There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Arran (Island) by train, ferry or bus

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

There is no direct connection from Edinburgh to Isle of Arran (Island). However, you can take the train to Glasgow, Cathedral Street (Queen St Station), take the bus to Glasgow Central, take the train to Ardrossan Ferry Terminal, then take the ferry to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Edinburgh to Isle of Arran (Island) via Glasgow Central and Ardrossan Ferry Terminal in around 4 h 34 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
Avg. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $15
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $20
Train from Glasgow Central to Ardrossan Harbour
Avg. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $14
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$8 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$11 - $14
Train from Haymarket to Glasgow Central
Avg. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$10 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$15 - $19
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station
Avg. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Edinburgh to Isle of Arran (Island)?

The distance between Edinburgh and Isle of Arran (Island) is 134 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Arran (Island)?

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Arran (Island) is to bus and ferry which costs £23 and takes 5 h 29 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Arran (Island)?

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Arran (Island) is to train and ferry which takes 4 h 18 min and costs £30.

How long does it take to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Arran (Island)?

It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Arran (Island), including transfers.