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Belfast - Cairnryan is one of our busiest routes - sailings regularly sell out at busy periods
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Belfast - Cairnryan Ferry Operators

    • 5 Sailings Daily 2 hr 22 min
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Belfast Cairnryan Ferry reviews

  • "Really nice"

    The ferrie was really confortable; plenty of places to sit or walk. I was able to do some of my physical activities :). The only negative thing was the toilets that did not flush (but it seems it was an isolated problem, which was corrected by the time we arrived in Scotland). I recommand it overall

    'Superfast VIII' travelled on Superfast VIII

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  • "Very good "

    Another easy , hassle free trip on Stena lines, quick check inn safe parking and comfortable seating during the crossing. Easy off, very good trip

    'Superfast VIII' travelled on Superfast VIII

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  • "Trip to scotland "

    Excellent service staff very friendly great facilities

    'Superfast VII' travelled on Superfast VII

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  • "Stena Lines"

    Booked the tickets thinking it was going to be a small ferry with no frills. Wow! We were so surprised when we arrived at Stena Lines. Had a wonderful time!!

    'Superfast VII' travelled on Superfast VII

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Belfast to Cairnryan Ferry

Connecting the capital city of Belfast in Northern Ireland with the small town of Cairnryan on the coast of Scotland, this ferry route is one of the few ferry routes that connects Northern Ireland with Scotland.

With up to 5 ferries running per day, provided by 1 ferry operator, and with sail times of around 2 hours and 20 minutes, there is no shortage of ferries to choose from, so book now with Direct Ferries, to find the best ferry at the best price for you.

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

Belfast to Liverpool Ferry

The city of Belfast is one of the oldest cities in Northern Ireland, thanks to its long trading history, which has links to tobacco, linen, and shipbuilding, with some of the world’s most famous ships being built here, and this city is full of the culture that you may expect from Northern Ireland. Belfast has the largest ferry port in Northern Ireland, and is only 15 minutes away from the city centre, with ferries running to England, Scotland, and the Isle of Man every day.

The town of Cairnryan is primarily known for its port, as this town is mainly a seafaring village that used to provide essential trading links from Scotland to other destinations across the UK and Europe, and is now home to some of the most popular ferry routes in the UK. There are 2 ferry routes that run from Cairnryan, providing access to Northern Ireland, and there are all the facilities that you may need at the ferry port, including parking and a departure lounge.


Belfast to Cairnryan Ferry Schedule

The ferry schedule for this ferry route has up to 5 ferries running per day, so there are up to 35 ferries running per week, provided by 1 ferry operator, Stena Line, so there is not one single ferry timetable available here. Indeed, ferry timetables for this ferry route can be affected by many different factors, such as seasonal changes, changes to the ferry route, changes made by the ferry operators, and so on, but here at Direct Ferries, we will always give you the most relevant information regarding ferry sailings, so you can find the best ferry at the best time for you.


How long does the Ferry to Cairnryan from Belfast take?

Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can take between 2 hours and 15 minutes, and 2 hours and 20 minutes, and this variation is due to numerous reasons, such as changes to the ferry route, changes made by the ferry operators, and external factors such as weather conditions at the time of sail. This means that all sail times that are given here are to be taken as estimates only, and be sure to check before you book, what your expected sail time will be.


Belfast to Cairnryan Ferry Prices

How much the ferry to Cairnryan from Belfast will cost is defined by many separate aspects, such as what time of year you are travelling, which ferry route you are travelling on, which ferry operator you are travelling with, how you are travelling, and other such factors, so there are multiple ferry fares on offer here. Instead, we recommend checking out our helpful fare finder tool, to find the best ferry at the best price for you, and be sure to sign up to our email newsletter, to be the first to hear about our latest deals and offers.


Can I take my Car on the Ferry to Cairnryan from Belfast?

You are currently able to take your car with you on this ferry route.