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Arran service - Shuttle bus, Troon train station to Troon ferry terminal

Troon - Brodick (Arran) shuttle bus service - Troon train station to Troon ferry terminal 

Caledonian MacBrayne will be providing a shuttle bus service between Troon train station and Troon ferry terminal, to support foot passengers using the Troon-Brodick service

This service will operate 29 March - 21 August 2024 (inclusive). Please check our service status and information pages for the most up to date information on our services before you travel. 

Read our customer FAQs if you are travelling on this shuttle bus service for information on pick up locations, accessibility, travelling with bikes and pets. 

As of Wednesday 10 July, ScotRail will introduce a temporary timetable. This will impact various onward travel connections across the network. For further details please visit  ScotRail's website  prior to your journey. 

*Update for Sunday 14 to Sunday 21 July  

Between Sunday 14 to Sunday 21 July, Royal Troon Golf Club, Ayrshire with host The Open Championship. Ferry services between Troon- Brodick will operate as normal. Our shuttle buses will operate to the published timetable, however, the shuttle bus from Troon port will drop off on Victoria Drive instead of St Meddans Street. The shuttle bus operating from Troon train station will pick up from the usual location - St Meddans Street, under the railway bridge.  

If you're travelling to/from Troon by train during this period, please check the latest service information and advice from ScotRail's website - and leave extra time for your journey, as services are expected to be busier than normal.  

For those travelling by vehicle, please check our travel advice - and again, please factor in extra time for your journey.

Troon train station to Troon ferry terminal

DAYTrain Departs Glasgow CentralTrain Arrives TroonBus Departs St Meddans Street (under railway bridge)Bus Departs Troon Harbour Car ParkBus Arrives Troon Ferry TerminalFerry Departs TroonFerry Arrives Brodick
MON-THUR0700074007550800080508300950
1200124212551300130513301450
FRI0700074007550800080508300950
1100114212001205121012451405
1500153915551600160516251745
SAT0700073907550800080508350955
1100114312001205121012451405
1500153915551600160516251745
SUN---- 08350955
1130120812151220122512451405
1500154015551600160516251745

 


Troon ferry terminal to Troon train station

DAYFerry Departs BrodickFerry Arrives TroonBus Departs Troon Ferry Terminal*Bus Arrives St Meddans Street (for Troon Train Station)Train Departs TroonTrain Arrives Glasgow Central
MON-THUR102011401155120512161256
152016401655170517161757
FRI102011401220123012461326
143515551615162516461726
181519351945195520162056
SAT102511451220123012461326
143515551615162516461726
181519351945195520142058
SUN102511451200121012251304
143515551615162516561736
181519351945195520562136

 

* Shuttle bus may depart earlier than published time if all passengers have disembarked the vessel and intending shuttle bus passengers have boarded bus.  

* Shuttle bus will drop-off on request at Troon Harbour car park en route to Troon train station.

 

Customer FAQs

Are the train and ferry connections shown in the timetable guaranteed? 

When planning a journey that requires connecting services, be realistic about the journey length and allow extra time for unexpected delays. Ferry services are often affected by bad weather and tidal issues. Rail services can be amended and traffic can be delayed by roadworks.   

Train timings in our timetables are reproduced from information supplied by ScotRail  and are for guidance only. Always check train times with ScotRail  when planning a journey.

When using other forms of transport to and from our ports, please note these services do not always guarantee a connection, particularly during times of disruption. We advise that you check both CalMac and connecting service websites prior to travel to ensure you can reach your end destination safely. 

What do I need to be aware of when using the shuttle bus between Troon train station and Troon ferry terminal?

Troon train station is currently being redeveloped. This work is due for completion in Summer 2024. During this time, the station remains operational. However, there is restricted passenger access with no vehicle parking, access or drop-off via Barassie Street to the Platform 1 side of the station. Access is available via walkways (c100m) from St Meddans St and Victoria Drive. Access to Platform 2 side of the station remains unchanged. 

You can find out more information about Troon train station on ScotRail's website .

Where will the shuttle bus pick-up and drop-off at Troon train station? 

The shuttle bus will pick-up and drop-off on St Meddans Street, underneath the railway bridge. The walk between the platforms and the bus pick-up/drop-off point is approximately 5 minutes (uphill towards the platforms and downhill towards the bus pick-up). 

I'm travelling by train to/from Troon during The Open, Sunday 14 to Sunday 21 July, is there traffic advice in place? 

Traffic and local public transport including train connections are expected to be busier than usual in the Troon area during this period, so we advise you to:  

  • plan ahead and leave extra time to ensure you arrive at the port safely, and prior to the published check-in closing times 

  • check the latest service information from ScotRail ahead of your journey  

  • The shuttle bus operating from Troon train station will pick up from the usual location - St Meddans Street, under the railway bridge. The shuttle bus from Troon port will drop off on Victoria Drive instead of St Meddans Street. 

  • ScotRail will operate a queuing system from the Victoria Drive entrance to the train station and will have extra staff available to help. 

Information for passengers who need assistance 

Will the shuttle buses be accessible? 

The shuttle bus service is currently operated by a coach. Unfortunately, the coaches are not low-floor accessible vehicles. 

I have accessibility requirements. Is the Troon shuttle bus a good option for me? 

We encourage passengers with mobility issues or those who use wheelchairs / mobility aids to travel Ardrossan-Brodick on MV Isle of Arran sailings, as this service will better meet their needs. 

The reasons for this advice are:

  • A shuttle bus service will operate from Troon train station; however, no passenger assistance will be available to help passengers transfer between the station platforms to the bus pick up/drop off point.  

  • The coaches operating the shuttle bus may not be a suitable option for wheelchair users or customers will mobility issues. 

Can I take my bike on the shuttle bus? 

No. The shuttle bus is not able to accommodate bicycles - including folding and push bikes, given limitations on space for luggage.  

Cyclists who wish to make their own way from Troon train station to Troon ferry terminal can do so. Please use the following address for directions: Arran House,100 Port Ranald Dr, Troon, KA10 6HH.

If you're taking your bike on the ferry, please remember to book online in advance to guarantee space.

Can I take my pet on the shuttle bus? 

Yes. Our shuttle bus provider will accept pets. If you're taking your pet on the ferry, please remember to add a pet ticket to your booking to guarantee space.

Will there be a shuttle bus service available between Ardrossan and Troon?   

No. Whilst we are operating timetabled services to Brodick from both Ardrossan and Troon, customers can choose to travel from either port. There will be no shuttle bus between Ardrossan and Troon and customers should factor this into their travel plans. 

Should the Ardrossan-Brodick be diverted to Troon during this period, we will provide information about alternative transport between Ardrossan and Troon through the Service Status & Information pages of our website. 

If I leave my car at Ardrossan, and travel back from Brodick (Arran) to Troon - can I take a shuttle bus to pick up my car?  

No. There is no shuttle bus operating between the ports. Please factor this into your travel plans.  

This is because we are operating a timetabled service from both Ardrossan and Troon, rather than diverting to Troon during a disruption.  

I've purchased a Rail & Sail ticket from ScotRail. Do I need a separate CalMac ticket for the ferry? 

Yes. If you've purchased a Rail & Sail ticket from ScotRail, please present this to the ticket office at the ferry terminal. Our port team will provide a CalMac ticket for the ferry. 

Please note that Rail & Sail tickets purchased from ScotRail to do not constitute a booking on a CalMac service. We strongly encourage all customers (including foot passengers) to make a CalMac booking in advance to guarantee travel on your preferred sailing. 

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