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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:53 am 
East Midlands AEC
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We're off to Arran in June 8) ferry looks like it'll be about £130 for the car (maybe a bit less if we take in early morning crossing). Anybody know any cheaper way of getting a ticket? Any special offers or discounts or anything?

Even thought about parking in Ardrossan, going over on foot and hiring a car when there but doesn't work out any cheaper.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:04 pm 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
Not that I can think of unfortunately. We go across several times a year as I have rellies on the island but the best we do is buy a "book" of six tickets which works out around 30% less. Not any good in your circumstance though.

Its one of the beauties of island life - getting stitched up by Calmac everytime you wanna go somewhere (with a car that is - pedestrian fares aren't too bad)

You're probably going from Ardrossan - Brodick. There is a slightly cheaper fare from Claonaig - Lochranza, but that's way off your route I guess unless you specifically want to visit Kintyre. Unlikely :lol:


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:06 pm 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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Hang on - what size is your car/bus??? The standard fare is only £66 return for a "normal" car :D


http://www.calmac.co.uk/timetables/summ ... rodick.png


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:11 pm 
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Well, we're going on Sat 2nd June, return following Sat, 2 adults 2 children, outward 15:15 crossing, return 13:50 crossing = £131.10 (checked just now) :(

http://www.calmacbookings.co.uk/booking ... F20%2F2012


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:20 pm 
P.o.T.M. Winner / MacRetro Rider
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Of course - you're over for a full week, silly me. Yep - They have you by the short n curly ones :roll:

Never mind - the weather will be terrific and you'll all have a truly amazing time 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:06 pm 
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Someone I know works for CalMAc they don't even get a discount! Plus it's going into hight season so they can charge what they like


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