An airport, which doubles as an RAF base, is 5.5km (3 1/2 miles) from the center of Stornoway. Stornoway receives flights from Glasgow and Inverness Monday to Saturday, as well as frequent service from Benbecula. Contact British Airways (tel. 0844/993-0787 in Glasgow) to make reservations.
Monday through Saturday, Caledonian MacBrayne (tel. 08705/650-000 at the ferry terminal in Gourock; www.calmac.co.uk) operates two or three ferries from Ullapool to Stornoway. One-way passage costs £15. Cars can be transported as well. Trip time is 3 1/2 hours.
The Western Isles Tourist Board, which has information about all the Outer Hebrides, is at 26 Cromwell St., Stornoway (tel. 01851/703-088; www.visithebrides.com). It's open April to October, Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and Saturday 9am to 5pm and 8 to 9pm; and October to April, Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.