Belfast ferry port in Northern Ireland is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Douglas, Liverpool Birkenhead & Cairnryan available. With a selection of up to 50 Sailings Weekly, the port of Belfast connects Northern Ireland with Isle of Man, England & Scotland.
Sailing durations range from 2 hours 22 minutes on the Cairnryan service to 8 hours on the Liverpool Birkenhead service.
Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Belfast fare search.
Belfast is Northern Ireland's principal passenger ferry port with more than a million ferry passengers passing through annually.
Isle of Man ferries arrive and depart at Albert Quay while Stena Line services use the Victoria terminal.
With numerous ferry services operating daily and over night, Belfast port provides an excellent gateway between Northern Ireland and England, Scotland and the Isle of Man.
The port is easy to access from the city centre and is well connected by motorway to the rest of Northern Ireland.
Isle of Man bound sailings operate from Albert Quay. Please follow the yellow AA signs (IOM FERRY). Passengers from the North West should follow the sign DOCKS (S) on the M2.
Stena Line sailings operate from Victoria Terminal in West Bank Road located off the M2 motorway (Fortwilliam roundabout). This will be clearly signposted from the motorway and other routes.
The majority of trains call at Great Victoria Street Station in the centre of Belfast, with the exception of trains from Dublin and Larne which terminate at Belfast Central Station near the Waterfront Hall on East Bridge Street. For information on local public transportation, please visit the Translink website.
Isle of Man Steam Packet
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Terminal, Albert Quay, Belfast, BT3 9SS.
Victoria Terminal 2, West Bank Road, Belfast, BT3 9JL
If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Belfast Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Belfast Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!