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

Cairnryan - Larne Ferry Operators

  • P&O Irish Sea
    • 7 Sailings Daily 2 hr 0 min
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Cairnryan Larne Average 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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  • "Great Service"

    Great crossing and service there and back

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

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  • "Relaxing trip"

    The ferry staff were polite and helpful the ferry was clean and tidy. Good trip

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

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  • "Review"

    It was a convenient 2 hour comfortable journey and we were able to eat lunch on board. Facilities sufficient for the numbers on board, we didn't have to queue.

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

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  • "P & O Irish Sea"

    The ferry to Larne, was on time, we had a good crossing, it was a little choppy, as it was very windy outside, the ferry was clean and tidy, the crew were kind and friendly and polite. On the return journey the following week, it was the same as before, on time, good crossing, not windy this time. The ferry was clean and tidy, the crew were polite, friendly and kind.

    'Joseph' 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.