There are 5 ways to get from Belfast to Isle of Arran by car ferry, car, ferry, train, plane or bus

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Car ferry, drive, ferry  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Drive from Cairnryan to Ardrossan Ferry Terminal
  3. Take the ferry from Ardrossan Ferry Terminal to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal Cm5

$60 - $71

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Car ferry, train, ferry  •  9 h 4 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  2. Take the train from Stranraer to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ardrossan Harbour
  4. Take the ferry from Ardrossan Ferry Terminal to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal Cm5

$119 - $148

Fly Belfast City to Glasgow, train, ferry  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Glasgow (GLA) BHD - GLA
  2. Take the train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Ardrossan Harbour
  3. Take the ferry from Ardrossan Ferry Terminal to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal

$62 - $173

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Glasgow, train, ferry  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Belfast (Aldergrove) (BFS) to Glasgow (GLA) BFS - GLA
  2. Take the train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Ardrossan Harbour
  3. Take the ferry from Ardrossan Ferry Terminal to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal

$70 - $157

Fly Belfast City to Edinburgh, bus, train, ferry  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Belfast City (BHD) to Edinburgh (EDI) BHD - EDI
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ardrossan Harbour
  4. Take the ferry from Ardrossan Ferry Terminal to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal

$73 - $220

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Belfast to Isle of Arran is to car ferry and drive and ferry which costs £45 - £55 and takes 5 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Belfast to Isle of Arran is to fly and train and ferry which costs £45 - £140 and takes 4 h 58 min.

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The distance between Belfast and Isle of Arran is 74 miles.

The best way to get from Belfast to Isle of Arran without a car is to car ferry and train and ferry which takes 9 h 4 min and costs £90 - £120.

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It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to get from Belfast to Isle of Arran, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Belfast City Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Flybe offers flights from Belfast City Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 49+ hotels available in Isle of Arran. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Belfast to Belfast City Airport is to line 600 shuttle which takes 8 min and costs £2 - £4.

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Map of how to get from Belfast to Isle of Arran.
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  • Distance: 74.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 2 min

What companies run services between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Isle of Arran, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Belfast to Isle of Arran. However, you can take the car ferry to Cairnryan, take the drive to Ardrossan Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal, then take the drive to Isle of Arran. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Belfast to Isle of Arran via Cairnryan, Stranraer, Glasgow Central, Ardrossan Harbour, Ardrossan Ferry Terminal, and Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal in around 9 h 4 min.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Flights from Belfast City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $180
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Stranraer to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $24
Anytime Day Single
$28 - $40
Train from Glasgow Central to Ardrossan Harbour
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$4 - $7
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $11
Train from Paisley Gilmour Street to Ardrossan Harbour
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $11
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$170
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