There are 3 ways to get from Glasgow to Isle of Arran 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  •  2 h 3 min

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

$28 - $36

Cheapest option

Ferry  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the ferry from Cessnock, Glasgow Science Centre North Quay to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal Wav

$11 - $14

1 alternative option

Bus, ferry  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Glasgow, West Regent Lane (No 120) to Beith, Strand X36 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Beith, Strand to Ardrossan, Dock road X36
  3. Take the ferry from Ardrossan Ferry Terminal to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal Cm5

$26 - $33

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Isle of Arran is to ferry which costs £8 - £11 and takes 3 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Glasgow to Isle of Arran is to train and ferry which takes 2 h 3 min and costs £20 - £28.

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The distance between Glasgow and Isle of Arran is 68 km.

It takes approximately 2 h 3 min to get from Glasgow to Isle of Arran, including transfers.

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

There is no direct connection from Glasgow to Isle of Arran. However, you can 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, Paddle Steamer Waverley operates a ferry from Glasgow to Isle of Arran once daily, and the journey takes 3 h.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
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
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Glasgow, West Regent Lane (No 120) to Beith, Strand
Ave. Duration
43 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
Paddle Steamer Waverley
Phone
+44 845 130 4647
Email
info@waverleyexcursions.co.uk
Website
waverleyexcursions.co.uk
Ferry from Cessnock, Glasgow Science Centre North Quay to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
waverleyexcursions.co.uk

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