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 Airports.
Regular train services are available from both airports. At Glasgow Airport, a shuttle bus links to the 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 its own rail station with services which links to Ardrossan harbour. There is also a direct train service to Ardrossan harbour from Glasgow Central Station.
The ferry crossing from Ardrossan is serviced by Caledonian MacBrayne. It is always advisable to pre-book your ferry crossing should you wish to bring your vehicle across to the island. www.calmac.co.uk. The crossing from Ardrossan to Brodick takes approximately 55 minutes.
Alternatively, you may wish to sail from Claonaig (Kintyre) to Lochranza on the north of the Island. This shorter crossing takes 30 minutes.
DIRECTIONS FROM THE BRODICK PIER:
On leaving the ferry terminal, turn right and follow the road along the water front. Pass the Co-Op on your left, as well as The Little Rock cafe. Once you see the Royal Bank of Scotland, Hunters Guesthouse is just beyond that, before James's infamous Chocolate Shop. Look out for the coffee shop deck and big red sail.
Should you have any problems though, just call us (Mitch or Tess) on
01770 302211 or mobile 07557 638 501.