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Caledonian MacBrayne - Day Trips to Arran & Argyll

Open Now: 08:00 - 22:00
Open today: 08:00 - 22:00
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Well-organised & easy crossing.

We were impressed with the care taken to make sure that all cars were parked in such a way that the... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Daylesford, Australia
Ferry trip to Isle of Arran

This ferry crossing was a great experience. Good food and beverages on board. We did not have a... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Rosie S
Noosa, Australia
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Arran, Argyll and the surrounding islands will open your eyes and heart to the beauty of Scotland. Enjoy day trips to the blossoms of Achamore Gardens, Historic Brodick Castle, take a lunch cruise in Kintyre, take on the challenge of the Five...more
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Harbour Rd | Ferry Terminal, Ardrossan KA22 8ED, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Take no risk! Cancel trip. Like today when our only option was with train from Glasgow who arrived a few minutes late. But the ferry didnt wait for the train travlers. We will go back to Sweden with a bad taste of Caledonian ferry company...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

We were impressed with the care taken to make sure that all cars were parked in such a way that the driver & passengers & dogs could all get out & back in again. The crossing was smooth, the ferry was spotless, the staff were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Konie
Reviewed 15 October 2018

This ferry crossing was a great experience. Good food and beverages on board. We did not have a ticket but were treated well in the standby queue. Staff were friendly. Even left my phone on board and had it handed and returned. Great hospitality and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rosie S
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Cheap ferry prices. Calm crossing. Lovely restaurant, had soup and bread which was very filling. Nice and clean ferry. Lots of tourist information leaflets to pick up on what to see and do in Arran.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JillAdventures
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Last time I made a crossing the water was flat and the sun pouring down. It was a real pleasure sitting out on the top deck with a cup of tea and taking in the views. Not so much this time. Intermittent rain with cold,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank David R
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

The ferries were quite nice, a little dated in terms of decoration but quite nice nonetheless. It was a very nice trip and the food from the onboard restaurant was good and well priced. There were plenty of facilities on the ship and the staff...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kyle K
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Whilst our ferry was cancelled due to technical reason (probably to much water!!) Caledonian MacBrayne did everything they could to help and got us on an earlier ferry. The service and helpfulness of them is why we keep coming back time after time. The terminal...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Brucieboy-70
Reviewed 5 September 2018

We traveled as a group of 6 (all family) for a day outing to Arran. Originally we had booked for July, but it got cancelled (in advance which was good at least), then it got cancelled a second time (which was getting annoying) and finally...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Salvatore S
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Very efficient service to Arran. The staff were all very helpful. The bar well stocked. The ferry was filled and emptied smoothly and efficiently. We didn't eat but the food looked fine. Seating areas are plentiful and comfortable. £54 return for one car and two...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Linda M
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Had planned the island hopping, but weather was not so good. Now it's nice again all ferries were booked so we decided to just take the ferry and walk around. Excellent value at £15.60 for us both. The weather was fantastic so we spent a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Robert N
11 April 2017|
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Response from Melonie S | Reviewed this property |
You may want to check with the ticket office, depends on the day and traffic
19 September 2016|
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Response from davidmZ532EW | Reviewed this property |
You can drive to Ardrossan and then take your car on the ferry. Make sure you book in advance though
john j
24 July 2016|
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Response from Katie H | Reviewed this property |
Senniors pay the same price as adults- £7.50 return. Children are £3.80 return. It's a month return so can be used for holiday trips to the island too