Caledonian Sleeper unlocks Gateway to Scotland’s Islands
Caledonian Sleeper is making it easier than ever for Londoners to experience the beauty of Scotland’s islands this summer – thanks to a new travel connection.
The overnight rail service is connecting adventurers with the Scottish coast through a complimentary coach link which is exclusively available to guests.
Running between the train station at Crianlarich and the coastal town of Oban, the link puts guests within reach of the Hebridean islands, including Mull, Islay, Lewis and Harris.
Ryan Flaherty, Serco’s Managing Director at Caledonian Sleeper, said: “Caledonian Sleeper is a fantastic way for guests from the south of England to explore all the delights Scotland has to offer.
The islands off the west coast are hugely popular tourist destinations and we are making it easier than ever to get there. Following an overnight journey with Caledonian Sleeper, our complimentary coach service will take guests to Oban where they can explore the beautiful town or begin their island adventure with the help of CalMac Ferries.”
Oban is a popular destination for tourists and is known for being the gateway to the isles, with ferry services to many islands off the West Coast of Scotland including the stunning Inner and Outer Hebrides and the Western Isles.
Andrew MacNair, Head of Marketing at CalMac Ferries, said: “CalMac Ferries is delighted to work with Caledonian Sleeper and West Coast Motors again to make it easier for people travelling to and from Oban and the islands we serve get to their end destination.”
The Oban bus service, operated by West Coast Motors and funded by Transport Scotland, operates Monday to Saturday mornings from Crianlarich railway station to Oban reflecting the Caledonian Sleeper timetable. A return service from Oban will run at 19:40 on Sundays and at 20:30 Monday to Friday.
Guests looking to use the bus service should confirm so when boarding Caledonian Sleeper in London Euston. For more information or to book a journey, visit www.sleeper.scot.
For more information on CalMac Ferries, visit www.calmac.co.uk.
Photo Credit – VisitScotland