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

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Ferry, bus  •  11h 1m

  1. Take the ferry from Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal to Ardrossan Ferry Terminal Cm5
  2. Take the bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal 926
  3. Take the ferry from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal Cm9

$57 - $78

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Ferry, train, bus  •  11h 8m

  1. Take the ferry from Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal to Ardrossan Ferry Terminal Cm5
  2. Take the train from Ardrossan Harbour to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the bus from Anniesland Cross to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal 926
  4. Take the ferry from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal Cm9

$58 - $79

Ferry, train, fly  •  5h 58m

  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

$89 - $228

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Isle of Arran to Isle of Islay is to ferry and bus which costs £40 - £60 and takes 11h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Isle of Arran to Isle of Islay is to ferry and train and fly which costs £65 - £180 and takes 5h 58m.

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The distance between Isle of Arran and Isle of Islay is 43 miles.

The best way to get from Isle of Arran to Isle of Islay without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 11h 1m and costs £40 - £60.

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It takes approximately 11h 1m to get from Isle of Arran to Isle of Islay, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Glasgow Airport to Islay Airport is the direct flight which takes 40m.

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Loganair offers flights from Glasgow Airport to Islay Airport.

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There are 23+ hotels available in Isle of Islay. Prices start at $104 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Isle of Arran to Isle of Islay.
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  • Distance: 42.6 miles
  • Duration: 11h 1m

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 Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal, take the ferry to Ardrossan Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Ardrossan Harbour, take the train to Paisley Gilmour Street, take the walk to Paisley, Stop 3 Central Road, take the line 757 bus to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building, take the bus to 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. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Isle of Arran to Isle of Islay via Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal, Ardrossan Ferry Terminal, Ardrossan Harbour, Glasgow Central, Glasgow Central Low Level, Anniesland, Anniesland Cross, Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal, Kennacraig Ferry Terminal, Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal, and Port Askaig, Ferry Terminal in around 11h 8m.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Islay
Ave. Duration
42m
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 Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $13
Train from Ardrossan Harbour to Paisley Gilmour Street
Ave. Duration
31m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$6 - $9
Anytime Day Single
$8 - $11
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Anniesland Cross to Kennacraig, Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne
Phone
+44 (0)1475 650 397
Email
enquiries@calmac.co.uk
Website
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal to Ardrossan Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
calmac.co.uk
Ferry from Kennacraig Ferry Terminal to Port Askaig Islay Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
calmac.co.uk

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