Cairnryan
Belfast
Ferries to Northern Ireland
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Cairnryan Belfast Ferry

The Cairnryan Belfast ferry route connects Scotland with Northern Ireland. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Stena Line. The crossing operates up to 35 times each week with sailing durations from around 2 hours 15 minutes.

Cairnryan 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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Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Cairnryan to Belfast is approximately 2h 15m. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.

How much is the ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast?

The average price of a ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast is approximately 367 €. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast can differ depending on the season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Cairnryan to Belfast?

There is 1 ferry operator for Cairnryan to Belfast and this is
  • Stena Line

How can I book ferry tickets from Cairnryan to Belfast?

Ferries from Cairnryan to Belfast 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 Cairnryan to Belfast?

Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger onboard the ferries from Cairnryan to Belfast with
  • Stena Line

Can you take your car on the ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast?

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Cairnryan to Belfast with the following operators
  • Stena Line

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast?

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 Belfast from Cairnryan?

Cairnryan to Belfast is approximately 57 nautical miles distance apart.

Cairnryan Guide

Cairnryan is a Scottish port village located in Dumfries and Galloway, lying on the eastern shore of Loch Ryan. Important in maritime history, Cairnryan has two ferry terminals connecting Scotland to Northern Ireland. The first opened in 1973, originally operated by Townsend Thoresen and now by P&O Ferries, links Scotland with the port of Larne. The second Cairnryan ferry terminal is located at Old House Point, operated by Stena Line, linking to the Port of Belfast.

The village can trace its origins back to 1701 when it was established for workers employed on the Lochryan Estate which features a deer park and bowling green. Facilities in Cairnryan include the Lochryan Hotel, a few guest houses and bed and breakfast establishments, a caravan site built on the site of an old war campsite, a village shop and The Merchant's House Restaurant.


Belfast Guide

Belfast Harbour is an important seaport in the United Kingdom, with one of the leading ferry operators, Stena Line, connecting it with Liverpool and Cairnryan. You can also reach Belfast from the Isle of Man, with seasonal services provided by Steam Packet.

Belfast is Northern Ireland's capital city, surrounded by mountains creating a specific climate beneficial to horticulture. Moreover, it lies at the mouth of the River Lagan located in County Antrim, although parts of east and south Belfast are actually located in County Down. It is, then, quite a green space and offers visitors plenty of parkland and forest parks to explore from Cave Hill Country Park and Lagan Valley Regional Park to the Victorian Botanic Gardens in the heart of the city.

From an architectural perspective Belfast has some fine buildings including the Edwardian City Hall and the modern Waterfront Hall. Many of the city's Victorian landmarks, including the main Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast and the Linenhall Library, were designed by Sir Charles Lanyon.


Cairnryan to Belfast Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 2024-05-20 and 2024-05-26


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Stena Line 03:30 05:45 2 hours 15 minutes Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Stena Line 07:00 09:15 2 hours 15 minutes Mon
Stena Line 07:30 09:45 2 hours 15 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Stena Line 11:30 13:45 2 hours 15 minutes Everyday
Stena Line 15:30 17:45 2 hours 15 minutes Everyday
Stena Line 19:30 21:45 2 hours 15 minutes Everyday
Stena Line 23:00 01:45 2 hours 45 minutes Mon
Stena Line 23:30 01:45 2 hours 15 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
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