Travelling Around the Island

Bikes on the Ferry


Lismore is a small island. It is just 19 kilometres long and 2.5 kilometres wide at its widest point. It has, in total, about 25 kilometres of road, all of it single track with passing places. It is criss crossed with footpaths making it an ideal place for a good walk!


Lismore is perfect for exploring by bike. Bring your own on the foot passenger ferry from Port Appin or hire a bike from Lismore Bike Hire. When cycling on the island's single track roads, please give way to local traffic at ferry times and working traffic such as tractors and trailers. Bike hire telephone: 07376 425996 or contact Kara & Mark on Facebook.


You can bring your car across on the Oban - Lismore ferry, but please note that there is no filling station on the island. Please book the Calmac car ferry at least 24 hrs in advance.  All roads on Lismore are single track and there are no suitable turning places for larger buses or large campervans. For more info on vehicle accessibility contact the website group. 

Taxi Service & Tours

Explore Lismore Island Taxi & Land Rover Tours
Please book well in advance. 7 seater Land Rover available, but we can also cater for larger groups. Child seats and luggage transport available. Book or enquire on 07490416255, 07578646689 or 07490416255
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Taxi in Appin

Thistle Taxi and Tours provides a private hire service and can also do mini tours for visitors to the area.
Telephone: 01631 730 373 and 07584 177132
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Please also read the notes above for cars which is relevant!

Overnight stays

There is only one site on the island for campervans and that is Lismore Bunkhouse and Campsite. They can be contacted for information and booking via their Facebook Page. Also, after the last ferries have run, there may be unused parking spaces at the two ferry terminals at Achnacroish and Point. If parking elsewhere, please be considerate – avoid private land, don’t block the view from a house etc.

Please do not drive on pasture, it is all too easy to leave ruts or get stuck in ground that remains soft long after it has last rained. If parking near the sea, be aware of tides!


There are public toilets at the ferry terminals at Achnacroish and Point. Both of these use septic tanks and so are NOT suitable for emptying chemical toilets. If you have a chemical toilet you will need to make sure it has sufficient capacity for your entire visit.


There is no mains water on Lismore, all houses are supplied from springs, wells or bore holes. There are no public drinking water taps on the island. Bottled water can be purchased in the shop but you would be well advised to bring all the water you will need for your visit.


Although there are bins for public recycling at the Achnacroish ferry terminal, there are no facilities for the disposal of other rubbish. Please be prepared to take all your rubbish away with you and dispose of it on the mainland.


There is no fuel station on Lismore so make sure you have enough for your visit.