Cairnryan
Larne
Ferries to Northern Ireland
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Cairnryan Larne Ferry

The Cairnryan Larne ferry route connects Scotland with Northern Ireland. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, P&O Irish Sea. The crossing operates up to 35 times each week with sailing durations from around 2 hours.

Cairnryan Larne 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 Larne?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Cairnryan to Larne is approximately 2h. 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 Larne?

The average price of a ferry from Cairnryan to Larne is approximately 330 €. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Cairnryan to Larne can differ depending on the season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Cairnryan to Larne?

There is 1 ferry operator for Cairnryan to Larne and this is
  • P&O Irish Sea

How can I book ferry tickets from Cairnryan to Larne?

Ferries from Cairnryan to Larne 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 Larne?

Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger onboard the ferries from Cairnryan to Larne with
  • P&O Irish Sea

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

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Cairnryan to Larne with the following operators
  • P&O Irish Sea

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

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
  • P&O Irish Sea

How far is Larne from Cairnryan?

Cairnryan to Larne is approximately 47 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.


Larne Guide

Larne is a town and seaport located in Country Antrim in Northern Ireland and lies on the western side of a narrow inlet linking Larne Lough to the sea. The port of Larne regular receives ferries from Cairnryan of Scotland, operated by P&O Irish Sea.

The area around the town has been inhabited for over a thousand years and is believed to have been one of the earliest inhabited areas in Ireland, with the settlers thought to have arrived from Scotland via the North Channel.

In Larne’s slightly more recent history, the Scots-Irish Bissett family built Olderfleet Castle at Curran Point in the 13th century and in 1315 Edward the Bruce of Scotland, who was Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland's brother, arrived in Larne with his army on his way to conquering Ireland.


Cairnryan to Larne Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 2024-07-08 and 2024-07-14


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
P&O Irish Sea 04:00 06:00 2 hours Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
P&O Irish Sea 08:00 10:00 2 hours Everyday
P&O Irish Sea 11:00 13:00 2 hours Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat, Sun
P&O Irish Sea 12:00 14:00 2 hours Wed, Thu
P&O Irish Sea 14:00 16:00 2 hours Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat, Sun
P&O Irish Sea 16:00 18:00 2 hours Wed, Thu
P&O Irish Sea 17:00 19:00 2 hours Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat, Sun
P&O Irish Sea 20:00 22:00 2 hours Everyday
P&O Irish Sea 23:59 01:59 2 hours Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
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