I have decided to take a mini-adventure on my own to the Isle of Arran for a couple of days at the end of May. Prior to that, I will be in Glasgow and I am curious about the train-ferry connection at Ardrossan Harbour. I am sure that traveling from Glasgow is a common way to get to the island and that it is easy, but I want to be prepared for any potential obstacles, as it looks like the train station at Ardrossan Harbour is really just a platform with no staff available and I'm not sure how to get to the ferry port from the train. I'm guessing from the timetables that they are super close to one another, but I'd love to hear if anybody has done this trip before, so that I can have a sense as to what to expect.
I'm also trying to figure out the best way to get tickets - can you get a combination round-trip train-ferry ticket or is it best to get them all separately?
I admit, I'm kind of shocked at myself for booking two nights on an island, as it is a bit out of my comfort zone, but I wanted to try something different on this vacation (I'll be bouncing around the UK for two weeks visiting some friends and family and doing some stuff on my own).
Thanks for your help!!