Travelling by ferry from the major ports of Belfast and Larne to Cairnryan or Troon in the southwest of Scotland is a popular option for visitors from Ireland. The ferries on these routes are modern and well-equipped and sail several times daily. Crossing times are between 1 and 2 hours, depending on the route and service.
The port of Troon in Ayrshire is approximately 35 miles from Glasgow while Loch Ryan Port, Cairnryan in Dumfries & Galloway is around 80 miles away. Both enjoy good road, rail and bus links with Glasgow.
There are regular flights from Dublin, Donegal, Cork, Knock and Shannon to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Prestwick Airports. You can search for flights on comparison sites such as SkyScanner, Travel Supermarket and Cheapflights.