The Isle of Arran is easily accessible from the mainland. With just a short ferry ride from Ardrossan or Clonaig.
You can get to Ardrossan by road or rail and it’s only two hours from Glasgow. By road, if you’re coming from the east or south, we recommend driving along the M74 through East Kilbride, before joining the M77 and turning off towards Kilmarnock. Follow the signs for Irvine and Ardrossan. Alternatively, if you’re travelling from the north or west, we recommend joining the M8 at Glasgow and travelling towards Beith, Dalry and Ardrossan.
By rail, there is a service from Glasgow Central direct to Ardrossan Harbour that runs in conjunction with the Caledonian MacBrayne ferries. The train also stops at Paisley Gilmour Street Station, which can be joined from Glasgow International airport by the shuttle bus or by taxi.
If you’re bringing your car on the ferry, it’s best to make a reservation on the ferry. You can do so through the Caledonian MacBrayne website, which also gives up-to-date timetable information.
There is a second, smaller car ferry from Clonaig on the Kintyre peninsula to Lochranza on the Isle of Arran if you’re coming from the Western Highlands. Please visit Caledonian MacBrayne for all bookings and enquiries. Remember to book your ferry as soon as possible if you plan to bring your vehicle across.