Book your coach transfer

Remember, a return coach transfer is included in your package. Coach transfer bookings close two weeks before the start of your adventure. 

The coach transfer will collect and drop you off at a central transport hub. Take a look at the pickup times below.

To Outward Bound


From Outward Bound

Loch Eil   Loch Eil 
Depart: Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station: 13:00 Arrive: Loch Eil: 17:00   Depart Loch Eil: 8:30 Arrive: Glasgow Buchanan Bust Station: 12:00
Depart: Glasgow Airport: 14:00  Arrive: Loch Eil: 17:00    Depart Loch Eil: 8:30 Arrive: Glasgow Airport: 11:30
Aberdovey   Aberdovey 
Depart: Birmingham International Train Station: 13:30 Arrive: Aberdovey: 16:30   Depart: Aberdovey: 9:00 Arrive: Birmingham International Train Station: 12:00
Depart: Manchester Picadilly: 13:30 Arrive: Aberdovey: 16:30   Depart Aberdovey: 9:00 Arrive: Manchester Picadilly Station: 12:00
Ullswater/Howtown   Ullswater/Howtown
Depart: Penrith Train Station: 15:45 and 16:45 Arrive: Ullswater: 16:15 and 17:15   Depart: Ullswater: 8:00 and 9:00 Arrive: Penrith Station: 8:30 and 9:30
  Start days: Monday or Saturday   End days: Friday or Sunday  

Glasgow Buchanan Bus Station (Loch Eil)

Statue next to information desk

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Glasgow International Airport (Loch Eil)

International arrivals lounge area, by the Travelex counter at the far right-hand side of the airport.
(Please note: This is not Prestwick Airport.)

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Birmingham International Train Station (Aberdovey)

In the open area at the top of the escalators that lead down to the exit doors (departure boards overhead). If you're flying in, note that the station is connected to the airport and you can take the air-rail link to reach the meeting point.

Manchester Piccadilly Train Station (Aberdovey)

In the seating area next to the entrance at platform 1 where the shops and restaurants are located. If you have flown into Manchester Airport, there are plenty of direct trains to Piccadilly. The journey is approximately 20 minutes and costs £3.00

Penrith Train Station (Ullswater/Howtown)

In the car park at the front of the station. Penrith is on the main West Coast line and can be reached directly from London Euston or Glasgow stations.

Outward Bound staff will meet or drop off participants at our designated meeting points only and will transfer them to or from their destination centre.  Please note that we are unable to offer an unaccompanied minor escort service, please make sure your airline does not require this.

We will endeavour to ensure that the times below are adhered to as far as possible; however, we would ask you to ensure that your travel plans allow for flexibility for circumstances beyond our control.  Please ensure that your flight times allow sufficient time to clear customs, collect your luggage and make your way to the meeting point. Return flight times must allow sufficient time for check-in from the return drop-off time.

Please use the following numbers if you have any problems with the coach transfer service or if you need to contact the centre in an emergency during your journey:

Aberdovey: 01654 767464

Loch Eil: 01397 772866

Ullswater/Howtown: 01768 485000

Please note that our coach trasfers filling up fast, so please book early! 

Book your place

If you're travelling from overseas and under the age of 18 you will need to make sure that you complete and bring with you a UK Border Force form.

UK Border Force forms: