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There are 3 ways to get from Carlisle to Isle of Arran by train, ferry, bus or night train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, ferry  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ardrossan Harbour
  3. Take the ferry from Ardrossan Ferry Terminal to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal Cm5

$56 - $130

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Carlisle to Glasgow
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ardrossan, Dock road X36
  3. Take the ferry from Ardrossan Ferry Terminal to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal Cm5

$35 - $48

1 alternative option

Night train, train, ferry  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Take the night train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ardrossan Harbour
  3. Take the ferry from Ardrossan Ferry Terminal to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal Cm5

$50 - $69

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Carlisle to Isle of Arran is to bus and ferry which costs £27 - £40 and takes 6 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Carlisle to Isle of Arran is to train and ferry which costs £40 - £100 and takes 4 h 48 min.

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The distance between Carlisle and Isle of Arran is 102 miles.

The best way to get from Carlisle to Isle of Arran without a car is to train and ferry which takes 4 h 48 min and costs £40 - £100.

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It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from Carlisle to Isle of Arran, including transfers.

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There are 45+ hotels available in Isle of Arran. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Carlisle to Isle of Arran.
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  • Distance: 102 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 48 min

What companies run services between Carlisle, England and Isle of Arran, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Carlisle to Isle of Arran. However, you can take the train to Glasgow Central, take the train to Ardrossan Harbour, take the walk to Ardrossan Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal, then take the taxi to Isle of Arran. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Carlisle to Isle of Arran via Glasgow, Buchanan Bus Station, Ardrossan, Dock road, Ardrossan Ferry Terminal, and Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal in around 6 h 28 min.

Train operators
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$18 - $25
Off-Peak Day Single
$29 - $45
Anytime Day Single
$40 - $60
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$17 - $25
Anytime Day Single
$29 - $40
Train from Glasgow Central to Ardrossan Harbour
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $13
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Carlisle to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$191
Sleeper Seat
$23 - $35
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Carlisle to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
nationalexpress.com
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ardrossan, Dock road
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne

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