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

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 via Glasgow Queen Street  •  3 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Queen Street
  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

$42 - $54

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station 900
  2. Take the bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Beith, Strand X36 / ...
  3. Take the bus from Beith, Strand to Ardrossan, Dock road X36
  4. Take the ferry from Ardrossan Ferry Terminal to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal Cm5

$37 - $50

1 alternative option

Train CrossCountry, ferry  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh 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

$42 - $94

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Arran (Island) is to bus and ferry which costs £27 - £40 and takes 5 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Arran (Island) is to train and ferry which takes 3 h 46 min and costs £30 - £45.

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

It takes approximately 3 h 46 min to get from Edinburgh to Isle of Arran (Island), including transfers.

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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. However, you can take the train to Glasgow Queen Street, take the walk 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 Edinburgh to Isle of Arran via Glasgow Central, Ardrossan Harbour, Ardrossan Ferry Terminal, and Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal in around 3 h 53 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
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$9 - $14
Anytime Day Single
$14 - $19
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
Train from Edinburgh to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
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 (west) (opp Boots) to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Buchanan Bus Station to Beith, Strand
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Beith, Strand to Ardrossan, Dock road
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne

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