Book a Cairnryan Ferry

The ferry port of Cairnryan connects Scotland with Northern Ireland with ferry services operated by P&O Irish Sea & Stena Line.

There is a choice of up to 12 sailings per day from Cairnryan with the shortest crossing taking around 2 hours.

Use our guide on this page for some quick information or get live Cairnryan sailing times and prices in our fare search.


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Cairnryan Ferry Services

  • P&O Irish Sea
    • 7 Sailings Daily 2 hr
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  • Stena Line
    • 5 Sailings Daily 2 hr 15 min
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Cairnryan Ferry Port

The Scottish town of Cairnryan overlooks Loch Ryan and is notable for its large modern ferry port.

The port provides regular year round connections between Scotland and Northern Ireland with services to/from Belfast and Larne operated by 2 of the biggest ferry operators - Stena Line and P&O Ferries, each operating from separate terminals.

Whilst many travellers just pass through Cairnryan en route to or from Northern Ireland on the ferry, the town features a hotel, some bed and breakfasts and guest houses for those spending the night.

How To Get To Cairnryan Ferry Port

  • Cairnryan Ferry Port by Car

    Cairnryan is situated in the South West corner of Scotland, north of Stranraer on the A77.

    The Stena Line service runs from Loch Ryan Port while P&O Ferries services run from Cairnryan Port.

  • Cairnryan Ferry Port by Rail

    The nearest railway station to Cairnryan ferry port is Stranraer Railway Station, which is around 4 miles away from Cairnryan Port and 7 1/2 miles from Loch Ryan Port.
    For more information on train tickets, please visit our Trains to Stranraer or Trains to Scotland pages.

  • Cairnryan Ferry Port Address

    P&O Ferries The Port, Cairnryan, Stranraer, Wigtownshire, DG9 8RF
    Stena Line Belfast Way, Loch Ryan Port, Cairnryan DG9 8RG

  • Cairnryan Accommodation

    If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Cairnryan Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Cairnryan Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!