Directions from Belfast to Isle of Arran

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Recommended option

Car ferry, drive, ferry  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Cm5

$61 - $72

6 alternative options

Car ferry, bus, ferry  •  7 h 23 min

  1. 923
  2. Wav

Car ferry, ferry  •  8 h 32 min

  1. Wav

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Glasgow, train, ferry  •  5 h 26 min

  1. BFS - GLA

$70 - $158

Fly Belfast City to Glasgow, train, ferry  •  5 h 9 min

  1. BHD - GLA

$62 - $173

Fly Belfast City to Edinburgh, bus, train, ferry  •  6 h 15 min

  1. BHD - EDI

$73 - $221

Fly Belfast (Aldergrove) to Edinburgh, bus, train, ferry  •  6 h 37 min

  1. BFS - EDI

$86 - $196

Questions & Answers

The distance between Belfast and Isle of Arran is 119 km.

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.

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

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

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, Cairnryan, Stena Terminal, Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street), Ayr Compass Pier, and Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal in around 7 h 23 min.

Airlines
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $130
Flights from Belfast (Aldergrove) to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Belfast City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
50 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
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
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 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $11
Train from Glasgow Central to Ardrossan Harbour
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $14
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Cairnryan, Stena Terminal to Ayr, Bus Station (Fullarton Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Stance C (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
$41
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$41
Small Car
$173
Caledonian MacBrayne
Paddle Steamer Waverley
Phone
+44 845 130 4647
Email
info@waverleyexcursions.co.uk
Website
waverleyexcursions.co.uk
Ferry from Ayr Compass Pier to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Schedules at
waverleyexcursions.co.uk

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