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

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Ferry  •  5 h 55 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 - $66

Cheapest option

Ferry via Brodick, Heritage Museum  •  6 h 45 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

$34 - $44

1 alternative option

Ferry, train, fly  •  5 h 46 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

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Isle of Arran to Isle of Islay is to ferry which costs £26 - £35 and takes 6 h 45 min.

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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 £70 - £180 and takes 5 h 46 min.

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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 which takes 5 h 55 min and costs £35 - £50.

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It takes approximately 5 h 55 min 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 40 min.

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Loganair offers flights from Glasgow Airport to Islay Airport.

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There are 20+ hotels available in Isle of Islay. Prices start at $118 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: 5 h 55 min

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 45 min.

Airlines
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from Glasgow to Islay
Ave. Duration
41 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 - $9
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 - $10
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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