Cairnryan to Larne Ferry

The P&O Irish Sea Cairnryan Larne ferry crossing between Scotland and Northern Ireland is the only service operating on this route. With crossing durations from 2 hours, the route is scheduled to run around 7 times per day.

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

Cairnryan to Larne Ferry Alternatives

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

Cairnryan - Larne Ferry Operators

  • P&O Irish Sea
    • 7 Sailings Daily 2 hr
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Average Cairnryan Larne Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Cairnryan Larne route is a car and 2 passengers.

Cairnryan Larne Ferry reviews

  • "Cairnryan/Larne "

    Quick unloading/loading for vehicles and very good staff both on and off the ferry.

    'Angus' travelled Cairnryan Larne with P&O Irish Sea on European Causeway

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  • "P&O versus Calmac through the eyes of a musician."

    Having much experience of travelling on ferries I did enjoy this short trip; I was accustomed to life on the Calmac runs. Now in the Western Isles live music is usually provided by the passengers however this was not possible on this trip due to the presence of the sleeping quarters (on a 2 hour trip?), much to the disappointment of a few of your other customers. Performance was possible in the smoking areas but as you can imagine it was a bit breezy out there and it takes a good strong singer to compete with the engine noise. I managed. On the return trip I was a trifle fatigued due to gigging in Letterkenny the night before and having coffee in the terminal was, last car on. Compared to Oban/Castlebay/Leverburgh etc. the parking zone seems a mile away from the ferry but staff did direct me around the numerous turns on the quay. But all in all it was fine.

    'Maureen' travelled Cairnryan Larne with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "Excellent journey"

    We had great journeys sailing with P &O. We left and arrived punctually and we're impressed with how clean the ships were. The highlight for us was the kids room, a great bonus to keep our 5 year old entertained. We ate in the restaurant on our first journey and my only issue would be it is very costly. I asked for a cheese salad, the menu board stated salads started from £2.70 with no further info. I was charged £7.50 for a plate half filled with salad leaves and then various types of cheese. I expected more salad and less cheese at less of a cost. Other than that we would definitely recommend P & O and would have no hesitation in booking again.

    'Greg' travelled Cairnryan Larne with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "Night sailing"

    Very good value for money will definitely use again

    'Jim' travelled Cairnryan Larne with P&O Irish Sea on European Causeway

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Cairnryan Guide

The Scottish village of Cairnryan is located in Dumfries and Galloway and lies on the eastern shore of Loch Ryan. The village can trace its origins back to 1701 when it was established for workers employed on the Lochryan Estate which features a deer park and bowling green. facilities in the village include the Lochryan Hotel, a few guest houses and bed and breakfast establishments, a caravan site built on the site of an old war camp site, a village shop and a restaurant, The Merchant's House Restaurant.

The village is important in maritime history, with a ferry service connecting Scotland and Northern Ireland. The village has two ferry terminals connecting Scotland to Northern Ireland. The first opened in 1973, originally operated by Townsend Thoresen and now by P&O Ferries links Scotland with the port of Larne. The second at Old House Point is operated by Stena Line linking to the Port of Belfast in Belfast.

Larne Guide

Larne is a town and seaport located in Country Antrim in Northern Ireland and lies on the western side of a narrow inlet linking Larne Lough to the sea. A peninsular named Islandmagee is to the eastern side of the inlet and to the west is the ancient volcanic formation of Antrim Plateau which has lovely valleys that slope down to the sea to the north of Larne, in the Glens of Antrim.

The area around the town has been inhabited for over a thousand years and is believed to have been one of the earliest inhabited areas in Ireland. The early inhabitants are thought to have arrived in Ireland from Scotland via the North Channel. In the town's slightly more recent history, the Scots-Irish Bissett family built Olderfleet Castle at Curran Point in the 13th century and in 1315 Edward the Bruce of Scotland, who was Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland's brother, arrived in Larne with his army on his way to conquering Ireland. Edward saw Ireland as another front in the continuing war against England which was ruled by the Normans.

Ferries sail from the harbour to Cairnryan and Troon in Scotland.