Ferry to Ireland from Scotland
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Ferry from Scotland to Ireland
If you want to travel to Ireland from Scotland, you can do so by ferry. There are two direct boats to Northern Ireland. From here you can continue your journey to your destination.
There are no direct ferries from Scotland to Ireland. Ireland can be reached from England but the nearest crossing departs from Liverpool. That is a relatively far drive from Scotland, namely 135 miles. This crossing also takes much longer, which makes this choice not practical.
On our ferry map below, you can see where the crossings to Ireland from Scotland are.
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P&O Ferry from Scotland to Larne
This ferry costs about £26 for a single journey as a foot passenger. A trip for two people with a car in high season can be from around £113.
Stenaline ferry from Scotland to Belfast
The direct ferry from Scotland to Belfast sails up to 6 times a day and covers 71 km as the crow flies. The starting price is about £32 if you book a single journey as a foot passenger. Do you want to go on board with a car and, for example, two people? Then you pay about £160. That is a rate in high season.
Ferry prices are subject to change. That is why it is best to look at the prices as they are the date when you want to make your crossing. Then you can make a good decision about whether a detour can be worthwhile. You can compare prices in this booking engine.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can travel by ferry from Scotland to Belfast and Larne. Stenaline sails to Belfast and P&O Ferries to Larne, which is located just north of Belfast.
The ferry to Larne is 6 km less than the ferry to Belfast. Cairnryan-Larne is with 2 hours sailing time also fifteen minutes faster than the ferry to Belfast.
Sailing to Belfast is slightly more expensive than from Larne. P&O ferries, which run between Cairnryan and Larne, are generally a cheaper option for both foot passengers and travelers with a car.
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