getting to ARRAN BY ferry
Did you know, you can travel to the Arran ferry from the centre of Glasgow in around 45 minutes and from the centre of Edinburgh in around 90 minutes? For driving instructions please check out Google Maps.
The Isle of Arran is located off the west coast of Scotland, with regular ferry services (taking less than 1 hour) available from Ayrshire (Ardrossan) and Kintyre (Clonaig). For up to date ferry timetables, please visit the Caledonian MacBrayne website.
Visitors coming from further afield will find the ferry terminal at Ardrossan within easy driving distance of Glasgow International (35 minutes), Glasgow Prestwick (25 minutes) and Edinburgh (90 minutes) airports.
Train services operate from Glasgow city (55 minutes) as well as Glasgow Airport (65 minutes) and Prestwick Airport (45 minutes) - timed to connect with ferry services to and from Ardrossan.
For details of timings on all public transport links to the Isle of Arran please check out the Traveline Scotland website.
getting to arran by other means
Auchrannie estate can readily accommodate helicopter access - you can charter a helicopter from Ayrshire or any of the Scottish airports. Also, if mooring your yacht in Brodick bay, we can collect you from the slip. Simply make arrangements through our reception desk on +44 (0)1770 302 234.
We are located just one mile from the island's main ferry port at Brodick.
When leaving the terminal, turn right onto the A841 and follow the road through Brodick village for 0.7 miles. As you pass Brodick Golf Clubhouse (right hand side), the road will bend to the right. Immediately after this bend, take the first left for Auchrannie Hotel and Auchrannie lodges, or continue up the road for a further 0.1 miles, taking the next left for Auchrannie Spa.
For passengers arriving on foot, a complimentary pick-up and drop-off service is offered at Brodick Ferry Terminal. This must be arranged in advance with the hotel, please call us on 01770 302 234.