How To Get Here
Directions to get to the magical island of Cumbrae
Take the ferry to Cumbrae from Largs. The journey takes 10 minutes. No advance booking is necessary on this route. Simply turn up at Largs ticket office, buy a ticket, and go on the next available sailing.
No car or bike? Check our journey planner for bus times from Cumbrae’s ferry slip to Millport.
Looking for the best form of travel to and from our ports? Our Public Transport Journey Planner can help you plot your journey from anywhere in the UK, using a wide range of public transport options e.g. ferry, train and bus.
We have also listed some travel information below that you may find useful:
Getting to Largs
Largs is about 32 miles from Glasgow, and it takes just under 50 minutes to drive. If you are travelling with an electric vehicle, two charging points are available on the island of Cumbrae outside the Royal George Hotel. Charging points are also available in Largs at the Largs Yacht Haven and the Vikingar Museum.
The train from Glasgow to Largs takes 56 minutes. It’s a short walk from the train station to the ferry terminal. Why not purchase a Rail and Sail ticket from Glasgow to Cumbrae?
Largs Port is 33 miles from Ayr, and it takes about 50 minutes to drive.
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Get the train to Kilwinning, and change to a train for Largs. The journey takes about 70 minutes. Why not purchase a Rail and Sail ticket from Ayr to Cumbrae?
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The Isle of Cumbrae has a circumference of 10.25 miles and has a number of easy walks taking between 2 – 4 hours with rewarding views across the Firth of Clyde and Bute. The walks also take you by Robertson Museum and Aquarium which highlights the indigenous marine life around the island. There is a small coffee shop too for those looking for a short rest and refreshments. For more information on walking, check out Millport on the Visit Scotland website.
Often referred to as Bicycle Island due to the amount of bikes available for hire. The Isle of Cumbrae is bikers dream location with its flat and easy to navigate routes around the island. The town of Millport has several cafes which are the ideal refreshment stop. For information on the most comprehensive cycle hire on the island check out Visit Scotland.
Note: Groups of cyclists should contact us in advance advising of preferred sailings, as space on some ferries may be limited
Plan your cycle journey at CycleStreets.
When you arrive on Cumbrae you may be looking to use the local bus service to get about the island. For information on timetables visit http://www.bustimes.org