Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast Ferry

The Liverpool Birkenhead Belfast ferry route connects England with Northern Ireland. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Stena Line. The crossing operates up to 13 times each week with sailing durations from around 8 hours.

Liverpool Birkenhead Belfast sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

Liverpool Birkenhead - Belfast Ferry Operators

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

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

Liverpool Birkenhead Belfast Ferry reviews

  • "Go Stena!"

    Great service, wonderful staff.

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

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  • "Day and night ferry Liverpool to Belfast "

    The ferry was modern with lots of facilities to make the journey comfortable and enjoyable. Cinema with 3 films, kids entertainer, closed off quiet area for news on TV. The cost of outdoor cabin £30 is vfm especially as you get comfy beds and pillows and en suite facilities. The music channel on the TV was great. Only downside is the cost of food on board however the small shop is well stocked and had some bargains. Finally the boarding for camper-van was really easy and swift. They even read your number plate so you don't even need a ticket. Have used the service on two return trips and intend to use it again. Lastly who wouldn't want to sail into Belfast and Liverpool harbours..... Historical sites to enjoy. Forgot to say the ship left earlier which was great but no good if you haven't left good time.

    'Liz Hill' travelled Liverpool Birkenhead Belfast with Stena Line on Stena Mersey

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  • "Great Service"

    Another good crossing, this is our preferred route to see family in NI. Good time keeping, friendly staff clean, comfortable journey.

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

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  • "excellent but"

    It was a good experience but my one reservation relates to the stena lounge. I assumed that it would contain seats which would provide comfort for the whole journey. this was not the case and if it were not for the fact that there were only 70 passengers on the whole ship, I would have been very disappointed by this. The availability of cabins for no additional cost was a bonus however. A later journey was greatly improved by the fact that the stane louge on that occasion did have comfortable reclining seats.

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

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Liverpool Birkenhead Guide

The town of Birkenhead is located on the Wirral Peninsular, in the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral in Merseyside, in the north west of England. The town lies on the western shores of the River Mersey, opposite the city of Liverpool. The town's history has strong links with shipbuilding and as being a major sea port. In the city visitors will find one of the first, if not the first, publicly funded parks in Britain which was designed in 1843 by Sir Joseph Paxton. Interesting landmarks in the town include Bidston Windmill which is located on a ridge behind the town, Flaybrick Watertower, Flaybrick Memorial Gardens and Birkenhead Priory & St. Mary's Tower, St. James' Church and St. Werburgh's Roman Catholic Church.

Birkenhead's network of docks is actually part of the Port of Liverpool and are operated by the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company. The Twelve Quays Ferry Terminal is where passenger and freight services to Dublin in Ireland, and Belfast in Northern Ireland dock. The Mersey Ferry at Woodside runs a passenger service across the River Mersey to Liverpool. During winter months, the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company operates a service from Birkenhead to Douglas, the Isle of Man.

Belfast Guide

The city of Belfast lies at the mouth of the River Lagan where it becomes a deep and sheltered logh and is located in County Antrim, although parts of East and South Belfast are actually located in County Down. Belfast is Northern Ireland's capital city and is surrounded by mountains that combine to create a specific climate which is beneficial to horticulture.

Belfast is quite a green city and offers visitors plenty of parkland and forest parks to explore from Cave Hill Country Park and Lagan Valley Regional Park to the Victorian Botanic Gardens in the heart of the city. From an architectural perspective Belfast has some fine buildings including the Edwardian City Hall and the modern Waterfront Hall. Many of the city's Victorian landmarks, including the main Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast and the Linenhall Library, were designed by Sir Charles Lanyon. In response to increases in the number of visitors to the city, Belfast's city council created a number of cultural quarters. The Cathedral Quarter, taken from St Anne's Cathedral, has taken on the responsibility of being the city's main cultural area and hosts an annual visual and performing arts festival.

From the city's port, ferry services depart to Cairnryan in Scotland, Liverpool in England and to Douglas on the Isle of Man.