Belfast
Liverpool Birkenhead
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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 14 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.

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Belfast Liverpool Birkenhead Ferry reviews

  • "The perfect way to travel "

    We came back on the night of the recent storm and were well looked after. Checking in and parking up and finding our cabin was easy. The cabin was like a sea going premier Inn, TV channels ideal for any age and really comfortable, we heard no noise from others. The food was good the whole ship was clean and well appointed. For anyone travelling by car from Ireland I would recommend Stena to Liverpool every time.

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  • "Great First Trip!"

    This was my first time traveling in the UK using a ship and first time on board with Stena Line. I enjoyed every single bit of it, especially the food served on board. I chose to board with Hygge lounge and it was perfect place to rest my eyes while we cruised through the Irish Strait at night. I would recommend anyone to experience this voyage with Stena Line!

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  • "Brilliant ship and pleasant sailing."

    The ship was clean and really looked smart.  So convenient the car deck 7 just below our cabin on deck 8.  Coffee shop, restaurant and shop superb.  All the staff are so friendly and chatty it was a pleasure sailing with Stena Line.

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  • "Belfast to Liverpool-Day crossing"

    Very enjoyable trip. Easy check in and boarding process. Excellent facilities. All areas of the ship were clean. Very helpful and professional staff. Crossing kept to time.

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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.


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