Travel to Holy Isle via Ardrossan Harbour, on the South West coast of Scotland about ten miles north of Ayr.
From the ferry terminal at Ardrossan Harbour take the ferry to Brodick
on the Isle of Arran. The journey takes 55 minutes. Bus 323 from the ferry terminal at Brodick connects with the ferry and takes you round to Lamlash Pier (10 minutes) from where the Holy Isle Ferry (see picture!) will bring you across Lamlash Bay to Holy Isle. The ferry trip takes about 10 minutes.
Ardrossan Ferry timetable
You need to plan your journey around the Ardrossan Ferry, which is operated by Caledonian MacBrayne. Here are links to the current timetables, which include Glasgow Central train connections:
Prestwick International Airport has a train station, from where regular trains go to Ardrossan Harbour via Kilwinning. From Glasgow Airport bus 757 shuttles to Paisley Gilmour Street (10 minutes) for direct trains to Ardrossan Harbour. For train times www.thetrainline.com
Crossing to Holy Isle
Between April and end October, the Holy Isle Ferry usually runs to connect with the 09.45, 12.30 and 15.15 main ferries from Ardrossan Harbour. So, if you catch a later ferry from Ardrossan Harbour, you'll need to stay the night on Arran.Important - please note Crossing Lamlash Bay, to and from Holy Isle, depends on the tides so there are days when some of the crossings will not be possible.When you book your stay on Holy Isle we'll send you a confirmation email. This will detail crossing times for your specific dates. Please check prior to making travel arrangements. The ferry costs £12 for an open return and is paid at the Holy Isle ferry office. No card payment is possible.