Larne to 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.

Larne - Cairnryan Ferry Operators

  • P&O Irish Sea
    • 7 Sailings Daily 2 hr
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Larne Cairnryan Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Larne Cairnryan route is a car and 2 passengers.

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.