Ardrossan Ferry Terminal

Ardrossan is a small town on the Ayrshire coast of Western Scotland, home to a ferry port offering regular CalMac ferry services to the Isle of Arran.

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At the beginning of the 19th Century, work was started to build a seaport at Ardrossan. Passenger steam ferry services to the Isle of Arran were started in 1834, and towards the end of the 19th Century cargo exports of coal and iron ore began, leaving Ardrossan bound for France, America, Liverpool, Belfast and Dublin. At this time, Ardrossan prospered by way of the shipbuilding industry, but by the 1950's this was in decline. Ardrossan’s two beautiful sandy beaches offer increasingly popular coastal walks, with the South Beach being home to many cafés, tearooms and areas for seaside picnics. The marina also boasts an Italian Bar and Restaurant which offers wonderful views across the bay.

Get directions for Ardrossan Ferry Terminal

Port address: The Ferry Terminal, Ardrossan, KA22 8ED, Scotland.

Ardrossan terminal is served by these ferry routes:

Travelling to Ardrossan Ferry Terminal

From Glasgow, take the M8 from Port Dundas Rd and follow the M8, getting off at Junction 28A (signposted Irvine) onto the A737. Follow the A737 to Dalry, and turn right onto B714 (signposted "Sailcoats 6)". Follow the B714 until you come to Sharphill Roundabout and take the 3rd exit onto A78 (signposted Ardrossan, with a ferry symbol - keep following these signs). When you come to the roundabout where you can see the sea in front of you, take a left onto Eglinton Rd, signposted A738, and follow for 2.3 miles. At the lights, turn right onto the B780 (Glasgow Street). At the end of Glasgow Street, go straight across onto Harbour street, and keeping the Asda on your left, follow the signs into the port.

You can travel by train from Glasgow to Kilwinning. From Kilwinning, you can catch Bus 11 for Ardrossan. A bus stop is situated at about 600 metres from the port.

From Kilwinning, you can catch Bus 11 for Ardrossan. A bus stop is situated at about 600 metres from the port.

Ardrossan: Port Facilities

Terminal Building has a Coffee Cabin.

There are disabled toilets, access to the terminal building and lifts.

The terminal is open Monday to Saturday 06:00 to 18:00, Sunday from 08:30 to 18:00 during the winter. During the summer, the terminal is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday from 06:15 to 18:00, Friday 06:15 to 20:30 and Sunday 08:30 to 18:00.

Information is available at the ticket sales and enquiries desk.

500+ spaces within Harbour area for short & long stay - privately owned car park - charges apply. Parking is not permitted in any other areas of the harbour. 3 short term accessible parking spaces in front of terminal at staff parking area, for pick up and drop off only, otherwise, in main parking area.

This information is provided for guidance only.