Belfast to Cairnryan Ferry


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  • 5 crossings daily
    2 hr 15 min
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Getting the best price for your Belfast to Cairnryan ferry

With AFerry we always give you our best prices for ferries from Belfast to Cairnryan. No matter which page you book from we always include all our special offers. And there is no need to look for a discount code. If we have an offer available, your ferry price will include the reduction or offer. There's no need to look at other websites.

If you're not sure if the Belfast to Cairnryan route is right for you or you can't decide between ferry companies, if there is more than one, you might also find it useful to read any reviews we have available. We ask all our customers to send us reviews for Belfast to Cairnryan ferries. Remember though, that the earlier you book, the cheaper prices normally are. So don't spend too long deciding! Belfast to Cairnryan is a popular route, so we advise you to book as soon as possible.

About Belfast

Belfast is a beautiful city surrounded by high hills and the sea. Belfast is a city full of magnificent Victorian buildings, lush green parks and charming pubs.

From Belfast Ferry port, you can easily reach the city centre and the numerous shops and shopping centers. On Saturday mornings you will find a Farm & Specialty Food Market, and on Friday, a 23 seafood stalls Market. In the south of the city there are many chic designer boutiques and plenty of cafes.

Belfast has various attractions for children, like the Odyssey Complex and Belfast Zoo, as well as many interesting museums, theatres and festivals for adults too. Alternatively you could simply walk through Belfast's Victorian streets and discover the history of this fascinating city.

About Cairnryan

Cairnryan port has been of vital importance in maritime history. Being closer by sea to Northern Ireland than Stranraer, the attractions of Cairnryan as a ferry port led to the building by P&O ferries of a roll-on roll-off terminus here in the 1970s, offering a shorter ferry crossing to Larne ferry port.


  • 03 Feb 2020
    Great service
    • Perfect service for the money paid. Friendly people. Great stuff.

      Review by NELSON COELHO

  • 02 Jan 2020
    • Stena is the best one I ever trip with

      Review by Catalin A Tabacaru

  • 22 Dec 2019
    Stena line ferry
    • Premium Fair but no early disembarkation on outward trip No early embarkation on inward

      Review by MATTHEW SERVICE

  • 05 Nov 2019
    Safe journey
    • The check in very smooth. Boat very spacious and the free coffee fills were very welcome. Access to the ports were easy and convenient.

      Review by KEN MCLAUGHLIN

  • 09 Oct 2019
    Wonderful transport between Belfast and Scotland
    • I considered many transport options to visit Stranraer, Scotland. I spent the day before my eastbound crossing in Belfast and found it to be a wonderful and inexpensive city to explore. The ferry was smooth and comfortable. Excellent experience in the Stena Plus lounge. Return trip was equally pleasant and great value for the money.

      Review by TIMOTHY DAURITY

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Belfast to Cairnryan Popular Questions

Want to know more about your journey from Belfast to Cairnryan? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan take?

The average journey time by ferry between Belfast to Cairnryan is 2 hrs 19 min. The journey time may vary, so use our booking engine on this page to search for a specific travel date.

How fast does the ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan travel?

The fastest journey time by ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan is 2 hrs 15 min, with Stena Line.

What time does the first ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan leave?

The first ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan leaves at 03:29 with Stena Line. Times may vary depending on the time of year.

What time does the last ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan leave?

The last ferry from Belfast to Cairnryan leaves at 23:30 with Stena Line. Times may vary depending on the time of year.

Which ferry companies operate between Belfast to Cairnryan?

Ferries travelling from Belfast to Cairnryan are operated by Stena Line.

Looking for more information?

If you're looking for the return journey, check out Cairnryan to Belfast.