Two hours west of Glasgow(including a one hour ferry crossing), Arran is also conveniently located for people arriving from England or Ireland. The main roads to use are the A71 (from the M74 mortorway) towards Irvine, or the M77 from Glasgow to Kilmarnock, then the A71 westbound to the ferry terminal at Ardrossan. There is also a seasonal ferry service to Lochraza, on Arran’s northern coastline, from Claonaig, on the Kintyre Peninsula. The route to this smaller ferry service (also operated by Caledonian MacBrayne) is favourable for people touring the western isles or wishing to take in the longer scenic route from Glasgow, via Loch Lomond.
Please be aware of the need to book the Ardrossan ferry in advance, when you are booking your Arran Holiday (the Claonaig boat is not bookable).