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Destination(s) 🇬🇧 Scotland, 🇬🇧 United Kingdom
Distance 12 miles, 19 km
Duration 40 mins.
Operated by CalMac Ferries
Sailings Up to 7 times per day
2p+Car+Return in our estimation £ 17

The ferry from Tarbert to Lochranza is the ferry service to Lochranza during winter. This route is operated by CalMac. In Summer, this ferry sails from Claonaig.

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Ferry to Lochranza and Tarbert

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.
  • Check-in is 10 minutes before departure.

Route Map

The map shows the route of the Tarbert-Lochranza ferry.

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.


Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferry between Tarbart and Lochranza is currently operated by: CalMac Ferries.

How long does the Tarbart-Lochranza crossing take?

The travel time of the Tarbart-Lochranza ferry is around: 30 minutes. Please arrive early at the harbor and calculate extra time for check-in and boarding if necessary. How long in advance you need to be present is usually communicated on your ticket or on the website of the ferry operator you sail with.

How often does the Tarbart-Lochranza ferry sail?

You can usually take the ferry from Tarbart to Lochranza (or the ferry from Lochranza to Tarbart) Up to 9 Times p/day. Depending on the season, the amount of people on the ferry and the weather forecast, the ferry company can deviate from the timetable/ferry schedule.

What is the distance between Tarbart and Lochranza?

The distance between Claonaig and Lochranza is approximately 12 miles or 19 km.