New, much lower, RET (Road Equivalent Tariff) fares to Mull were introduced in autumn 2015.
The new ticket structure is based on the cost of travelling an equivalent distance by road. Mull is one of the last islands to benefit from the RET scheme, which has cut fares by an average 44% for passengers and 55% for cars.
RET fares were introduced on Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services to the Western Isles, Coll and Tiree in October 2008. Since then, the scheme has expanded to other islands.
Now Mull visitors benefit from the lower priced RET fares: vehicle visitors crossing on the Oban to Craignure route save £20 on a single crossing – paying £13, instead of the old price – £33 for a car ticket.
On the Lochaline to Fishnish route, tickets cost £2.35 and £6.90 (down from £14.45) ; and from Kilchoan (Ardnamurchan) to Tobermory, tickets have tumbled to £2.65 and £8.40 (was £27.25).
A passenger ticket to Iona is nowjust £1.70 and £6.05 (cars for residents only). Read more on the CalMacRET fares