There are 4 ways to get from Irvine to Isle of Arran (Island) by bus, ferry, train or taxi

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, ferry  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the line 585 bus from Irvine, Seagate to Ardrossan, Hill Street (Harbour Street) 585 / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Ardrossan Ferry Terminal to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal Cm5

$23 - $31

Cheapest option

Train, ferry, taxi  •  3 h 3 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

$22 - $30

2 alternative options

Line 585 bus, train, ferry, taxi  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Take the line 585 bus from Irvine, Seagate to Saltcoats, Parkend Avenue 585 / ...
  2. Take the train from Saltcoats 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

Line 29 bus, ferry  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the line 29 bus from Irvine, Galt Avenue to Kilwinning, McLuckie Drive 29
  2. Take the ferry from Ardrossan Ferry Terminal to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal Cm5

$27 - $38

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 Ardrossan, Hill Street (Harbour Street), 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
Train from Saltcoats to Ardrossan Harbour
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $5
Anytime Day Single
$2 - $3
Bus operators
Stagecoach West
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Irvine, Seagate to Ardrossan, Hill Street (Harbour Street)
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Irvine, Seagate to Saltcoats, Parkend Avenue
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
National Express
Ferry operators
Other operators
Taxi from Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal to Isle of Arran
Ave. Duration
5 min
Estimated price
$12 - $15

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Irvine to Isle of Arran (Island)?

The distance between Irvine and Isle of Arran (Island) is 37 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Irvine to Isle of Arran (Island)?

The cheapest way to get from Irvine to Isle of Arran (Island) is to train and ferry and taxi which costs £15 - £22 and takes 3 h 3 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Irvine to Isle of Arran (Island)?

The quickest way to get from Irvine to Isle of Arran (Island) is to line 585 bus and ferry which takes 2 h 48 min and costs £16 - £22.

How long does it take to get from Irvine to Isle of Arran (Island)?

It takes approximately 2 h 48 min to get from Irvine to Isle of Arran (Island), including transfers.