Getting Here

From the Isle of Arran and southern Scotland


Visiting Skipness from Arran. A summer ferry service operates from March to October from Lochranza on Arran's north coast. There are nine daily crossings you can access the summer timetable PDFs on the links below or visit Calmac's website. Once you land in Claonaig, turn right from the ferry and follow the spectacularly scenic coast road for 2 miles to Skipness village.

From Campbeltown, south of the peninsula


Travelling to Skipness from Campbeltown. Campbeltown has a regional airport which receives daily flights from Glasgow, as well as summer ferries from Ardrossan (Operated by Calmac) and a passenger ferry service from Ballycastle in Northern Ireland. Head north from Campbeltown on the A83. Skipness is about 40 minutes north take the right turn signposted Skipness/Arran Ferry.

From Tarbert & the rest of Scotland


Travelling to Skipness From Glasgow takes about 2 hours 40 minutes or skip through the Cowal peninsula by getting a ferry from Gourock to Dunoon then from Portavadie to Tarbert. From Tarbert head south on the A83 to Campbeltown and after about 6 miles take the left hand turn to Skipness.

Useful Information on Travelling to Skipness

Travelling to Skipness via road. Skipness is based on a rural area and requires drivers to use single track roads with designated passing places. Relevant highway code information is attached below.