Belfast
Liverpool Birkenhead
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Belfast 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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Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead is approximately 8h. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.
  • How much is the ferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead?

    The average price of a ferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead is approximately 282 €. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead can differ depending on the season. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead?

    There is 1 ferry operator for Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead and this is
    • Stena Line
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead?

    Ferries from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead are available for booking through our deal finder. Please also visit our offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry offers on this route.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead?

    Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger onboard the ferries from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead with
    • Stena Line
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead with the following operators
    • Stena Line
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead?

    Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard this ferry service. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation to take your furry companion with you. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
    • Stena Line
  • How far is Liverpool Birkenhead from Belfast?

    Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead is approximately 188 nautical miles distance apart.

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.


Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 2024-02-26 and 2024-03-03


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Stena Line 10:30 18:30 8 hours Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Stena Line 22:30 06:30 8 hours Everyday

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