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Ferry from Cairnryan to Larne

Depending on the season their are usually 5 daily and 37 weekly sailings between Cairnryan and Larne. The Cairnryan Larne ferry is operated by P&O Irish Sea. Cairnryan Larne Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Cairnryan to Larne Ferry Times

The earliest ferry from Cairnryan to Larne typically departs Cairnryan at about 04:00. The average sailing time of a Cairnryan Larne ferry is approximately 2h 0m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 2h 0m.

Cairnryan Larne Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Cairnryan Larne ferries typically range between €98* and €413*. The average price is around €282*. The cheapest ferry prices from Cairnryan to Larne start from €25*. The average price for a foot passenger is €106*. The average price for a car ferry is €325*.

Pricing will vary by season and depend on the number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

What is the distance between Cairnryan and Larne?

The distance between Cairnryan to Larne is approximately 54.5 miles (87.7km), or 47.4 nautical miles.

Is there a Cairnryan Larne car ferry?

Yes, P&O Irish Sea offer a car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Cairnryan and Larne.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Cairnryan Larne ferry?

Yes, foot passengers can travel on ferries from Cairnryan to Larne with P&O Irish Sea.

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Cairnryan - Larne Route summary
Departure Country UK
Destination Country UK
No. of Operators 1
Operators P&O Irish Sea
Average Price 358 €*
Average Daily Sailings 5
Average Weekly Sailings 37
Average Sailing Duration 2h 0m
First Ferry 04:00
Last Ferry 23:59
Distance 47 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Cairnryan to Larne?

The approximate duration for ferries from Cairnryan to Larne is 2h. Durations can vary by operator and season.

How much is the ferry from Cairnryan to Larne?

Cairnryan to Larne is approximately 330 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Cairnryan to Larne?

There is 1 ferry operator for ferries from Cairnryan to Larne and this is
  • P&O Irish Sea

How can I book ferry tickets from Cairnryan to Larne?

Book Cairnryan to Larne tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Cairnryan to Larne?

Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries from Cairnryan to Larne with
  • P&O Irish Sea

Can you take your car on the ferry from Cairnryan to Larne?

Yes, you can travel with a car from Cairnryan to Larne with the following operators
  • P&O Irish Sea

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Cairnryan to Larne?

Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard the ferry. Please ensure you read all the information around pet travel from the operator you decide to travel with. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
  • P&O Irish Sea

How far is Larne from Cairnryan?

Cairnryan to Larne is approximately 47 nautical miles distance apart.

Cairnryan Larne Ferry reviews

  • "Perfect journey "

    Journey was as expected, friendly welcoming. Much appreciated the compensation for the delay.

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  • "Very good experience "

    Very good service quick and efficient on time 

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  • "Great experience "

    Well organised and helpful staff made boarding and I boarding easy. Comfortable crossing - pleasant staff. Great experience  

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  • "Ok trip"

    Although this is only a short crossing I do prefer the Dublin to Liverpool route. This is the 2nd time in the past 6 months I have had to drive up to Larne from Dublin as I couldn't get booked on the Dublin / Liverpool ferry.

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Cairnryan Guide

Cairnryan is a Scottish port village located in Dumfries and Galloway, lying on the eastern shore of Loch Ryan. Important in maritime history, Cairnryan has two ferry terminals connecting Scotland to Northern Ireland. The first opened in 1973, originally operated by Townsend Thoresen and now by P&O Ferries, links Scotland with the port of Larne. The second Cairnryan ferry terminal is located at Old House Point, operated by Stena Line, linking to the Port of Belfast.

The village can trace its origins back to 1701 when it was established for workers employed on the Lochryan Estate which features a deer park and bowling green. Facilities in Cairnryan include the Lochryan Hotel, a few guest houses and bed and breakfast establishments, a caravan site built on the site of an old war campsite, a village shop and The Merchant's House Restaurant.


Larne Guide

Larne is a town and seaport located in Country Antrim in Northern Ireland and lies on the western side of a narrow inlet linking Larne Lough to the sea. The port of Larne regular receives ferries from Cairnryan of Scotland, operated by P&O Irish Sea.

The area around the town has been inhabited for over a thousand years and is believed to have been one of the earliest inhabited areas in Ireland, with the settlers thought to have arrived from Scotland via the North Channel.

In Larne’s slightly more recent history, the Scots-Irish Bissett family built Olderfleet Castle at Curran Point in the 13th century and in 1315 Edward the Bruce of Scotland, who was Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland's brother, arrived in Larne with his army on his way to conquering Ireland.


Cairnryan to Larne Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 27/05/2024 and 02/06/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
P&O Irish Sea 04:00 06:00 2 hours Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
P&O Irish Sea 08:00 10:00 2 hours Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
P&O Irish Sea 11:00 13:00 2 hours Mon
P&O Irish Sea 12:00 14:00 2 hours Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
P&O Irish Sea 14:00 16:00 2 hours Sun
P&O Irish Sea 16:00 18:00 2 hours Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
P&O Irish Sea 17:00 19:00 2 hours Mon
P&O Irish Sea 20:00 22:00 2 hours Everyday
P&O Irish Sea 23:59 01:59 2 hours Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
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