Kintyre is just 3 hours from the centre of Glasgow by car, (slightly longer by coach) and accessible by both ferries from nearby islands and air (to Campbeltown Airport). The journey by road from Glasgow is picturesque passing by Loch Lomond and some of the most beautiful landscapes in the country, this single road will lead you from Glasgow to Kintyre without the need for turning off at any point, just follow your nose!
Ferries are the other way of accessing Kintyre, with two ferries hopping from Gourock/Greenock to Cowal and then from Cowal (Portavadie) to Tarbert, or an island hop from Ardrossan (Ayrshire) across to Arran and then from Arran (Lochranza) to Claonaig you can plan your travel around these and any attractions en-route.
Flights to Campbeltown from Glasgow are regular and popular with visiting golfers. There is no rail access to Kintyre so it is advisable if you use rail to travel to Ardrossan and island hop (using local bus transport) or go by train to Glasgow and collect the Citylink coach service to Campbeltown.
The best way to see Kintyre is of course by motor transport such as a car. Hundreds of visitors each year also travel by motorbike, camper van or tourer and stay in various locations on their coastal journey around Kintyre.
Another way of exploring Kintyre is by bicycle. Whilst the main road can at times be busy with large lorries, much of the time they are quiet and the back roads (to Skipness, Carradale and Southend) provide a much quieter journey although in some places the roads can be in bad order so it's best to keep an eye out for any small holes or divots due to coastal wear and tear.
Local bus transport is provided by West Coast Motors with regular services connecting Tarbert and Skipness, Campbeltown and Carradale, and other small villages across Kintyre.
The main bus service from Tarbert to Campbeltown is operated by Citylink as part of the Glasgow to Campbeltown service, tickets can be booked online.
Local ferries (to Islay, Arran & Gigha) are operated by Calmac. Timetables, prices and bookings can be found online on their website.