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Belfast - Liverpool Birkenhead is one of our busiest routes - sailings regularly sell out at busy periods
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Belfast Liverpool Birkenhead Ferry reviews

  • "Belfast to Liverpool...... "

    Everything I wanted it to be. The sailing times are perfect, cabin was great, food drink shopping all available. On time departure and arrival. Perfect!

    'Stena Lagan' travelled on Stena Lagan

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  • "Stena experience "

    Excellent Staff Cabin clean Meals good service and good standard

    'Stena Lagan' travelled on Stena Lagan

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  • "Belfast to Birkenhead with a bike. "

    Bikeride from City centre to Port is quite dangerous. Some cycle lanes but lots of difficult junctions. Easy to book on line but I was charged £10 extra for the bike at the Port even though I clearly said on the website I was taking it..It seems it you could probably just turn up with a bike and get on. Ship was clean and comfy. I had trouble logging on to WiFi at first but it connected later. Found out there was some damage to my bike which I didn't notice at first.

    'Stena Mersey' travelled on Stena Mersey

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  • "highly recommend"

    very helpful staff. amazing food. good facilities for long trips.

    'Stena Lagan' travelled on Stena Lagan

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Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead Ferry

The Belfast Liverpool Birkenhead ferry route connects Northern Ireland with England. 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.

Belfast Liverpool Birkenhead 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.

Belfast Guide

Belfast Harbour is a main hub in the importation and exportation of goods and for passenger ferry services. Operated by Stena Line, Belfast ferry port provides regular passenger ferry crossings to Cairnryan in Scotland and Liverpool Birkenhead in England. Run by Steam Packet, there are also seasonal services to Douglas on the Isle of Man, across the Irish Sea.

The city of Belfast, in Northern Ireland, is the capital city located in County Antrim, although parts of the city spread over to County Down. The city has a long tradition in the production of Irish linen, tobacco, rope and shipbuilding. In fact, the city's main shipbuilder, Harland and Wolf, is known for building the RMS Titanic in the early 20th Century. Today, Belfast is an important centre for commerce, the arts, higher education, law, business and of course, tourism.

Liverpool Birkenhead Guide

Birkenhead is part of the extensive Liverpool dock system, located on the Wirral Peninsular, on the west bank of the River Mersey estuary. Ferries to Liverpool Birkenhead arrive in the ultra-modern Twelve Quays Ferry Terminal from Belfast, a route operated by Stena Line, or from the Isle of Man, provided by Steam Packet.

The sea has played an important part in the town's history through its port and its tradition in shipbuilding. The town's design, which was influenced by William Laird and his son John, is similar to that of Edinburgh New Town's, with sections of Birkenhead laid out in a grid pattern.

This grid was based around Hamilton Square and was started in 1826, boasting the highest number of Grade I listed buildings than any other square in England after London’s Trafalgar Square. Other interesting attractions include the Town Hall, the Queensway Tunnel Main Entrance and the Woodside Ferry Terminal.