Public Transport and other services on Mull
Staying at Maolbhuide without your own transport
We don't want to put you off, but keep in mind that Maolbhuidhe is just over one mile from Fionnphort, which is the nearest place to eat and shop (and also the ferry port for Iona and trips to Staffa and Lunga). We will meet you off the bus when you arrive (by arrangement), but we cannot provide a taxi service during your stay.
Buses: Craignure to Fionnphort:
There is a bus service operated by West Coast Motors (01680 812313) from Craignure (the main ferry terminal for Mull) to Fionnphort. If you tell us what ferry you are catching from Oban we will meet you off the bus in Fionnphort.
Journey time one hour 20 minutes each way. Service Number 496.
On week-days the bus meets the ferry services which depart Oban at 0745 (Mondays 0645), 1230, 1400 and 1600hrs. This may be subject to change, please consult the timetables.
Note that there is NO bus to meet other sailings from Oban !
For the return journey, there are buses from Fionnphort to take passengers to the ferry at Craignure. (dep. Fionnphort 0715 (Monday 0620, NOT Saturdays), 0840 (NOT Mondays), 1030, 1330, 1520 hrs)
On summer Sundays there is only one bus from Fionnphort to Craignure, at 0915 and only one from Craignure at 1655.
There are NO service buses on Sundays in Winter (24 Oct 2016 to late March 2017).
Please contact West Coast Motors (Fionnphort buses) for full details, and check that there is a bus meeting your ferry. The notes above apply principally to the summer timetable. In winter there are fewer ferries, and therefore fewer buses. In the event that West Coast motors change the link to the timetables, try this link: West Coast Motors (home)
Buses: Craignure to Tobermory:
There is a bus service from Craignure to Tobermory, which meets most ferries. Check with West Coast Motors (01680 812313) for details.
You can get from Fionnphort to Tobermory by bus, changing in Craignure, but there's not always a connection (particularly in the return direction). Check both timetables before travelling.
You can download a complete public transport guide to Mull and Iona. This is a large (24 page) document best viewed on a larger screen
If you are travelling with your own computer, we provide free WiFi access. Please ask if you want to use it, as it's not always switched on. The access key is in the guest information folder
If you can access your e-mail from a web page ("webmail") you are welcome to use our computer system at any reasonable time to check your e-mails.
The Ferry Shop in Fionnphort has a public Internet Access point, which you can use for a small charge per quarter hour. At busy times it may be necessary to book your session.
Current maximum Broadband connection speed at Maolbhuidhe is about 5Mb/sec.
O2 mobile phones currently have better coverage in the Ross of Mull than other networks, with Vodafone running second. 'Orange' reception is generally poor on Mull.
Coverage can be patchy and weak. Don't rely on your mobile phone to contact us once you are on the island. There is normally strong O2 and patchy Vodafone service at Maolbhuidhe. The Ferry Shop in Fionnphort can top-up O2 and Vodafone (and possibly others), on line.