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

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Recommended option

Train, ferry  •  4h 22m

  1. Take the train from Helensburgh Central to Partick
  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

$35 - $46

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Helensburgh station to Glasgow, Hielenman's Umbrella 1B
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow, West Regent Lane to Ardrossan, Dock road X36
  3. Take the ferry from Ardrossan Ferry Terminal to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal Cm5

$28 - $38

1 alternative option

Bus, train, ferry  •  5h 2m

  1. Take the bus from Helensburgh station to Glasgow, Hielenman's Umbrella 1B
  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

$31 - $41

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Helensburgh to Isle of Arran is to bus and ferry which costs £21 - £29 and takes 6h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Helensburgh to Isle of Arran is to train and ferry which costs £27 - £35 and takes 4h 22m.

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The distance between Helensburgh and Isle of Arran is 35 miles.

The best way to get from Helensburgh to Isle of Arran without a car is to train and ferry which takes 4h 22m and costs £27 - £35.

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It takes approximately 4h 22m to get from Helensburgh to Isle of Arran, including transfers.

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There are 46+ hotels available in Isle of Arran. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Helensburgh to Isle of Arran.
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  • Distance: 35.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 22m

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

There is no direct connection from Helensburgh to Isle of Arran. However, you can take the train to Partick, take the train to Glasgow Central Low Level, 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 Helensburgh to Isle of Arran via Glasgow, Hielenman's Umbrella, Glasgow Central, Ardrossan Harbour, Ardrossan Ferry Terminal, and Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal in around 5h 2m.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Helensburgh Central to Partick
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$5 - $8
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $9
Train from Glasgow Central to Ardrossan Harbour
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $13
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Glasgow, West Regent Lane to Ardrossan, Dock road
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Website
Stagecoach West Scotland
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne

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