How to get here, by road, rail and ferry.
Arran is easily accessed by frequent ferry services from Ardrossan (North Ayrshire), which is ideally situated only a short drive from both Glasgow international and Glasgow Prestwick Airport.
Regular train services are available from both airports. At Glasgow Airport, a shuttle bus links to train services leaving from Paisley Gilmore Street bound for Ardrossan Harbour. Alternatively, a taxi transfer to Paisley which is only a few miles away is relatively inexpensive and taxies are readily available. Glasgow Prestwick Airport has it's own rail station with services linking to Ardrossan harbour. There is also a direct train service to Ardrossan harbour from Glasgow central station.
The ferry crossing by car ferry from Ardossan is served by the large and modern, MV Caledonian Isles, which has a range of on board facilities including a cafe serving meals, snacks, teas and coffees, a licensed bar, shop, soft play area and various comfortable lounges. The crossing from Ardrossan to Brodick takes about 55 minutes and it is advisable to book your crossing in advance if you a planning to bring a car to the island. Alternatively, during the summer months, you can also sail from Claonaig (Kintyre) to Lochranza in the north of the Island. The shorter crossing takes only 30 minutes, however, the smaller ferry whilst pleasant and efficient has no catering facilities on board. During the winter months, there is a reduced service which sails to Tarbert (Kintyre) taking approximately 1.5 hours. Ferry services operated by Caledonian MacBrayne www.calmac.co.uk.
DIRECTIONS FROM THE PIER: On leaving the ferry terminal turn right and follow the road along the front. On the left hand side you will see the Royal bank of Scotland, just beyond that and before James's Chocolate Shop you will see Hunters Guest House. Any problems just phone me 01770 302211 mobile 07580 384384.