Ferry to Lochranza and Claonaig
The shortest connection to the Isle of Arran is the Claonaig/Tarbert-Lochranza ferry. However, you should keep in mind that Claonaig is not as easy to reach from mainland Scotland as departure port Brodick. This can also be clearly seen on the map below.
The ferry to Lochranza on the Isle of Arran is a turn up and go service. You do not need to book in advance and you can buy tickets on the day of departure.
- In winter it may be necessary to make a reservation by phone. The ferry departs during winter from nearby Tarbert.
- Check-in is 10 minutes before departure.
Tickets and Booking
Ferry tickets on this route can be booked through Caledonian Macbrayne Ferries. When the ferries depart and what the routes are, very much depends on the season and the crowds. In quieter periods the ferries sometimes make a stopover. The exact itineraries can be found on the CalMac website. Summer timetables will come into effect after March 30th.
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