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

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

Fly to Glasgow, ferry  •  4 h 20 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

Cheapest option

Bus, ferry via Buchanan Bus Station  •  9 h 48 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

$49 - $87

4 alternative options

Fly to Edinburgh, bus, train, ferry  •  5 h 21 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

$77 - $216

Train, ferry  •  6 h 20 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 36 min

  1. Take the train from Manchester Airport to Preston
  2. Take the train from Preston 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

$116 - $240

Bus, ferry  •  11 h 19 min

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

$52 - $71

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Isle of Arran is to bus and ferry which costs £35 - £70 and takes 9 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Isle of Arran is to fly and ferry which costs £55 - £240 and takes 4 h 20 min.

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

It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to get from Manchester Airport (MAN) to Isle of Arran, including transfers.

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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 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 Glasgow via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
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 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
2 h 42 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $290
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $220
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from Manchester to Glasgow via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3 h
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
Train from Manchester Airport to Preston
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$9 - $13
Off-Peak Day Single
$15 - $23
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $24
Train from Preston to Glasgow Central
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
tpexpress.co.uk
Advance Single
$30 - $45
Off-Peak Day Single
$45 - $75
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $110
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 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
National Express
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
Bus from Manchester Airport to Ayr
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
nationalexpress.com
Megabus UK
Ferry operators
Caledonian MacBrayne

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