Getting to Bute

Travelling by car. The principal route to the island is by car & passenger ferry from Wemyss Bay to Rothesay. The crossing takes 35 minutes with sailings every 45 minutes - 1 hour depending upon the time of day. You can’t book – you turn up and pay at the pier.

There is also a short crossing at the north end of the island, sailing from Colintraive to Rhubodach.

Both ferries are operated by Cal Mac

Travelling by train. There are frequent connections from Glasgow Central Station direct to the ferry at Wemyss Bay.

Travelling by air.  You might arrive at Glasgow International Airport or Glasgow Prestwick. From Glasgow International take a taxi or bus for the very short journey to Paisley Gilmour Street train station, and from there pick up one of the frequent trains passing through from Glasgow Central to Wemyss Bay. From Prestwick Airport the train journey is longer and involves one change at Paisley Gilmour Street. If you are hiring a car, the journey time from both Glasgow International and Prestwick Airports to Wemyss Bay, is less than an hour.

Getting to Plan Farm

The postcode for Plan Farm is PA20 9LX, but beware if using a sat-nav as all five farms at the south end have the same post code. Plan Farm is the one at the end of the public road, and has a blue farm sign at the gate. Driving from Rothesay there is a choice of 2 routes, the first time you come we suggest you take the A844 down the east coast of the island, passing the signs to Mount Stuart and Kingarth, after approximately 7 miles you will pass the Kingarth Hotel, follow the road a further 300 meters and take the first turning to the left, the B881 signed to St Blanes Chapel, a single track road which you follow for approximately 1.5 miles until you reach the end of the road, where you will see Plan Farm in front of you. Don't take the track to your right leading to Garrochty Farm, go through the Plan Farm gate and follow the farm track. The gate may be open or closed depending on whether there are animals grazing in the front field.

Plan Farm is 2 miles from the nearest bus stop at Kingarth Hotel.