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Isle of Skye Car Rental

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Isle of Skye Car Rental

Late September 2021 Visit:

Arriving in Mallaig by train from Oban. Attempting to rent car for two night visit on Skye with drop off at Kyle of Lochalsh. Have sent multiple requests to Morar Car Rental in Mallaig with no response. Have they been closed during Covid? Any other car rental suggestions in Mallaig or Armadale?

Once we get the rental car secured we will be going direct and spending first night on Duirinish in or near Milovaig. Would you suggest travel via A863 or go around via A87/A850?

Second day will be Trotternish and on to Portree for second night. How easy is the drive between Uig and Staffin on A855?

Many thanks.

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Scotland, United...
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1. Re: Isle of Skye Car Rental

Morar Motors have a Facebook page. Don't know if you can try and contact them on that?

Glasgow, United...
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2. Re: Isle of Skye Car Rental

Afaik Morar Motors (sometimes trade as M2) are the only ones who do the Different drop offs.

Also are you aware of the logistics of train from Oban to Mallaig?

It is not a direct journey and takes ages due to the connection at Crianlarich!

Much better use of your time by bussing it between Oban and Ft William.

You do realise that this September might be to soon for US-UK travel due to Covid!

Falkirk District...
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3. Re: Isle of Skye Car Rental

Have you booked accommodation yet? Skye is usually busy, however this year due to Covid with holidays being cancelled last year many bookings have been carried over to 2021. Add to this that most of UK population will be holidaying in UK due to travel ban most accommodation has been booked for ages.

If you do book ensure it can be cancelled as there may still be quarantine for USA travelers in September. If coming direct into Scotland from USA this means quarantine in a government nominated hotel at £1750 for 10 days.

Keep an eye on Scottish Government website for updates.

Manchester, United...
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4. Re: Isle of Skye Car Rental

Try Skye Car Hire. https://www.carhireskye.co.uk/. Also Morrison’s: https://www.isleofskye.com/attractions/skye-services/morrison-car-hire

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