Book a Cairnryan Ferry

Cairnryan ferry port in Scotland is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Larne & Belfast available. With a selection of up to 12 Sailings Daily, the port of Cairnryan connects Scotland with Northern Ireland.

Sailing durations range from 2 hours on the Larne service to 2 hours 15 minutes on the Belfast service.

Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Cairnryan fare search.


Cairnryan Ferry Alternatives

Cairnryan Ferry Services

  • P&O Irish Sea
    • 7 Sailings Daily 2 hr
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  • Stena Line
    • 5 Sailings Daily 2 hr 15 min
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Cairnryan Ferry Port

The Scottish town of Cairnryan overlooks Loch Ryan and is notable for its large modern ferry port.

The port provides regular year round connections between Scotland and Northern Ireland with services to/from Belfast and Larne operated by 2 of the biggest ferry operators - Stena Line and P&O Ferries, each operating from separate terminals.

Whilst many travellers just pass through Cairnryan en route to or from Northern Ireland on the ferry, the town features a hotel, some bed and breakfasts and guest houses for those spending the night.

How To Get To Cairnryan Ferry Port

  • Cairnryan Ferry Port by Car

    The port of Cairnryan is situated in the South West corner of Scotland, 5 miles north of Stranraer on the A77.
    From the North follow the A77 south from Glasgow/Ayr.
    From the South follow the M6/A74 to Carlisle then the A75 via Dumfries towards Stranraer. 2 miles south of Stranraer turn right onto the A751/A77.

  • Cairnryan Ferry Port by Coach

    There is a frequent National Express service to Glasgow, Ayr and Stranraer.
    For information and booking please visit our coaches to Stranraer, coaches to Glasgow or coaches to Ayr page.
    For more information and booking, please visit our coaches to Stranraer or coaches to Ayr page.

  • Cairnryan Ferry Port Parking

    There is a long term car park in Cairnryan that is free of charge for all durations.

  • Cairnryan Ferry Port Accommodation

    We can also arrange hotels in Cairnryan and many cities and destinations throughout Europe. For more information and booking please visit our Cairnryan accommodation page.

  • Cairnryan Accommodation

    If you need to spend a night at or near Cairnryan ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Cairnryan Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!