The Port of Troon, just 35 miles from Glasgow, is situated on the west coast of Scotland on the Firth of Clyde and sheltered by the Isle of Arran across the water.  Trunk roads connect the port to the M74 and M77, which leads to Glasgow and the M8 for Edinburgh. Just five miles away, Glasgow Prestwick Airport provides a network of global air links while Troon railway station is located just over one mile away.

To download a pdf of the Port of Troon port plan, please click here.

RoRo freight and passengers; cruises

  • Troon is ideally placed to serve Northern Ireland

  • P&O Irish Sea operates from the East Terminal successful freight and fast-ferry services linking the Port of Troon to Larne in Northern Ireland, just 70 nautical miles away

  • Freight and passenger services' sailing time is four and a half hours; fast-ferry passenger services' sailing time is two hours

  • Also a popular destination for smaller cruise vessels looking for a sheltered berth close to Scotland's famous "Burns' country" and Ayrshire's many famous golf courses 

Forest products

  • The port's timberLINK service, which began in 2000, utilises short-sea shipping to transport timber from the Argyll and Cowall peninsulas to sawmills and industrial users in Ayrshire.  This ground-breaking initiative by ABP transferring the movement of timber by road to sea handles around 100,000 tonnes each year. 

Fresh produce

  • A well-established fishing port, providing year-round sheltered berths and round-the-clock working

  • Equipped with an ice factory and on-site engineering facilities to support the fishing industry

  • An extra 158 m of quayside is available for larger fishing vessels

  • Within close proximity of several major fishing grounds 

Key statistics and berthing information

  • Handles around 750,000 tonnes each year

  • Total port acreage = 40 acres 


Normal acceptance dimension of vessels

Dock, Jetty or Quay

Quay length

Depth of Water




Approx. dwt

West Quay

140 m

6.7 m

110 m

No restriction

6.2 m


Wee Hurry

158 m

6.0 m

110 m

No restriction

5.5 m


Portland Quay

105 m

6.0 m

100 m

No restriction

5.5 m


East Pier Ferry


8.6 m

160 m

Restricted only by ramp dimensions at low water

5.4 m


Inner Basin

1,372 m

6.0 m

55 m

12.2 m

5.5 m