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

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  • "Good trip smooth sailing "

    This was also a good trip and every thing went smoothly. The staff both on board and on shore we great. We had a great time.

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

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  • "Smooth Sail"

    From arrival to docking on return, all staff were efficient and courteous. Both sailed on perfect time and facilities were good on board.

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

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  • "Excelent trip"

    I have never used the ferry to go over the water to N. Ireland before but I will definitely be doing it again. It is a straight forward system when arriving at the port and the ferry itself is up to a clean standard has great facilities. Couldn't have asked for anything else.

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

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  • "Very straightforward trip."

    The general facilities were clean and tidy. The catering was good and the catering staff were friendly and helpful. The ship was clean, the ship staff all seemed very competent and helpful. The ship was on time both times on our return journey.

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

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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.