How to get here - Ferry Crossings
The main ferry to the Isle of Bute runs from the town of Wemyss Bay to Rothesay directly outside the railway station. The service, which is operated by Caledonian MacBrayne, (calmac) runs every 45 minutes all year round with some later sailings during the summer weekends. The crossing takes approximately 35 minutes and bookings are not required. Further information and full timetables are avaialble at www.calmac.co.uk
Calmac also operates a smaller ferry service between Rhubodach (at the north end of Bute) and Colintraive, located on the Cowal peninsula. This is an excellent service for those wishing to take a more 'scenic' route through the Argyll countryside as the route passes Loch Lomond and the famous 'Rest and Be Thankful' viewpoint. Ferry crossings are very regular and take only 2 minutes.
Bute is easily reached by both Glasgow International - approximately 20 miles and Glasgow Prestwick airport approximately 30 miles.
There is also a direct rail service from Paisley Gilmour Street which serves Glasgow International airport to the ferry terminal at Wemyss Bay.
Both ferries cater for passengers on foot as well as car passengers.