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This ferry is operated by Stena Line. Always check the prices before booking and the latest travel information before departure.

Destination(s) 🇮🇪 Ireland, 🇬🇧 Northern Ireland, 🇬🇧 United Kingdom
Sailings Up to 2 times per day
Duration 8 hours
Distance 136 miles, 218 km
2p+Car+Return In our estimation € 220
Operated by Stena Line

The Liverpool – Belfast ferry runs back and forth between England and Northern Ireland up to 14 times a week. This crossing is offered by Stena Line and takes 8 hours.

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Ferry Liverpool - Belfast

Ferry to Belfast and Liverpool

There are 14 ferries weekly on the Liverpool Birkenhead – Belfast route, so two 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 famous crossing between the UK and Northern Ireland. Book well in advance if you want to bring your car, 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 between Liverpool & Belfast in just a few clicks. Enter your travel dates and destination; the system will show you all available options. You can 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 one person without a car and a single journey.
  • A crossing with a car and two people in a cabin in peak season quickly costs somewhere around €269-

As you can see above, boat ticket prices depend on the season and the crowds. Book early to get the most benefit and to be sure that you can bring your car, motorbike, or camper on board. Also, check the low-fare calendar, a handy tool that helps you save money.

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Availability and prices

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

Schedule Liverpool-Belfast

On the Liverpool-Belfast route, there are 2 ferries leaving daily in both directions. In 8 hours, the ferry arrives 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. The night crossing is often sold out, so make sure to book well in advance.

Timetable for the ferriesfrom Liverpool to Belfast

Ferry from Liverpool to Belfast

This ferry from Liverpool to Belfast sails 2 times per day back and forth
DepartureArrivalFerry & sail time
10:3018:30 Stena Edda - 8 hours - daytime crossing
22:3006:30 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

This ferry from Northen Ireland to the UK (Liverpool) sails 2 times per day back and forth
DepartureArrivalFerry & sail time
10:3018:30 Stena Embla - 8 hours - daytime crossing
22:3006:30Stena Edda - 8 hours - overnight crossing

Sail time Liverpool-Belfast

8 hours crossing with, optionally, a cabin when you use 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.

  • Restaurant
  • Bars
  • Coffee house

  • Cabins
  • Duty-free shopping (Alcohol, perfumes, gifts)
  • Lounges to relax

  • Casino Games
  • Happy World & Kids play area
  • Free movies and wifi

Port information

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


Liverpool terminal address:

P&O Ferries, Branch Dock Two, Gladstone Dock, Bootle L20 1BG


Belfast terminal address:

Victoria Terminal, 2 W Bank Rd, Belfast BT3 9JN

Alternatives to Liverpool – Belfast ferry

Travelling to Ireland or the UK? Depending on where you live, you can also consider other ferries from the UK to (Northern) Ireland, like Cairnryan to Belfast or Liverpool to Dublin. You can also look into the overview of ferries to Belfast.

Frequently Asked Questions Liverpool-Belfast ferry.

Which ferry companies sail on the Liverpool - Belfast crossing?

The ferries between Liverpool – Belfast are operated by Stena Line

How long does it take from Liverpool to Belfast?

The distance covered by the ferry between Liverpool and Belfast is approximately 228 km (as the crow flies). The travel time of the ferry is around: 8 hours.

How often does the ferry go?

Stena LineFerries sails 2 times per day on the crossing Belfast and Liverpool, see our Schedule for the exact travel times.

Can I bring my pet on board?

Yes, almost on all ferry routes you can bring your pet (dogs, cats, and ferrets). 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. Keep in mind that countries often have special rules for pets that are taken across borders, more about pets on this crossing.

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