There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Scotland and Isle of Arran operated by 1 ferry company – Caledonian MacBrayne. The Ardrossan to Brodick ferry crossing operates daily with a scheduled sailing duration from about 55 minutes.
Whilst we’ve taken great care to ensure the information on this page is correct, as the frequency and duration of crossings on all routes can vary from time to time we’d advise that you get a live quote for current availability on this Scotland Isle of Arran crossing between Ardrossan and Brodick.
Scotland is the northernmost country in the United Kingdom, occupying the Northern third of the land, sharing a border with England to the South.
Scotland is a beautiful country well-known for its dramatic scenery of mountains and rugged coastlines, with the natural scenes of the Highlands as a top winner.
The Scottish climate tends to be very changeable, but even though the sun might not always shine, the warm welcome from the wonderful diversity of landscapes attracts many visitors.
If you’re heading away from Scotland by ferry then Northern Ireland is easily accessible with a choice of routes and ferry companies. Travelling from the Scottish mainland to the Orkney, Shetland or any of the destinations off Scotland’s west coast is more convenient than ever before and you’ll get to take in some of the most spectacular coastlines and landscapes in the UK while you sail too.
The direct route to the continent is no longer available, but there are numerous routes from Northern England to use instead.
The Isle of Arran is the largest landmass in the Firth of Clyde, found just off the Scottish west coast, southwest of Glasgow.
Although physically separated from the Hebrides by the Kintyre peninsula, Arran draws many similarities with the famous Scottish island group. Sheltered coves, beautiful moorland, imposing mountain peaks and Bronze Age ruins have all contributed to its local nickname, the ‘gem of the Firth of Clyde’.
Arran’s must-sees include the Victorian Brodick Castle, with its gardens and Britain’s only island country park, the Machrie Moor stone circles on the west coast and Goatfell, the highest peak, reaching 2,866 feet above sea level. Also, as with any trip to Scotland, keep an eye out for the wonderful wildlife, namely golden eagles, seals, basking sharks and red squirrels.
The gateway to the Isle of Arran is the Scottish town of Ardrossan on the North Ayrshire coast, with ferries regularly sailing to Brodick every day.