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  • A bus on the High Street in Ayr town centre
    Local bus service in Ayr town centre
  • Buses and cyclists on Cumbrae
    Buses and cyclists on Cumbrae
  • Looking onto a train in Troon railway station
    Troon railway station

Make the most of Ayrshire & Arran's excellent public transport links which give you the chance to sit back and admire the views as your journey effortlessly through this beautiful part of Scotland.

By land and sea

By road

Whether you have brought your own car or prefer to hire a vehicle, take the major routes, such as the A77 from north to south, and venture off to explore other parts.

Follow the coastal roads and let your passengers gaze out to sea as you drive leisurely between attractions.

By rail

An extensive rail network runs throughout Ayrshire, connecting all of the major towns.

Visitors on their way to the Isle of Arran can travel by rail to Ardrossan for the ferry service. ScotRail will provide more information.

By bus

There is a great network of local bus services within Ayrshire & Arran. For the latest timetables, visit any local bus station or Traveline Scotland. The Strathclyde Partnership for Transport can provide more information.

By ferry

Caledonian MacBrayne operates a regular ferry service between Ardrossan and Brodick on the Isle of Arran. The journey takes only 55 minutes and gives you the chance to sit back, relax and take in the spectacular views. A regular bus service meets the ferry in both towns. The ferry service between Ardrossan and Campbeltown runs three times per week with an additional stop at Brodick on a Saturday.

There is also a seasonal service between Lochranza on the Isle of Arran and Claonaig in Argyll.

The Isle of Cumbrae is only a 10 minute trip from Largs. A regular bus service meets the ferry to take passengers to Millport.

Due to a government-backed scheme, the price of travelling by ferry to Arran was reduced from October 2014 onwards.


One of the best ways to explore Ayrshire & Arran is on a tour. Taking in the whole of the region, from Ayr and Troon to Arran and Cumbrae, sit back and relax and let the experts show you the highlights of this beautiful part of Scotland.