CalMac Wemyss Bay to Rothesay
This is a turn up and go service for passengers and vehicles, taking around 35 minutes. Usually operated by two sister vessels, MV Argyle and MV Bute, with onboard catering, passenger lift, indoor and outdoor seating. Buy vehicle tickets from the portacabin at Wemyss Bay or from CalMac marshalls at Rothesay. Foot passengers and cyclists visit the ticket office within Wemyss Bay station or Rothesay Harbour. You can buy tickets in advance (see button above but you cannot book a specific ferry.
Wemyss Bay Marshalling Yard: PA18 6AR
Rothesay Ferry Terminal: PA20 9AQ
The most popular route between the mainland and Bute thanks to its proximity to the M8 motorway (25 mins), Glasgow Airport (35 mins) and the direct rail connection to Glasgow Central Station (1 hour). Popular with commuters, the service runs from early morning until mid evening with 1 boat per hour.