Ferries to Northern Ireland
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Ferries to Northern Ireland

P&O Irish Sea, Steam Packet & Stena Line operate the ferries to Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland Ferry Times

Ferries to Northern Ireland sail approximately 24 times daily and up to 180 times weekly. Ferry times can vary by season and operator. Use our deal finder to compare routes and prices.

Northern Ireland Ferry Ports

Ferries sail to 2 ports in Northern Ireland. The most popular ferry port in Northern Ireland is Belfast ferry port with around 51 weekly sailings.

Ferries from Cairnryan to Larne

The Cairnryan Larne ferry sails 7 times a day and up to 49 times a week, with a crossing time of 2 hours . The average price of a ferry from Cairnryan to Larne ferry is about € 343.78. Exclusive of booking fees.

Ferries from Cairnryan to Belfast

The ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast sails 5 times a day and up to 35 times a week, with a duration of 2 hours 15 minutes. On average the Cairnryan Belfast ferry costs about € 361.29. Exclusive of booking fees.

Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated June 01.

Is there a car ferry to Northern Ireland?

Car ferries do sail to Northern Ireland. P&O Irish Sea, Steam Packet & Stena Line offer car ferries to Northern Ireland. A car ferry may not be available on all routes, we recommend viewing our Deal Finder for the latest car ferry information and pricing.

Northern Ireland Ferry Prices

The price of a ferry to Northern Ireland can range by route, operator, vehicle type, number of passengers and season. We recommend booking in advance to get the best price and availability.

How to book ferry tickets to Northern Ireland

Booking ferries to Northern Ireland is easy. Book online and manage your trip with Direct Ferries. Use our Deal Finder to compare tickets and book the best option for you.

Most popular questions

Which ferries travel to Northern Ireland?

Ferries to Northern Ireland:
  • Cairnryan
  • Douglas
  • Liverpool Birkenhead

What is the fastest ferry to Northern Ireland?

The Cairnryan to Larne ferry is the fastest ferry to Northern Ireland in approximately 2h.

What is the cheapest ferry to Northern Ireland?

The cheapest ferry to Northern Ireland is approximately 210 € on average via the Douglas to Belfast ferry. However, please note prices can differ by season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

What are the ferry ports in Northern Ireland?

Northern Ireland Ferry Ports:
  • Larne
  • Belfast

Can you take pets on the ferry to Northern Ireland?

Yes, you can bring pets onboard ferries. Please read the operators guidelines on pets that you are travelling with. You can bring pets on ferries with the following ferry companies
  • P&O Irish Sea
  • Stena Line

Northern Ireland reviews

  • "Re: Recent ferry crossing"

    Recently I traveled with my uncle on the ferry crossing between Ireland and Scotland. We enjoyed our sailing as all the staff were very pleasant and would recommend using direct ferries in the future to friends.

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  • "Excellent "

    V nice we enjoyed it

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  • "2 return trips in one week."

    Very nice ship with very pleasant staff. The members cabin is very relaxing which includes light refreshments and worth the extra cost. If you pay for priority boarding, you have to turn up early. We checked in 35 minutes before departure, were among the last 20 cars to board and we're actually the last car to get off. Not great priority treatment. Quite pricy for daytime travel, but still a nice trip.

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  • "cairnryan to belfast"

    perfect trip apart from missing the 1st ferry by 15 minutes the staff changed my ticket with no fuss and the newly refurbished facility at the port was great

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