Ferry to Belfast and Liverpool
There are 14 ferries every week on the Liverpool Birkenhead – Belfast route, so 2 every day. With this route, you are on the road for about 8 hours with the boats of Stena Line. The handy thing about this line is that you can often choose from a day or night ride.
It is a popular crossing between the UK and Northern Ireland. If you want to bring your car make sure to book well in advance as the car deck is often fully booked.
On this page, you will find information and tips about this ferry service from Stena Line
Timetable, availability, and compare prices
Booking your ferry tickets has never been easier! With our online booking module, you can easily find and book your desired ferry crossing in just a few clicks. Enter your travel dates and destination; the system will show you all available options. You can then choose the route to Liverpool and Belfast that best suits your needs and budget. It’s that simple!
Ferry Liverpool-Belfast costs
If you want to travel by ferry to Liverpool or Belfast, you can expect the following prices:
- Tickets are available from Stena Line for €40. That is for 1 person without a car and a single journey.
- A crossing with a car and 2 people in a cabin in peak season quickly costs somewhere around €269,-
The prices of the boat tickets are very dependent on the season and the crowds, as you can see above. Book early to get the most benefit and to be sure that you can bring your car, motorbike or camper on board. Also make sure to check the low-fare calendar, a handy tool that helps you save money.
Ferry prices depend on the season and crowds. View the current prices in the booking engine
On the route Liverpool-Belfast, there are 2 ferries leaving daily in both directions. In 8 hours the ferry is arriving in Northern Ireland or England. The crossing over the Irish sea is 219 km as the crow flies. In both directions, you can choose a day or a night crossing.
Be sure to book in time because the ferries are often booked. Check the exact departure times in both directions in the booking module. The ferries leave at 10:30 in the morning and 22:30 in the evening towards Belfast and Liverpool: so both crossings sail at the same time. Especially the night crossing is often sold out so make sure to book well in advance.
Timetable for the ferries – from Liverpool to Belfast
Ferry from Liverpool to Belfast
|Departure||Arrival||Ferry & sail time|
|10:30||18:30||Stena Edda - 8 hours - daytime crossing|
|22:30||06:30||Stena Embla - 8 hours - overnight crossing|
The crossing from Liverpool to Belfast normally takes around 8 hours.
From Belfast to Liverpool
Ferry from Belfast to Liverpool
|Departure||Arrival||Ferry & sail time|
|10:30||18:30||Stena Embla - 8 hours - daytime crossing|
|22:30||06:30||Stena Edda - 8 hours - overnight crossing|
Sail time Liverpool-Belfast
8 hours crossing with, optionally a cabin when you make use of the overnight crossing.
On board the ferry to Liverpool and Belfast
This (and more) can be expected on the Stena Line Ferries
Stena Line sails with the Stena Edda and the Stena Embla on this crossing. These ferries take you in 8 hours across the Irish sea.
- Coffee house
- Duty-free shopping (Alcohol, perfumes, gifts)
- Lounges to relax
- Casino Games
- Happy World & Kids play area
- Free movies and wifi
To get to the departure port, use the address and follow the signs to the terminal when arrived.
P&O Ferries, Branch Dock Two, Gladstone Dock, Bootle L20 1BG
Victoria Terminal, 2 W Bank Rd, Belfast BT3 9JN
Alternatives to Liverpool – Belfast ferry
Traveling to Ireland or the UK? Depending on where you live you can also think of the other ferries from the UK to (Northern) Ireland like Cairnryan to Belfast or Liverpool to Dublin.
Frequently Asked Questions Liverpool-Belfast ferry
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