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  •  3 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Helensburgh Central to Hyndland
  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, train, ferry  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Helensburgh Railway Station to Glasgow, Hielenman's Umbrella (Hope Street) 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

1 alternative option

Bus, ferry  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Helensburgh Railway Station to Glasgow, Hielenman's Umbrella (Hope Street) 1B
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow, West Regent Lane (No 120) 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

$36 - $43

Questions & Answers

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 3 h 44 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 44 min to get from Helensburgh to Isle of Arran, including transfers.

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There are 47+ hotels available in Isle of Arran. Prices start at $79 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: 3 h 44 min

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 Hyndland, 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 (Hope Street), Glasgow Central, Ardrossan Harbour, Ardrossan Ferry Terminal, and Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal in around 4 h 23 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Helensburgh Central to Hyndland
Ave. Duration
31 min
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
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 Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Glasgow, West Regent Lane (No 120) to Beith, Strand
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Beith, Strand to Ardrossan, Dock road
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Ferry operators

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