How Long is the ferry from Scotland to Northern Ireland?
Ferry duration from Scotland to Northern Ireland ranges from 2 hours to 2 hours 15 minutes depending on the ferry route operator, and ship. The fastest ferry from Scotland to Northern Ireland is on the Cairnryan to Larne ferry route in approximately 2 hours.
What is the ferry price from Scotland to Northern Ireland?
Prices can vary by operator, season and whether you’re sailing on a high-speed ferry or conventional ferry.
Can I travel with a vehicle from Scotland to Northern Ireland?
You can travel on the ferry with a car and other vehicles from Scotland to Northern Ireland with Stena Line and P&O Irish Sea on the ferry to Larne
or Belfast. You can travel as a foot passenger.
Ferry offers and discounts from Scotland to Northern Ireland
Ferry discounts vary throughout the year. Visit our offers page to take advantage of all the latest ferry discounts.
How to book ferry tickets from Scotland to Northern Ireland
Book and compare ferry operators, timetables and prices using our deal finder for all the most up to date sailing information.
Scotland is the northernmost country in the United Kingdom, occupying the Northern third of the land, sharing a border with England to the South.
Scotland is a beautiful country well-known for its dramatic scenery of mountains and rugged coastlines, with the natural scenes of the Highlands as a top winner.
The Scottish climate tends to be very changeable, but even though the sun might not always shine, the warm welcome from the wonderful diversity of landscapes attracts many visitors.
If you’re heading away from Scotland by ferry then Northern Ireland is easily accessible with a choice of routes and ferry companies. Travelling from the Scottish mainland to the Orkney, Shetland or any of the destinations off Scotland’s west coast is more convenient than ever before and you’ll get to take in some of the most spectacular coastlines and landscapes in the UK while you sail too.
The direct route to the continent is no longer available, but there are numerous routes from Northern England to use instead.
About Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland is one of the four parts of the United Kingdom, located in the island of Ireland, bordering the Republic of Ireland to the South and West. Whether the thriving and vibrant city of Belfast and the story of the Titanic, the Giant’s Causeway coast with enchanting land and seascapes, or the ancient city of Derry with its rich cultural and architectural heritage, Northern Ireland offers so much for everyone to enjoy.
Getting in by ferry is simple with crossings on offer from England, Isle of Man and Scotland. The short hop from Scotland is regular, year round and offered by a number of ferry operators. The direct connection from England is less regular, but also year round and a popular service. As there are numerous crossings to Ireland, including a service from the continent via France, you could also choose to sail to Ireland and drive across the border to Northern Ireland.