There are 3 ways to get from Isle of Arran to Isle of Islay by ferry, train or plane

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

Ferry  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Take the ferry from Lochranza Arran Ferry Terminal to Claonaig Ferry Terminal Cm6
  2. Take the ferry from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal Cm9

$52 - $67

Cheapest option

Ferry via Brodick, Heritage Museum  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the ferry from Lochranza Arran Ferry Terminal to Claonaig Ferry Terminal Cm6
  2. Take the ferry from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal Cm9

$32 - $44

1 alternative option

Ferry, train, fly  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the ferry from Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal to Ardrossan Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the train from Ardrossan Harbour to Paisley Gilmour Street
  3. Fly from Glasgow (GLA) to Islay (ILY) GLA - ILY

$94 - $233

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

There is no direct connection from Isle of Arran to Isle of Islay. However, you can take the taxi to Lochranza Arran Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Claonaig Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Claonaig, Ferry Terminal, take the line 448 bus to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal (Kennacraig Ferry Terminal), take the walk to Kennacraig Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Port Askaig, Ferry Terminal, then take the line 451 bus to Bridgend, Hotel (Bridgend Hotel). Alternatively, you can take a ferry from Isle of Arran to Isle of Islay via Brodick, Heritage Museum, Lochranza Pier, Lochranza Arran Ferry Terminal, Claonaig Ferry Terminal, Claonaig, Ferry Terminal, Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal (Kennacraig Ferry Terminal), Kennacraig Ferry Terminal, Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal, and Port Askaig, Ferry Terminal in around 6 h 50 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Islay
Ave. Duration
43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $460
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Ardrossan Harbour to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $10
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $11
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne
Phone
+44 (0)1475 650 397
Email
enquiries@calmac.co.uk
Website
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Lochranza Arran Ferry Terminal to Claonaig Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal to Ardrossan Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
calmac.co.uk

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Questions & Answers

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

The cheapest way to get from Isle of Arran to Isle of Islay is to ferry which costs £23 - £35 and takes 6 h 50 min.

The quickest way to get from Isle of Arran to Isle of Islay is to ferry and train and fly which takes 5 h 47 min and costs £70 - £180.

It takes approximately 6 h 1 min to get from Isle of Arran to Isle of Islay, including transfers.