Travel and Transport

Please remember that face coverings should be worn on public transport.

Traveling in Argyll and Bute and to the islands

As travel restrictions are lifted, the council is urging people to continue to act responsibly and follow government advice.

From 26 April 2021, people will be able to travel to Argyll and Bute’s islands and we look forward to welcoming you back. The Scottish Government is encouraging anyone planning to visit a Scottish Islands to test for coronavirus prior to travel. We would ask you to consider taking these tests to keep yourself and the communities your visit safe.

Further information about how and when to access lateral flow test kits for self-testing

Avoid busy popular beauty spots

Stick to F.AC.T.S. and keep everyone safe.


Travel tips

Transport Services

Argyll and Bute Council provides road, air and ferry services.

Oban Airport

Argyll and Bute Council’s Oban and the Isles Airports is open for scheduled flights, commercial charters and private pilots. Flights from Oban to Coll, Colonsay and Tiree, through service operator Hebridean Air Services can be booked at

However, things at our airports will be different as passengers will be expected to follow national guidance:

  • If you feel unwell or suspect you have any symptoms associated with COVID-19, do not travel or come to the airports;
  • Always wear a face covering when in any of the buildings;
  • Ensure that appropriate physical distancing is maintained;
  • Avoid contact with surfaces and wash your hands with hand sanitiser/soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds; and
  • Follow instructions given by staff.

More information is available on the website:

Ferry Services

We operate four council ferry services.

Bus Services

You can find out more details on our bus timetables page, or on the individual operators' websites and social media accounts

Information on school transport arrangements such as distancing and face coverings can be found in our school transport guidance