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Larne Cairnryan Ferries

Ferries from Larne to Cairnryan typically sail 5 times daily and up to 39 times weekly. The Larne Cairnryan ferry is operated by P&O Irish Sea. Larne Cairnryan Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Larne to Cairnryan Ferry Times

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

Larne Cairnryan Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Larne Cairnryan ferries typically range between €84* and €416*. The average price is around €283*. The cheapest ferry prices from Larne to Cairnryan start from €25*. The average price for a foot passenger is €93*. 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. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated 05 July, 2023.

What is the distance between Larne and Cairnryan?

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

Is there a Larne Cairnryan car ferry?

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

Are foot passengers allowed on the Larne Cairnryan ferry?

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

Larne Cairnryan Ferry Operator Schedules

  • P&O Irish Sea - 38 weekly sailings, 5 daily sailings

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Larne - Cairnryan Route summary
Departure Country UK
Destination Country UK
No. of Operators 1
Operators P&O Irish Sea
Average Price 362 €*
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 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Larne to Cairnryan?

    The approximate duration for ferries from Larne to Cairnryan is 2h. Durations can vary by operator and season.
  • How much is the ferry from Larne to Cairnryan?

    Larne to Cairnryan is approximately 285 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Larne to Cairnryan?

    There is 1 ferry operator for ferries from Larne to Cairnryan and this is
    • P&O Irish Sea
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Larne to Cairnryan?

    Book Larne to Cairnryan 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 Larne to Cairnryan?

    Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries from Larne to Cairnryan with
    • P&O Irish Sea
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Larne to Cairnryan?

    Yes, you can travel with a car from Larne to Cairnryan with the following operators
    • P&O Irish Sea
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Larne to Cairnryan?

    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 Cairnryan from Larne?

    Larne to Cairnryan is approximately 47 nautical miles distance apart.

Larne Cairnryan 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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Larne Guide

Larne is Northern Ireland's busiest passenger and car ferry port, handling around one million people and 200,000 vehicles every year. The town itself is located on the east coast of County Antrim, with its maritime history dating back over 1,000 years.

The port’s passenger facilities include excellent lounge areas, a restaurant, cash machines, shops, tourist information and a rail and bus station. The main ferry boat service operating out of the port to mainland Britain is to Cairnryan, run by P&O Irish Sea, with a crossing time of around two hours, while there is also ferry operating between Larne and Fleetwood, in the north west of England.

The town is only around 25 miles from the Scottish mainland, lying on the western side of a narrow inlet linked to the sea. The eastern side is the Magee Peninsular, and to the west is the ancient volcanic formation of Antrim Plateau. Due to Larne’s proximity to Scotland, there are magnificent views to be had towards the Mull of Kintyre, Rhins of Galloway, Islay and Paps of Jura.


Cairnryan Guide

Cairnryan is a small Scottish port village sitting on the eastern shore of Loch Ryan in Dumfries and Galloway. The harbour has two ferry terminals providing services to and from Larne and Belfast: the Larne terminal, opened in 1973 and now operated by P&O Ferries, and the second is run by Stena Line, taking ferries from Belfast.

The village can trace its origins back to 1701 when it was established to house the workers on the Lochryan Estate, which has a deer park and bowling green. The village has a long and important seafaring history and today is home to one of the most popular ferry routes in the United Kingdom.

There isn't a great deal of things to do and see in the village and its facilities include a hotel, some bed and breakfast guest houses, a caravan site which has been built on the site of an old war camp area, a village shop and the Merchant's House Restaurant.


Larne to Cairnryan Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 08/04/2024 and 14/04/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
P&O Irish Sea 08:00 10:00 2 hours Everyday
P&O Irish Sea 16:00 18:00 2 hours Everyday
P&O Irish Sea 23:59 01:59 2 hours Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
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