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Destination(s) 🇮🇪 Ireland, 🇬🇧 Northern Ireland, 🇬🇧 Scotland
Sailings Up to 6 times per day
Duration 2h 15 mins.
Distance 44 miles, 71 km
Operated by Stena Line
2p+Car+Return in our estimation € 183

The Cairnryan-Belfast ferry runs back and forth between Scotland and Northern Ireland up to 6 times a day. This crossing is operated by Stena Line and takes 2 hours and 15 minutes.

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Ferry to Belfast and Cairnryan

Stena Line operates two ships on the Cairnryan-Belfast route between Scotland and Northern Ireland. The Stena Superfast VI and VII are beautiful ships with many facilities and entertainment.

Ferry to Belfast | Ferry to UK

On this page, you will find information and tips about this ferry service from Stena Line.

Cairnryan Belfast costs

If you want to travel by ferry to Cairnryan or Belfast, you can expect the following prices:

  • The lowest possible price for one adult is €36 for a one-way ticket
  • Two persons with one car during peak season is around €180-€230 for a one-way ticket 🛈
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Availability and prices

Ferry prices depend on the season and crowds. View the current prices in the booking engine


There are several departures throughout the day in both directions. This means you can book a crossing from early morning until midnight. So you can fit this ferry into your travel schedule quite well. Check the exact departure times in both directions in the booking module.

The crossing takes only 2 hours and 15 minutes.

On board the ferry

Stena Line sails on this route with the boats Stena Superfast VII and Stena Superfast VIII

This (and more) can be expected on the ferry:

  • Casual Dining
  • Coffee House
  • Bar
  • Casino

  • Shops
  • Spa
  • Liquor store
  • Multiple lounges

  • Superior cabins
  • Game Zone
  • Playground
  • Free WIFI

Port information

To get to the departure port, use the address and follow the signs to the terminal when you arrive.


Belfast terminal address:
Terminus, Belfast BT3 9JN, UK


Cairnryan terminal address:
Cairnryan, Stranraer, UK

Frequently Asked Questions for the Cairnryan-Belfast Crossing.

Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferry between Cairnryan and Belfast is currently operated by: Stenaline.

How long does the crossing take?

The distance covered by the ferry between Cairnryan and Belfast is approximately 71 km (as the crow flies). The travel time of the ferry is around: 2 hours and 15 minutes.

How often does the ferry go?

The ferries sail around six times daily back and forth between Belfast and Cairnryan.

Can I bring my pet on board?

Yes, almost on all ferry routes, you can bring your pet (dogs and cats). On short crossings, they stay in the vehicle, and on longer crossings are often kennels available or special cabins where you can bring your pet. Remember that countries often have special rules for pets that are taken across borders.

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