfad, Ardfern, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA31 8QR. Telephone: 01852 500638.
Glenfyne Taxi Company, 11 Upper Glenfyne Park, Ardrishaig, Lochgilphead, Argyll, PA30 8HH.They serve Mid Argyll for local and long distance hires. Four (4) and six (6) passenger vehicles are available. For further information or Bookings please contact: John or Maureen Byrne, Mobile: 07850 645671.