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

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

Line 585 bus, line 12 bus, ferry, taxi  •  2 h 13 min

  1. Take the line 585 bus from Irvine, Seagate to Saltcoats, Parkend Avenue 585
  2. Take the line 12 bus from Saltcoats, Parkend Road to Ardrossan, Dock road 12 / ...
  3. Take the ferry from Ardrossan Ferry Terminal to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal Cm5
  4. Take a taxi from Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal to Isle of Arran

$24 - $30

Cheapest option

Train, ferry, taxi  •  2 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Kilwinning to Ardrossan Harbour
  2. Take the ferry from Ardrossan Ferry Terminal to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal Cm5
  3. Take a taxi from Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal to Isle of Arran

$21 - $28

1 alternative option

Bus, train, ferry, taxi  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Irvine, Marress Road to Kilwinning, Coodham Place 11 / ...
  2. Take the train from Kilwinning to Ardrossan Harbour
  3. Take the ferry from Ardrossan Ferry Terminal to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal Cm5
  4. Take a taxi from Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal to Isle of Arran

$23 - $31

Questions & Answers

The distance between Irvine and Isle of Arran (Island) is 23 miles.

The best way to get from Irvine to Isle of Arran (Island) without a car is to line 585 bus and line 12 bus and ferry and taxi which takes 2 h 13 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 13 min to get from Irvine to Isle of Arran (Island), including transfers.

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There are 44+ hotels available in Isle of Arran (Island). Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Irvine to Isle of Arran (Island).
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  • Distance: 23.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 13 min

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

There is no direct connection from Irvine to Isle of Arran. However, you can take the line 585 bus to Saltcoats, Parkend Avenue, take the walk to Saltcoats, Parkend Road, take the line 12 bus to Ardrossan, Dock road, 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 the train to Kilwinning, 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.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Kilwinning to Ardrossan Harbour
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$1 - $2
Anytime Day Single
$1 - $2
Bus operators
Stagecoach West Scotland
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Irvine, Seagate to Saltcoats, Parkend Avenue
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Saltcoats, Parkend Road to Ardrossan, Dock road
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Irvine, Marress Road to Kilwinning, Coodham Place
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Shuttlebuses
Website
shuttlebuses.co.uk
Bus from Irvine, Galt Avenue to Kilwinning, McLuckie Drive
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Website
shuttlebuses.co.uk
Ferry operators
Other operators
Taxi from Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal to Isle of Arran
Ave. Duration
5 min
Estimated price
$11 - $14

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