There are 6 ways to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Isle of Arran by plane, ferry, bus, train, car ferry or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Glasgow, ferry  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Glasgow (GLA) MAN - GLA
  2. Take the ferry from Ardrossan Ferry Terminal to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal

$74 - $306

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Bus, ferry  •  9 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Manchester Airport to Glasgow National Express / ...
  2. Take the ferry from Ardrossan Ferry Terminal to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal Cm5

$57 - $92

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Fly to Edinburgh, bus, train, ferry  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Edinburgh (EDI) MAN - EDI
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ardrossan Harbour
  4. Take the ferry from Ardrossan Ferry Terminal to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal

$79 - $220

Fly to Belfast City, carferry, drive, ferry  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Manchester (MAN) to Belfast City (BHD) MAN - BHD
  2. Take the carferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
  3. Drive from Cairnryan to Ardrossan Ferry Terminal
  4. Take the ferry from Ardrossan Ferry Terminal to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal

$97 - $233

Train TransPennine Express, ferry  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Central
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ardrossan Harbour
  3. Take the ferry from Ardrossan Ferry Terminal to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal Cm5

$120 - $163

Train Virgin West Coast Trains, ferry  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Wigan North Western
  2. Take the train from Wigan North Western to Glasgow Central
  3. Take the train from Glasgow Central to Ardrossan Harbour
  4. Take the ferry from Ardrossan Ferry Terminal to Brodick Isle of Arran Ferry Terminal Cm5

$157 - $240

Questions & Answers

The distance between Manchester Airport (MAN) and Isle of Arran is 194 miles.

The best way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Isle of Arran without a car is to train and ferry which takes 6 h 23 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 23 min to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Isle of Arran, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Ryanair, Aer Lingus, Flybe and easyJet offer flights from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Airport.

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There are 47+ hotels available in Isle of Arran. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Isle of Arran.
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  • Distance: 194.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 23 min

What companies run services between Manchester Airport (MAN), England and Isle of Arran, Scotland?

There is no direct connection from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Isle of Arran. However, you can fly to Glasgow, take the walk to Glasgow Airport, Terminal Building (Glasgow Airport), take the line 757 bus to Paisley, Stop 3 Central Road (Gilmour Street), take the walk to Paisley Gilmour Street, 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. Alternatively, you can fly to Edinburgh, take the walk to Edinburgh Airport, Airport, take the bus to Buchanan Bus Station, take the bus to Glasgow, Central Station, take the walk to Glasgow Central, 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.

Airlines
Flybe
Website
flybe.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Manchester to Belfast City
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $260
Flights from Manchester to Belfast City via Glasgow
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$35 - $260
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $850
Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Glasgow Central to Ardrossan Harbour
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $13
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$7 - $11
Anytime Day Single
$10 - $13
TransPennine Express
Phone
+44 345 600 1671
Email
tpecustomer.relations@firstgroup.com
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Train from Manchester Airport to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Day Single
$55 - $85
Anytime Day Single
$90 - $130
Virgin West Coast Trains
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Buchanan Bus Station
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Manchester Airport to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Ferry operators
Stena Line
Website
stenaline.co.uk
Car ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan
Ave. Duration
2 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
stenaline.co.uk
Passenger
$40
Small Car
$168

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