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Ferries from Stranraer to Larne

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Journey Information

There are 5 daily ferries from Stranraer to Larne. Traveling by ferry from Stranraer to Larne usually takes around 2 hours, but some ferries might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance32 mi (51 km)
Shortest duration2h 0m
Cheapest price£21.79
Trips per day5
Most frequent serviceP&O Ferries Irish Sea
Ferry lines1

How much does a ferry ticket from Stranraer to Larne cost?

Looking at daily average prices in last 30 days, £22.12 was the low point for ferry fares from Stranraer to Larne. Any tickets cheaper than £22.12 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. You should book at least 1 days in advance. By doing so, you could save at least £1.10 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

Monthly average prices

Traveling from Stranraer to Larne by ferry will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, ferry ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around £28 whenever you decide to board the ferry to Larne.

What ferry companies travel from Stranraer to Larne?

There is one ferry company that operates from Stranraer to Larne. P&O Ferries Irish Sea 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
P&O Ferries Irish Sea52h 0m£26.00
  • P&O Ferries Irish Sea

    P&O Ferries Irish Sea

    Book P&O Ferries Irish Sea from Stranraer to Larne from £22. There are 5 P&O Ferries Irish Sea schedules from Stranraer to Larne and you can expect on average to pay for a P&O Ferries Irish Sea ticket to Larne. In Stranraer, P&O Ferries Irish Sea departs to Larne from Cairnryan Port and no other station. In Larne, P&O Ferries Irish Sea arrives at Larne Harbour and no other station.

    An average trip on P&O Ferries Irish Sea from Stranraer to Larne takes 2 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, P&O Ferries Irish Sea offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Larne.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by ferry from Stranraer to Larne during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our ferry partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, ferry carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all ferry passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the ferry.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the ferry ride?

The ferry usually takes around 2 hours to cover the 32 miles (51 kilometers) from Stranraer to Larne. 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 Stranraer to Larne?

The busiest day of the week to travel by ferry from Stranraer to Larne 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, Monday is typically when ferries are least crowded. If you’re looking for a little extra space, taking a ferry on Monday is the way to go.

When do the earliest ferry and latest ferry leave Stranraer?

The earliest ferry leaves Stranraer at 04:00. The latest ferry leaves Stranraer at 20:00. 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 ferry trips to Larne are there per day?

There are 5 scheduled ferries that travel from Stranraer to Larne every day. Of these, 5 are direct ferries, meaning that you do not have to change ferries at any point during your trip.

Station Information

Where does the ferry leave from in Stranraer?

Departure stations

Most ferries depart from the main station in Stranraer.

All ferry stations in Stranraer:

  • Cairnryan Port

Where does the ferry arrive in Larne?

Arrival stations

All ferries from Stranraer arrive at one main station in Larne.

Ferry stations in Larne:

  • Larne Harbour

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