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There are 3 ways to get from East Kilbride to Isle of Arran (Island) by train, ferry, bus or plane

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Train, ferry  •  4h 12m

  1. Take the train from East Kilbride 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

£23 - £45

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  6h 16m

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

£21 - £29

1 alternative option

Fly, ferry  •  6h 50m

  1. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Campbeltown (CAL) GLA - CAL
  2. Take the ferry from Campbeltown Ferry Terminal to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal

£46 - £116

East Kilbride → Isle of Arran (Island)
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The cheapest way to get from East Kilbride to Isle of Arran (Island) is to bus and ferry which costs £20 - £29 and takes 6h 16m.

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The fastest way to get from East Kilbride to Isle of Arran (Island) is to train and ferry which takes 4h 12m and costs £23 - £45.

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The distance between East Kilbride and Isle of Arran (Island) is 44 miles.

The best way to get from East Kilbride to Isle of Arran (Island) without a car is to train and ferry which takes 4h 12m and costs £23 - £45.

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It takes approximately 4h 12m to get from East Kilbride to Isle of Arran (Island), including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Campbeltown Airport is the direct flight which takes 45 min.

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Loganair offers flights from Glasgow Airport to Campbeltown Airport.

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There are 19+ hotels available in Isle of Arran (Island). Prices start at £75 per night.

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Map of how to get from East Kilbride to Isle of Arran (Island).
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  • Distance: 43.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 12m

What companies run services between East Kilbride, Scotland and Isle of Arran (Island), Scotland?

There is no direct connection from East Kilbride to Isle of Arran (Island). 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 East Kilbride to Isle of Arran via Hamilton, Bus Station, Buchanan Bus Station, Ardrossan, Dock road, Ardrossan Ferry Terminal, and Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal in around 6h 16m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Campbeltown
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £160
Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from East Kilbride to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£3 - £7
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£3 - £5
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£5 - £7
Train from Glasgow Central to Ardrossan Harbour
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£6 - £20
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£6 - £10
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£15 - £20
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Ardrossan, Dock road
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne
Phone
+44 (0)1475 650 397
Email
enquiries@calmac.co.uk
Website
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Ardrossan Ferry Terminal to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
£4 - £5
Website
Caledonian MacBrayne
Adult passenger
£4 - £5
Car
£16 - £19
Ferry from Campbeltown Ferry Terminal to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
£7 - £8
Website
Caledonian MacBrayne
Adult passenger
£7 - £8
Car
£35 - £40

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