Ferries to Scotland
3 Ferry crossings from 5 Ports
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Ferries to Scotland

P&O Irish Sea, Stena Line & Pentland Ferries operate the ferries to Scotland.

Scotland Ferry Times

Ferries to Scotland sail approximately 26 times daily and up to 188 times weekly. Ferry times can vary by season and operator. Use our deal finder to compare routes and prices.

Scotland Ferry Ports

Ferries sail to 2 ports in Scotland. The most popular ferry port in Scotland is Cairnryan ferry port with around 84 weekly sailings.

Ferries from Larne to Cairnryan

The Larne Cairnryan 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 Larne to Cairnryan ferry is about € 331.97. Exclusive of booking fees.

Ferries from Belfast to Cairnryan

The ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan sails 5 times a day and up to 35 times a week, with a duration of 2 hours 22 minutes. On average the Belfast Cairnryan ferry costs about € 369.81. Exclusive of booking fees.

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

Is there a car ferry to Scotland?

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

Scotland Ferry Prices

The price of a ferry to Scotland 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 Scotland

Booking ferries to Scotland 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 Scotland?

    Ferries to Scotland:
    • Larne
    • Belfast
    • St Margaret's Hope
  • What is the fastest ferry to Scotland?

    The St Margaret's Hope to Gills Bay ferry is the fastest ferry to Scotland in approximately 1h 15m.
  • What is the cheapest ferry to Scotland?

    The cheapest ferry to Scotland is approximately 285 € on average via the Larne to Cairnryan ferry. However, please note prices can differ by season. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • What are the ferry ports in Scotland?

    Scotland Ferry Ports:
    • Cairnryan
    • Gills Bay
  • Can you take pets on the ferry to Scotland?

    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
    • Pentland Ferries

Scotland reviews

  • "beautiful ride"

    Our ferry ride was a highlight of our trip. The ship is modern, large, and the staff are very friendly. This is a great way to cross the Irish Sea!

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  • "Pleasant sailings "

    Very comfortable and convenient. All staff very pleasant would definitely recommend. 😄😄

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  • "Super cool"

    We had a very nice experience on the ship. Lots of facilities to spend the time during the trip. I would recommend it.

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  • "Highly recommend "

    Excellent service throughout both from Direct Ferries and Stena Line alike. I'll definitely be using services in the future

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