Larne ferry port in Northern Ireland connects you with Cairnryan in Scotland with a choice of up to 49 ferry crossings per week. The duration of the Larne to Cairnryan crossing is from 2 hours and the crossing is operated by P&O Irish Sea.
Larne ferry port is located in Northern Ireland roughly 45 minutes by car north of Belfast. Larne connects Northern Ireland with Scotland via the ferry service to Cairnryan. The crossing between Larne and Cairnryan (by Stranraer) on the Irish Sea is ideal if you are traveling from or to Glasgow or Edinburgh in Scotland.
The crossing to Cairnryan is operated by P&O Ferries and with a sailing time of only 2 hours, it is the fastest connection between Great Britain and Ireland. The service is offered on a schedule of 7 sailings a day. On this route you can travel with your car or as foot passenger. Please note that dogs and cats are allowed only if you travel with a vehicle and pets need to stay in your car for the entirety of the journey.
At the Larne ferry terminal, you will find a coffee shop offering hot and cold beverages and meals, a newsagent, vending machines and an ATM. Two car parks are available, with disabled parking directly in front of the terminal. Parking is free the first 20 minutes with a parking fee from 80p per hour or £8.00 per day.
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Larne Ferry port is approximately a 25 minutes drive North of Belfast.
From Belfast: Take the M2 Motorway north staying in Lane 2 (of 5) or (if overtaking), lane 3 (of 5). After about a mile, you will pas under two flyovers, which are an overhead interchange. Follow the motorway for a further 1/2 mile and you will notice that it appears to split into three.
To your left is a tight left turning slip road, to Greencastle; straight ahead are the two lanes of the M2 which actually turn to the left before rising uphill and the two lanes to the right become the M3 and follow the shoreline of Belfast Lough. It is crucial that at this point you are in lane 2 or 3. Follow the motorway up the hill for about 3 miles (5km), and after it levels out, you will be aware of a slip road to your left which will take you to Larne via the A8 (M).
Leave the M2 at this point and on the off-slip get into the right hand lane as you are approaching a roundabout type junction. As you travel around the roundabout, you will pass under a flyover - that is the Motorway. Take the next exit from the roundabout and travel uphill and then down to another roundabout. Go straight ahead at this roundabout and follow this road until you reach Larne. As you reach Larne you will become aware of good sign posting towards the ferry port.
The Port of Larne is connected via Belfast central station to the Northern Ireland Railway network that serves all parts of Ireland.
There is a regular bus service to the ferry terminal operated by Ulster bus. For more information please call +353 2827 2345
There are short and long term car parking facilities.
Larne Harbour, Larne, County Antrim, BT40 1AW
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