Compare ferries from England to Northern Ireland

There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between England and Northern Ireland operated by 1 ferry company – Stena Line. The Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 8 hours.

Whilst we’ve taken great care to ensure the information on this page is correct, as the frequency and duration of crossings on all routes can vary from time to time we’d advise that you get a live quote for current availability on this England Northern Ireland crossing between Liverpool Birkenhead and Belfast.

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Ferries from England to Northern Ireland

About England:

England comprises the central and southern parts of Great Britain which lies in the North Atlantic, separate from continental Europe.

The country is the largest of the four so-called ‘home nations’ that make up the United Kingdom and also includes over 100 smaller islands including the Isle of Wight and the Isles of Scilly.

England’s capital city, London, is a vast and diverse metropolitan centre and a global capital of finance, culture and fashion.

Travel by ferry is popular and convenient mode of transport amongst the British public and as an island with a wealth of first class ferry ports, England is a great departure point by ferry for many destinations, both domestic and international. Many of the worlds’ leading ferry companies are household names and operate numerous crossings serving the population of Great Britain.

About Northern Ireland:

Northern Ireland is one of the four parts of the United Kingdom, located in the island of Ireland, bordering the Republic of Ireland to the South and West.

Whether the thriving and vibrant city of Belfast and the story of the Titanic, the Giant’s Causeway coast with enchanting land and seascapes, or the ancient city of Derry with its rich cultural and architectural heritage, Northern Ireland offers so much for everyone to enjoy.

Getting in by ferry is simple with crossings on offer from England, Isle of Man and Scotland. The short hop from Scotland is regular, year round and offered by a number of ferry operators. The direct connection from England is less regular, but also year round and a popular service.

As there are numerous crossings to Ireland, including a service from the continent via France, you could also choose to sail to Ireland and drive across the border to Northern Ireland.