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How to get here

'Island time... in no time' - there's a reason VisitArran uses this slogan! Arran is a remarkably accessible island, with the ferry crossing from Ardrossan taking less than an hour, and Ardrossan itself being very well-connected with rail, air and road links. 

There's good news in terms of costs for travelling school groups too: CalMac has introduced a 50% discount for school minibuses using the ferry! And remember, all young Scots under the age of 22 can now enjoy free bus travel across the country.


Trains to Ardrossan Harbour leave from Glasgow Central, taking around 50 minutes. Tickets can be booked on Trainline



Glasgow International and Prestwick Airports both have train connections to Ardrossan Harbour. Flights can be booked through Easy Jet or Ryan Air


Ardrossan Harbour is about a 50 minute drive from Glasgow. Postcodes for sat nav:

Ardrossan Harbour: KA22 8ED

Lochranza Centre: KA27 8HL


Once at Ardrossan Harbour, the ferry takes 55 minutes. Foot passengers can purchase tickets on arrival at Ardrossan. All vehicles must be booked in advance. This can be done through the CalMac website. Coach fares can be checked here

Once on Arran

Follow signs to Lochranza, or take the 324 bus (free for young Scots!)

Lochranza Outdoor Education Centre

Lochranza Field Centre
Arran Sleeping warrior
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