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.
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.
I have recently travelled between Liverpool and Belfast. My journey on the ferry was a pleasure, and the staff were helpful and friendly
'Anonymous' travelled Liverpool Birkenhead Belfast with Stena Line on Stena LaganRead More Read Less
"Direct Ferries "
I would like to thank Direct Ferries for a great service, changed my booking without fuss or problem, Comfortable cabin on the ship and good service, smooth crossing, Definitely be using Direct Ferries again. Best Regards Eddie
'Edward' travelled Liverpool Birkenhead Belfast with Stena Line on Stena LaganRead More Read Less
Return trip and both journeys were very good. Security was very thorough especially on full laden vehicles. Check in was very swift.
'Mark' travelled Liverpool Birkenhead Belfast with Stena Line on Stena LaganRead More Read Less
"a great service"
8 hours seems a long time for the crossing but thanks to great on board facilities and very friendly and professional staff, the time went quickly and I was well enough refreshed on arrival to do a full day's work
'Paul' travelled Liverpool Birkenhead Belfast with Stena Line on Stena LaganRead More Read Less
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.
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.