How to Get There
FERRIES The main ferry runs from Ardrossan, Ayrshire (30 miles west of Glasgow) to Brodick (11 miles from Dougarie). It is essential to contact Caledonian Macbrayne (08705 650 000) for car reservations as soon as you have booked your accommodation. You do not require a reservation as a passenger. The ferry from Ardrossan to Brodick takes 55 minutes and runs 5 times a day. A smaller ferry runs from Claonaig, Argyll (approx. 3 hours from Glasgow) to Lochranza (11 miles from Dougarie) in the north of the island. No bookings can be made for this ferry. This journey lasts approximately 30 minutes and runs several times a day but not in the Winter. N.B. There are no facilities at Cloanaig. For reservations and further information, including timetable details, please contact Caledonian MacBrayne on +44 (0)8705 650 000 or visit www.calmac.co.uk
CAR The journey times from Glasgow and Edinburgh are approximately 1 hour and 2½ hours respectively - traffic permitting! The journey by car or taxi from Glasgow airport takes approximately 50 minutes and from Prestwick airport 30 minutes. Arran is also conveniently located for people arriving from the South. The main roads to use are the A71 (from the M74 motorway) towards Irvine, or the M77 from Glasgow to Kilmarnock, then the A71 westbound to the ferry terminal at Ardrossan.
TRAIN Trains run between Glasgow Central station and Ardrossan Harbour and connect with each ferry. For further information, please contact Scotrail on +44 (0)999 000 111 or visit www.scotrail.co.uk
PLANE The nearest airports are Glasgow (40 miles) and Prestwick (12 miles). The following airlines fly to and from the following destinations:
Easyjet - London Stansted/Luton to Glasgow
British Midland - London Heathrow to Glasgow
British Airways - London Heathrow to Glasgow
For further information contact the airline concerned.