Liverpool Birkenhead
Belfast
Ferries to Northern Ireland
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Open tickets are valid for up to 12 months from booking date (see ticket conditions).

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Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast Ferry

The Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast route is one of the most popular and oldest ferry routes that runs in the UK. With 12 ferries running weekly, provided by 1 ferry operator Stena Line, and sailing times of around 8 hours.

Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast 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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Liverpool Birkenhead Belfast Ferry reviews

  • "Great trip!"

    The ferry was delayed by over an hour but they kept us up to date with info and made most of the time up. Very friendly staff, lots of amenities, would definitely use again. No loo roll in ladies loo the whole journey though (small gripe).

    'Stena Lagan' travelled on Stena Lagan

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  • "Transport"

    Everything about the the ferry sailing was excellent, however as a foot passenger arrival at Belfast was a problem due to lack of transport options. There were a lot of people waiting around for taxis that were in very short supply. Foot passengers by their very nature are going to be reliant on public/organised transport, for instance a shuttle into city centre could be provided, even if there was a charge. Without that I would not recommend to friends/family/other.

    'Stena Mersey' travelled on Stena Mersey

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  • "Mixed experience "

    I was disappointed that both our outgoing and return sailings were cancelled due to technical reasons and had to be rebooked. The sailings themselves were both good.

    'Stena Mersey' travelled on Stena Mersey

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  • "NI Trip 4 Aug"

    The ship and toilets was lovely and clean, we had avery smooth crossing and food was good and very reasonably priced. We appreciated the fact that parents were frequently asked to supervise the children running round. Our car wouldn't start on debarkation and the crew were extremely helpful and called assistance, which was there within minutes. Excellent

    'Stena Lagan' travelled on Stena Lagan

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Liverpool Birkenhead Guide

The town of Birkenhead, which is considered to be part of Liverpool’s dock system, but is still a unique town in its own right, has a strong history of shipbuilding that can be dated back many centuries, as well as many The town of Birkenhead, which is considered to be part of Liverpool’s dock system, but is still a unique town in its own right, has a strong history of shipbuilding that can be dated back many centuries, as well as many beautiful parks that the town is known for, which are home to incredible flower displays and historical monuments. This ferry port is one of the most popular gateways from England to Belfast, as well as the Isle of Man, and has all the facilities that you may need, including easy access to the centre of Liverpool, and both short- and long-term parking.

Belfast Guide

The city of Belfast is the capital city of Northern Ireland, and is one of the most popular places for visitors, thanks to its incredible architecture that can be seen all over the city, as well as its rich history of trading in linen, tobacco, and in shipbuilding, making this one of the most exciting cities in the UK to visit. As the largest ferry port in Northern Ireland, Belfast has everything need for your journey, including seating areas, cafes, parking, and quick access to the rest of Belfast.

Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast Ferry Schedule

The ferry schedule for this ferry route has up to 12 ferries running per week, provided by 1 ferry operator, Stena Line, so there is not one single ferry timetable available here. Indeed, ferry timetables for this ferry route can be affected by many different factors, such as seasonal changes, changes to the ferry route, changes made by the ferry operators, and so on, but here at Direct Ferries, we will always give you the most up-to-date information regarding ferry sailings, so you can find the best ferry at the best time for you.

How long does the Ferry from Liverpool to Belfast take?

Ferry sail durations on this ferry take around 8 hours, but be sure to bear in mind that sail durations can change for numerous reasons, such as changes to the ferry route, changes made by the ferry operators, and external factors such as weather conditions at the time of sail. This means that all sail times that are given here are to be taken as estimates only, and be sure to check before you book, what your expected sail time will be.

Liverpool to Belfast Ferry Prices

How much the ferry to Belfast from Liverpool Birkenhead will cost is defined by many separate aspects, such as what time of year you are travelling, which ferry route you are travelling on, which ferry operator you are travelling with, how you are travelling, and other such factors, so there are multiple ferry fares on offer here. Instead, we recommend checking out our useful fare finder tool, to find the best ferry at the best price for you, and be sure to sign up to our email newsletter, to be the first to hear about our latest deals and offers.

Can I take my car on the Ferry from Liverpool to Belfast?

You are currently able to take your car with you on this ferry route.


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