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Book a cheap ferry to Northern Ireland from Britain. All Northern Ireland ferry routes and companies

AFerry.co.uk offers a large online selection of cheap ferries to Northern Ireland, catering for every major route, with all leading ferry to Northern Ireland operators.

Northern Ireland Offers - Our Lowest Prices & Deals

  • Liverpool - Belfast

    • 1 x Foot Passenger(s) Return
      Travel: 04/10/2016 - 05/10/2016
    • from: £33
    • Stena Line
    • passenger(s)

Northern Ireland Offers - Our Lowest Prices & Deals

  • Cairnryan - Belfast

    • Car + 2 Return
      Travel: 21/01/2017 - 22/01/2017
    • from: £150
    • Stena Line
    • passenger(s)

Northern Ireland Offers - Our Lowest Prices & Deals

  • Cairnryan - Belfast

    • Car + 4 Return
      Travel: 25/01/2017 - 26/01/2017
    • from: £160
    • Stena Line
    • passenger(s)

How to book your ferry to Northern Ireland

Booking a ferry to or from Northern Ireland couldn't be easier with AFerry.co.uk. You can either use the booking form at the top left of the page. Or, if you see a price you like on the left, just select the number of passengers and click go.


More about Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has a lot to offer visitors. It is renowned for its friendly people and natural beauty.

Any holiday to Northern Ireland will leave you with a lifetime of memories. Northern Ireland is also steeped in history from Norman castles to remnants of the early Christian era including monasteries, abbeys, and, of course, Celtic crosses.

Northern Ireland is also famous for its lively charming pubs that are the perfect place get a taste of Northern Ireland in the 21st century.

Sitting down to a pint of Guinness in bars like the John Hewitt or Crown Liquor Saloon in Belfast is the perfect opportunity to strike up a conversation with some of the friendliest people you'll ever meet.

Northern Ireland Travel Guide

Explore the unspoilt green landscape or meet some of the friendliest locals in the world in one of Belfast's many vibrant pubs. Northern Ireland will you leave you with memories sure to last a lifetime.

If you are a nature lover, you will love Northern Ireland. In fact, even if you aren't, Northern Ireland will make you fall in love with nature. Pure unspoilt forests, lakes and rivers will take your breath away and help you to escape the pressures and strains of modern day life. From Kebble Nature Reserve on Rathlin Island to Castle Archdale in County Fermanagh, you are guaranteed to be seduced by the history and majesty of Northern Ireland's countryside.

St George's Market in Belfast
St George's Market in Belfast

Travelling in Northern Ireland

Rail services in Northern Ireland are run by Translink. All lines offer a combination of express services and trains that stop at each station. Seven trains operate per hour at peak times on key commuter lines.

If you are coming with your car by ferry or planning on hiring a car on arrival, you will find traffic on the left like in the UK. If you are not used to this, don't forget because you may not see a car for a very long time on some of Northern Ireland's meandering country roads and lanes.

Buses in Northern Ireland are also operated by Translink. Between cities and towns in Northern Ireland, there is a high speed coach service called Goldline. In Belfast city the bus service is known as Metro and operates in all the major areas of the city. Throughout the rest of the country (not including Belfast) all local bus services are operated by Ulsterbus.

Rail services in Northern Ireland are run by Translink. All lines offer a combination of express services and trains that stop at each station. Seven trains operate per hour at peak times on key commuter lines.

If you are coming with your car by ferry or planning on hiring a car on arrival, you will find traffic on the left like in the UK. If you are not used to this, don't forget because you may not see a car for a very long time on some of Northern Ireland's meandering country roads and lanes.

Buses in Northern Ireland are also operated by Translink. Between cities and towns in Northern Ireland, there is a high speed coach service called Goldline. In Belfast city the bus service is known as Metro and operates in all the major areas of the city. Throughout the rest of the country (not including Belfast) all local bus services are operated by Ulsterbus.

Belfast Christmas Market
Belfast is well known for its Christmas market

Things to see

Any stay in Northern Ireland must include a visit to Dunluce Castle in North Antrim. Perched on top of cliffs beaten by the waves of the Irish sea, the remains of Dunluce Castle really is a sight worth seeing.

Also in Northern Ireland in County Antrim is the world famous Giant's Causeway. Giant's causeway consists of around 40,000 interlocking hexagonal basalt columns that wander out into the sea. The result of ancient volcanic activity. The Giant's Causeway was voted the fourth greatest natural wonder in the United Kingdom and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986.

Music lovers and modern day bon-viveurs are also sure to fall in love with Northern Ireland. You can experience just how a pint of Guinness should be poured in a historical Belfast bar like the John Hewitt or Crown Liquor Saloon. The perfect chance to strike up a conversation about topics of the day and the perfect place to receive a dose of famous Northern Irish humour and charm.

you are guaranteed to be seduced by the history and majesty of Northern Ireland's countryside.

For music lovers there are traditional festivals, rock concerts and clubs where the biggest DJs in the business perform to sell-out crowds. Wander down the cobbled streets of North Belfast until you hear the unmistakable sound of fiddle music. Step inside and you are sure to have the night of life. Just don't drink too much of the black stuff or you'll need a hearty breakfast to get over it. In fact, sampling a famous mouth-watering Irish breakfast is a treat regardless of the previous night's exploits, as it is indeed the perfect start for a day of sight-seeing.

Ferries to Northern Ireland Timetables & Sailing Information

  • Belfast - Cairnryan (Stena Line)

    • Timetable
    • up to 6 crossings per day
    • 2hrs 22mins
    • Stena Line
  • Belfast - Liverpool (Stena Line)

  • Cairnryan - Belfast (Stena Line)

    • Timetable
    • up to 6 crossings per day
    • 2hrs 15mins
    • Stena Line
  • Liverpool - Belfast (Stena Line)

  • Cairnryan - Larne (P&O Irish Sea Ferries)

  • Larne - Cairnryan (P&O Irish Sea Ferries)

All Ferries to Northern Ireland Reviews

based on 670 reviews
  • 22 September 2016
    Lovely crossing
    • Cairnryan to Belfast with Stena Line

      First time with have traveled from Cairnryan and what a lovely ship and crossing it was would travel from here again.

      Review by Bernie, Couple.

  • 21 September 2016
    Ferry crossing
    • Larne to Cairnryan with P&O Irish Sea Ferries

      Good crossing though we did not like the look of the food in the restaurant .

      Review by Anonymous, Couple.

  • 20 September 2016
    holiday travel
    • Belfast to Liverpool with Stena Line

      well pleased with this ferry crossing boat left on time and had a good smooth crossing

      Review by Anonymous, Couple.

  • 09 September 2016
    very calm crossing
    • Belfast to Cairnryan with Stena Line

      Would definately use again.

      Review by Anonymous, Family with older children.

  • 02 September 2016
    Holiday
    • Cairnryan to Larne with P&O Irish Sea Ferries

      I would def use ferry again to book for travel back to N Ireland again, it was an easy to use website and by far the cheapest

      Review by Deb P, Family with older children.

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