Transport links are one of Irvine Bay's great strengths, with historic investment providing a comprehensive road infrastructure.
An excellent train service means that each of the five towns has regular direct services to Glasgow city centre and Glasgow Prestwick International Airport.
Find out more about local train services at www.scotrail.co.uk
Prestwick Airport can also be reached within 20 minutes by road and Glasgow Airport is around 40 minutes away.
The M77 and A737 provide direct routes to Glasgow and the recent M74 completion, which was opened in 2011, improves the journey time across the city.
Ardrossan is the main ferry point for travel to Arran and some 700,000 people travel through the town every year.
Find out about North Ayrshire Council's transport strategy.
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