There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Isle of Arran and Scotland operated by 1 ferry company – Caledonian MacBrayne. The Brodick to Ardrossan 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 Isle of Arran Scotland crossing between Brodick and Ardrossan.
Arran is the largest island in the Firth of Clyde and the 7th largest in Scotland, situated off the western coast.
Referred to locally as ‘Scotland in miniature’, it’s known for possessing all of the country’s best qualities in just 432-square-kilometres. It has diverse scenery comprising dramatic mountains, vast woodlands and sandy beaches, as well as an incredibly rich wildlife.
There are also a number fascinating historic and prehistoric landmarks scattered across the island including millennia-old stone circles and medieval castle ruins.
From the village of Brodick on the east coast, there are numerous sailings provided every day across the Firth of Clyde to Ardrossan on the Scottish mainland, a historic port town in Ayrshire.
Scotland is the Northernmost of the four countries that form the United Kingdom of Great Britain. Surrounded by the North Atlantic Ocean to the West and North, the North Sea to the East and across the border to the South you’ll find England.
Scotland is a lively and friendly country, rich in history and heritage dating back thousands of years. People flock here to visit not only the beautiful mountains and valleys, rolling hills, forests and rocky coastlines but also for the experiences that Scotland has to offer.
Whether you’re looking to play a game of golf at the very place it was invented or to visit one of the many distilleries for some whiskey tasting, Scotland has much to offer any visitor.
In terms of arriving by ferry to Scotland, from Northern Ireland there’s a choice of year round services from and to numerous ports with sailings operated by modern and well-equipped ferries.
There are no longer any direct ferries from continental Europe to Scotland however there are numerous crossings to England and Ireland that get you close enough.