Northern Ireland

How to book ferries from Northern Ireland to England

There is currently just the 1 ferry route running between Northern Ireland and England operated by 1 ferry company – Stena Line. The Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead ferry crossing operates weekly with a scheduled sailing duration from about 8 hours.

Whilst we’ve taken great care to ensure the information on this page is correct, as the frequency and duration of crossings on all routes can vary from time to time we’d advise that you get a live quote for current availability on this Northern Ireland England crossing between Belfast and Liverpool Birkenhead.

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Ferries from Northern Ireland to England

About Northern Ireland:

Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom, located in the North-east part of the island of Ireland, with the Republic of Ireland in the South-west.

Northern Ireland has plenty of inspirational locations, stunning landscapes and friendly people. Each region in Northern Ireland is very distinctive with much to offer. Its capital and largest city Belfast was the birthplace of the Titanic and now has the world’s largest Titanic Belfast visitor experience to uncover the story of the Titanic.

The ports of Northern Ireland provide the perfect gateway to the rest of the UK by ferry with regular and high speed crossings on offer to Scotland and the Isle of Man as well as a longer crossings travelling further south to England.

Ireland features many ferry departures to the UK as well as some routes to the continent via France so you could also choose to drive to Ireland and sail from there.

About England:

England is the largest and most populous of the four 'home nations' that make up the United Kingdom.

Geographically England is defined as the region in the central and southern parts of the United Kingdom with Scotland to the North, Wales to the West and North Ireland to the West across the Irish Sea.

England can be divided into Northern England, the Midlands and Southern England with London in the South as the capital and centre of finance and culture.

Ferry travel is a very popular and well developed mode of reaching England, especially with visitors from Ireland and Northern Europe. It is an island after all.

With a choice of numerous ferry ports on offer connecting the likes of Ireland across the Irish Sea, France across the channel and Holland across the North Sea, it is no surprise that crossings to England and its numerous world class ports are managed by some of the largest, luxurious and most well-known ferry companies in operation.