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.
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 LaganRead More Read Less
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 MerseyRead More Read Less
"1st timer "
This was my first time on an overnight ferry and I loved it. We had an inside cabin which was really comfortable, having a shower was a huge bonus I really didn't expect it. The crossing was smooth and I slept like a baby. All the staff were friendly and professional. The boat was extremely clean and tidy. I was really happy and I'll be recommending to my friends.
'Leejane ' travelled Liverpool Birkenhead Belfast with Stena Line on Stena MerseyRead More Read Less
"Loved the trip "
Loved the trip! Been along om the boats 3 times now and I can't fault the service. Lovely staff, comfy cabins and great sea views. It's such an experience and is great even with anxieties of sailing. The only thing I would say to improve is the kennels. I had to bring my cat and her kittens this trip and the kennel was cold, dark and noisy. I wouldnt pay £15 for one again but it did the job,they were safe and had water supplied so they were able to travel safely. Overall a lovely experience.
'Sammie' 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.