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Larne Cairnryan Ferry

The Larne Cairnryan ferry route connects Northern Ireland with Scotland. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, P&O Irish Sea. The crossing operates up to 49 times each week with sailing durations from around 2 hours.

Larne Cairnryan 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.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Northern Ireland to Scotland page.
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Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Larne to Cairnryan?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Larne to Cairnryan 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 Larne to Cairnryan?

The average price of a ferry from Larne to Cairnryan is approximately 320 €. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Larne to Cairnryan can differ depending on the season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Larne to Cairnryan?

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

How can I book ferry tickets from Larne to Cairnryan?

Ferries from Larne to Cairnryan 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 Larne to Cairnryan?

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

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

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

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

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 Cairnryan from Larne?

Larne to Cairnryan is approximately 47 nautical miles distance apart.

Larne Guide

Larne is Northern Ireland's busiest passenger and car ferry port, handling around one million people and 200,000 vehicles every year. The town itself is located on the east coast of County Antrim, with its maritime history dating back over 1,000 years.

The port’s passenger facilities include excellent lounge areas, a restaurant, cash machines, shops, tourist information and a rail and bus station. The main ferry boat service operating out of the port to mainland Britain is to Cairnryan, run by P&O Irish Sea, with a crossing time of around two hours, while there is also ferry operating between Larne and Fleetwood, in the north west of England.

The town is only around 25 miles from the Scottish mainland, lying on the western side of a narrow inlet linked to the sea. The eastern side is the Magee Peninsular, and to the west is the ancient volcanic formation of Antrim Plateau. Due to Larne’s proximity to Scotland, there are magnificent views to be had towards the Mull of Kintyre, Rhins of Galloway, Islay and Paps of Jura.


Cairnryan Guide

Cairnryan is a small Scottish port village sitting on the eastern shore of Loch Ryan in Dumfries and Galloway. The harbour has two ferry terminals providing services to and from Larne and Belfast: the Larne terminal, opened in 1973 and now operated by P&O Ferries, and the second is run by Stena Line, taking ferries from Belfast.

The village can trace its origins back to 1701 when it was established to house the workers on the Lochryan Estate, which has a deer park and bowling green. The village has a long and important seafaring history and today is home to one of the most popular ferry routes in the United Kingdom.

There isn't a great deal of things to do and see in the village and its facilities include a hotel, some bed and breakfast guest houses, a caravan site which has been built on the site of an old war camp area, a village shop and the Merchant's House Restaurant.


Larne to Cairnryan Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 2024-06-17 and 2024-06-23


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
P&O Irish Sea 04:00 06:00 2 hours Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
P&O Irish Sea 08:00 10:00 2 hours Everyday
P&O Irish Sea 12:00 14:00 2 hours Everyday
P&O Irish Sea 16:00 18:00 2 hours Everyday
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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