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How To Get To Belfast Ferry Port

  • Belfast Ferry Port by Car

    Isle of Man bound sailings operate from Albert Quay. Please follow the yellow AA signs (IOM FERRY). Passengers from the North West should follow the sign DOCKS (S) on the M2. Stena Line sailings operate from Victoria Terminal in West Bank Road located off the M2 motorway (Fortwilliam roundabout). This will be clearly signposted from the motorway and other routes.

  • Belfast Ferry Port by Public Transport

    The majority of trains call at Great Victoria Street Station in the centre of Belfast, with the exception of trains from Dublin and Larne which terminate at Belfast Central Station near the Waterfront Hall on East Bridge Street. For information on local public transportation, please visit the Translink website.

  • Belfast Ferry Port Addresses

    Isle of Man Steam Packet Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Terminal, Albert Quay, Belfast, BT3 9SS. Stena Line Victoria Terminal 2, West Bank Road, Belfast, BT3 9JL

  • Belfast Accommodation

    If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Belfast Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Belfast Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!

Belfast Ferry Services

Belfast Guide

Belfast Ferry

Belfast ferry port is the largest port in Northern Ireland, transporting more than 1.5 million passengers every year. It is conveniently located less than 15 minutes driving away from the city centre of Belfast. The Belfast ferry port is served by 2 ferry operators, offering crossings connecting Belfast with Scotland, England and the Isle of Man. Stena Lines runs services to Liverpool and Cairnryan, while Steam Packet sails to and from Douglas.

Is there a ferry from Belfast?

Stena Line and Steam Packet provide Belfast ferries connecting Northern Ireland, UK with 3 destinations. Ferries from Belfast sail approximately 7 times a day and up to 50 times a week.

Where can I get a ferry from Belfast?

Belfast ferries sail to Cairnryan, Liverpool Birkenhead, Douglas.

How long is the ferry from Belfast?

Ferries sailing from Belfast can range between 2h 22m and 8h 0m. Ferry times can change from season to season.

What is the fastest ferry from Belfast?

The fastest ferry from Belfast is on the Belfast - Cairnryan ferry in 2h 22m with Stena Line.

Popular routes from Belfast

Ferries from Belfast - Cairnryan sail approximately 36 times per week with a crossing time of 2h 22m. The average price of a Belfast - Cairnryan ferry is about £307.18. The Belfast - Liverpool Birkenhead ferry runs 12 times per week with a duration of 7h 59m. The average price of a Belfast - Liverpool Birkenhead ferry is around £297.76.

How much do ferries from Belfast cost?

Ferry price from Belfast can range between £72.00 and £500.00 depending on various factors such as the route, season, operator and type of ship.

Is there a car ferry from Belfast?

Yes, you can take a car ferry from Belfast with Stena Line, Steam Packet. For more information on routes and car ferry prices view our Deal Finder.

Are foot passengers allowed on ferries from Belfast?

Foot Passengers are allowed on ferries from Belfast. You can travel as a foot passenger from Belfast with Stena Line, Steam Packet.

Can I take my pet on the ferry from Belfast?

You can take your pet on the ferry from Belfast with Stena Line. For more information about pet accommodation and fees please view our Deal Finder.

Can I book a cabin on ferries from Belfast?

Cabins are available on some ferry routes from Belfast. Operators that have cabins on ferries from Belfast include Stena Line, Steam Packet. Check our Deal Finder for the best option for you.

Parking and facilities at the Belfast ferry port

There is a number of shops, cafés and other amenities in direct vicinity of the port. A large car park is located right outside the terminal building, where you can stay for free for 30 minutes. Long-term parking is also available, fees apply.

Customer Service

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