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 1 passenger.

Liverpool Birkenhead Belfast Ferry reviews

  • "Belfast to Scotland"

    We rented the superfast suite ; excellent choice, really enjoyed it !!!!!!

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

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  • "Brilliant"

    We have used senna ferries for the past 10 years and they are always fantastic. The cabins are spotless and comfortable. The food is well cooked and tasty. The staff are friendly, hardworking and polite. We only had one delayed crossing in all this time due to technical problems. I would highly recommend using senna.

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

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  • "Saved time and money"

    We used directferries to book sailings from Liverpool to Belfast then Belfast to Cairnryan. This was cheaper than using the ferry company's own website which also didn't allow for us to put two routes on one sailing. Have used direct ferries before and saved money. It's time for Stena to replace the Liverpool Belfast Stena Lagan. Although they've given it a makeover and put in an escalator from the car deck (which is very good), it needs a ship with better stabilisers for such a long journey. Club Lounge was very good and we also took a cabin which was neat but could do with more facilities. Superfast VII is an excellent ship. It's spacious, got lots to do and would actually be ideal for the long run on the Liverpool Belfast sailing. We used the Club Lounge again. It really is worth the extra money. Lovely sailing.

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

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  • "Great journey"

    can I just say I have never been so impressed with a boat journey as I was on this one. Firstly the food was perfect and the staff were truly amazing, always smiling, most helpful and accommodating and I will now regularly use this boat. You have made a stenaline customer for life. My thanks to the captain and crew and especially the chef

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

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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.