Islay Buses & Taxis
A cheap way to travel the island with several different routes across the island but please note there are no buses on a Sunday and they only run between 7am and 6pm. The two main routes are the Portnahaven-Bowmore- Port Ellen-Ardbeg service 450 and Port Askaig-Bridgend-Bowmore-Port Ellen-Ardbeg service 451. Please note all the bus routes pass through Bridgend so you might need to change there to go one of the three ways. The latest bus timetables can be downloaded by clicking here.
Taxis' on Islay
Lots on the Island and based at various locations throughout it so it is often best trying to use the one closest to where you are in the first instance, although some like Lamb Taxis will usually try and help wherever you are!
Remember the drink/drive laws in Scotland are very strict so it is always advisable to use Taxis/buses/foot power if you’re intending to sample a wee dram or two on the Whisky tours! Some can be hired for group or even personal tours tailored to your own ‘must-do’s’, meaning you can fully enjoy all that Islay has to offer and stay safe and legal.
Services include:- Ferry/Airport Transfers, Whisky Tours, Free Wifi, 6 seaters, child booster seats, 24hr, Islay & Jura, Mainland Transfers
Telephone: 0784 6055399
Jim’s Taxi Bowmore
Telephone: 07497 528633 or 07967 505991
Services include Airport/Ferry Transfers, Island Tours, Mainland Transfers, Minibus Service too.
Telephone: 07771921157 or 01496 850170
2 seater Private Hire licensed Tuk Tuk.