GETTING TO AND FROM THE ISLE OF ARRAN
Travel to the island is by ferry. The main route links Ardrossan on the Ayrshire coast with the Island’s principal village of Brodick. The crossing takes 55 minutes. In the summer months, a second service operates from Lochranza to Claonaig on the Kintyre Peninsula. The ferry services are both operated by Caledonian Macbrayne. Click here to open their website, which provides service information, timetables and online booking. It is advisable to pre-book car crossings, especially in the peak season.
GETTING AROUND THE ISLE OF ARRAN
The island is well served by public transport. The number 323 bus meets the ferry and covers the south of the island, including a stop convenient for the Golf Club in the centre of Whiting Bay village.The journey takes around 30 minutes. The bus service is operated by Stagecoach, a link to the current Arran Area Transport Guide (i.e. the timetable) may be found here. A variety of discounted tickets is available for holiday makers and concessions.
There are a number of private hire taxi services on the island. Taxis cannot be flagged down and must be pre-booked.
|A & C Hendry||01770 302274||Taxi & eight seater minibus|
|Arran Private Hire||01770 600903||Taxi service|
|Douglas Private Hire||07899 906642||Taxi service|
|Whiting Bay Garage||01770 700345||Minibus hire|
|Arran Coaches||01770 700333||Minibus hire|