Stranraer to Belfast ferry

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Journey Information

There are 4 daily ferries from Stranraer to Belfast. Traveling by ferry from Stranraer to Belfast usually takes around 2 hours and 15 minutes, but some ferries might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance42 mi (67 km)
Shortest duration2h 15m
Cheapest price€44.12
Trips per day4
Most frequent serviceStena Line
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What ferry companies travel from Stranraer to Belfast?

There is one ferry company that operates from Stranraer 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 15m€47.88
  • Book Stena Line from Stranraer to Belfast from €44. There are 4 trips per day offered by Stena Line from Stranraer to Belfast and you can expect on average to pay for a Stena Line ticket to Belfast. In Stranraer, Stena Line departs to Belfast from Cairnryan Port . In Belfast, Stena Line arrives at Belfast (Albert Quay) .

    An average trip on Stena Line from Stranraer to Belfast takes 2 hours and 15 minutes .

Frequently Asked Questions

The ferry usually takes around 2 hours and 15 minutes to cover the 42 miles (67 kilometers) from Stranraer to Belfast. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

The busiest day of the week to travel by ferry from Stranraer to Belfast is on Saturday. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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.

The earliest ferry leaves Stranraer at 07:00. The latest ferry leaves Stranraer 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.

There are 4 scheduled ferries that travel from Stranraer 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.

City Information

Station Information

Where does the ferry leave from in Stranraer?

Main departure station: Cairnryan Port

Most ferries depart from the main station in Stranraer.

All ferry stations in Stranraer:

  • Cairnryan Port

Where does the ferry arrive in Belfast?

Main arrival station: Belfast (Albert Quay)

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

Ferry stations in Belfast:

  • Belfast (Albert Quay)

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