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Cairnryan to Belfast ferry - cost & duration

Cheapest price£29.14
Shortest Duration2h 15m
Trips per day4
Ferry lines1
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Cairnryan-Belfast Ferry Timetable

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a ferry ticket from Cairnryan to Belfast cost?

Looking at daily average prices in last 30 days, £29.14 was the low point for ferry fares from Cairnryan to Belfast. Any tickets cheaper than £29.14 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on ferry tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most ferry companies increase the price as the travel date approaches.

How long is the ferry ride?

The ferry usually takes around 2 hours and 16 minutes to cover the 45 miles (72 kilometers) from Cairnryan to Belfast. However, the fastest ferry only takes 2 hours and 15 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

What is the busiest day to travel by ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast?

The busiest day of the week to travel by ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast is on Thursday. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out. On the other hand, Friday is typically when ferries are least crowded. If you’re looking for a little extra space, taking a ferry on Friday is the way to go.

When do the earliest ferry and latest ferry leave Cairnryan?

The earliest ferry leaves Cairnryan at 06:00. The latest ferry leaves Cairnryan at 19:00. To see the times for all ferries between the first and last ones, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many ferries are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled ferries that travel from Cairnryan to Belfast every day. Of these, 4 are direct ferries, meaning that you do not have to change ferries at any point during your trip.

What ferry companies travel from Cairnryan to Belfast?

There is one ferry company that operates from Cairnryan to Belfast. Stena Line is the only company that connects the two cities by ferry. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled ferries per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.
FerryDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Stena Line42h 16m£32.97

Where does the ferry leave from in Cairnryan?

Most ferries depart from the main station in Cairnryan, Dumfries and Galloway:

  • Cairnryan Port

Where does the ferry arrive in Belfast?

All ferries from Cairnryan arrive at one main station in Belfast, Belfast:

  • Clarendon Dock

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