If you’re travelling from Scotland then it may be quicker to travel to Ireland via Northern Ireland using the Cairnryan Belfast ferry operated by Stena Line. There is no train station at the port of Cairnryan so your train will stop at Ayr where they’ll be a coach provided by Stena Line to transfer you to Cairnryan port for the ferry trip to Belfast (see timetable within booking system). On arrival in Belfast port you’ll need to transfer to the centre and then to Belfast central train station in order to travel onwards to Ireland. The Translink Metro service 96 connects you to the city (though may not be aligned with ferry arrivals – check timetable before you travel) or alternatively there are taxis just outside the terminal building. Transfers are not included in the price of the Rail Sail ticket.


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