Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead Ferry

The Stena Line Belfast Liverpool Birkenhead ferry crossing between Northern Ireland and England is the only service operating on this route. With crossing durations from 8 hours, the route is scheduled to run around 13 times per week.

The regularity and duration of crossing varies from time to time so it is advisable to get a live quote for current availability.

Route and port details

Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead Ferry Alternatives

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Northern Ireland to England page.

Belfast - Liverpool Birkenhead Ferry Operators

  • Stena Line
    • 13 Sailings Weekly 8 hr
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Average Belfast Liverpool Birkenhead Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Belfast Liverpool Birkenhead route is a car and 1 passenger.

Belfast Liverpool Birkenhead Ferry reviews

  • "Motorcyclists "

    Travelled to and from Ireland with sena line and it was a very good service

    'John Andrew' travelled Belfast Liverpool Birkenhead with Stena Line on Stena Mersey

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  • "Stena Lagan"

    Super smooth crossing, large well equipped cabin, I wouldn't hesitate to use or recommend this ferry or the crossing

    'Roger' travelled Belfast Liverpool Birkenhead with Stena Line on Stena Lagan

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  • "Belfast-Birkenhead, April 2016"

    Although the wait at Belfast Port was very lengthy - boarding began far later than advertised - the boat was comfortable and the cabin clean. We were away from Birkenhead in reasonably short order and en route for the South coast at a reasonable time.

    'Noel' travelled Belfast Liverpool Birkenhead with Stena Line on Stena Mersey

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  • "Belfast/Birkenhead-April 2016"

    It had been such a long time since I had last travelled with Stena Line and I admit I was not looking forward to the journey. Apart from the car boarding process, when I encountered a rather steep ramp to get the car up the required level (daunting to say the least!), the general embarkation was stress free. The very helpful staff made sure I was directed to the right cabin and I was pleasantly surprised at the standard of accommodation. I had booked rather late and had to accept whatever cabin was available - but if my cabin was basic, it was pretty good for that. Clean and comfortable. I would like to thank the staff at Birkenhead though on my return journey. I explained to the ground crew that I couldn't face the thought of driving the car up the steep ramp again. Not a bother - I stayed on the 'bottom' level, although I was advised that this was only possible due to the reduced number of vehicles booked for that trip. It was much appreciated.

    'Anonymous' travelled Belfast Liverpool Birkenhead with Stena Line on Stena Lagan

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Belfast Guide

The city of Belfast, in Northern Ireland is the provinces capital city and is located in County Antrim, although parts of the city are located in County Down. The city has a long tradition in the production of Irish linen production, tobacco production, rope making and shipbuilding. In fact, the city's main shipbuilder, Harland and Wolf, is famously, or infamously, known for building the RMS Titanic. Modern day Belfast is a main centre for commerce, the arts, higher education, law, business and or course, tourism.

Belfast's large port is a main hub in the import and export of goods and for passenger ferry services. There is a regular crossing to Cairnryan in Scotland with a crossing time of around 2 hours and 15 minutes by conventional ferry. There is also a regular ferry service to Liverpool in the north west of England and seasonal services to Douglas on the Isle of Man operated by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company.

Liverpool Birkenhead Guide

The town of Birkenhead is located on the Wirral Peninsular, on the west bank of the River Mersey estuary, in the north west of England and is opposite the city of Liverpool. The sea has played an important part in the town's history through its port and its tradition in shipbuilding. The town's design, which was influenced by William Laird and his son John, is similar to that of Edinburgh New Town's with sections of Birkenhead laid out in a grid pattern. The grid was centred around Hamilton Square and was started in 1826 and has the most Grade I listed buildings surrounding it than any other square in England after Trafalgar Square in London. Interesting attractions in the town include the Grade I listed Town Hall, the Queensway Tunnel Main Entrance and the Woodside Ferry Terminal. Scenes from the movie Chariots of Fire were filmed at Woodside and were meant to be a representation of Dover in the 1920's.

Ferry services operating from the port depart to Dublin in Ireland, Belfast in Northern Ireland and across the Mersey Estuary to Liverpool.