The Isle of Arran is the most accessible of the larger Scottish islands. From May to September, there are up to 10 daily round trip CalMac ferries (with capacity for up to 100 cars) between Ardrossan Harbour and Brodick.

Service will temporarily move to Troon Harbour in 2023.

Additionally from April to October there are up to 9 round trip CalMac sailings daily (with capacity for up to 25 cars) between Lochranza and Claonaig on the Kintyre Peninsula of Argyll, with onward connection to other west coast islands via Kennacraig or Oban. 

by plane


To either Glasgow Prestwick or Glasgow International, with road or Scotrail links to Ardrossan Harbour.


They are regular mainline train services from both London Euston and Manchester Airport to Glasgow Central Station. Connect in Glasgow to the Scotrail service to Ardrossan Harbour.

by car


Three major “A” roads converge in the Ardrossan Harbour: A71 from the East, A76 from the South and A77 from both Stranraer (from Northern Ireland) and Glasgow.

A regular Stagecoach bus services connect all the island villages from the Brodick ferry terminal including Lochranza. There is a bus stop just outside the Inn.

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