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Easter to Mid October 2016 - 7 days a week

Weather, MOD & Demand Dependent

We are scheduled to operate 7 days a week from early April until mid October and have buses available for 2 or 3 trips each day depending on the time of year (*see below).  However for several reasons we are unable fulfil this:

 

1) Weather - we depend on a ferry service to bring passengers & bus drivers across the Kyle so our trips are weather permitting.

2) MOD - A large part of Cape Wrath is used as a Ministry of Defence training range.  During military exercises our schedule can be disrupted and on occasions we can be prevented from operating altogether, see our "MOD" page.

3) Demand - we require a minimum of 4 adult return fares to operate.

 

 ​* we will not be operating on Friday 28th July as it is "Games Day" and we will be supporting the annual Durness Highland Gathering - http://www.durnesshighlandgathering.co.uk/.

Times

April Tuesday 31st May

Ferry sailings from 11am

1 mini bus will be operating

The bus will be available for at least 2 trips

These trips will be at least 3 hours apart

Times will confirmed by the ferryman on a daily basis

(see note below)

Thursday 1st June - Mid Sept (exact date will be determined by weather & demand in September)

Ferry sailings from 9am  Mon - Sat

Ferry sailings from 11am  on Sundays

During this period there will be 2 minibuses in operation

Each bus will be available for 3 trips, potentially 6 trips in total

Times and frequency will confirmed by the ferryman on a daily basis

(see note below)

Mid Sept - October (exact dates will be determined by weather, demand & MOD activity in October)

Ferry sailings from 11am

1 mini bus will be operating

The bus will be available for 2 trips

These trips will be at least 3 hours apart

Times will be confirmed by the ferryman on a daily basis

(see note below)

How do I find out what the ferry sailing time is?

The time of the next sailing will be written on the noticeboard at the pier for you to check. 

You can contact the ferryman, John Morrison on 01971 511 246 or 07719 678 729.

Why can't you provide confirmed bus trip times?

We depend on the ferry service to take you to us therefore as ferry sailing times vary , so do ours. 

Why do ferry sailing times change?

Ferry sailing times vary due to weather & tidal conditions.

During military exercises our schedule can be disrupted as the MOD will close the road when firing.

We require a minimum of 4 adult return fare to operate so sailing time may be delayed or postponed.

4 points to note:

  • The ferryman decides the sailing times 
  • The ferry crossing time is 10 mins
  • It takes more than 1 ferry crossing to fill all 16 bus seats 
  • The bus will take 2 hrs 50 mins to get back to the pier

We have provided an example of timimgs below to illustrate how the ferry & bus work together:

   If the ferry sailing was at: 11:00
  then bus would depart the west pier about:  11:15
  this bus would arrive at Cape Wrath: 12:15
  The bus would then depart Cape Wrath about 13:00
  and the bus would arrive at the west pier at 14:00
  The ferry sailing would be about 14:00
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