Ferry to Belfast

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Ferry to Belfast - Prices from £219

Ferries to Belfast in Northern Ireland, sail from Liverpool Birkenhead in England, Cairnryan in Scotland and Douglas on the Isle of Man. The routes are operated by two companies: Stena Line and the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company. The most popular route is Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast with prices from £219 return for a car and two people this month.

Sailing Durations:

Sailing durations with Stena Line on the Cairnryan-Belfast service are from 2 hours 15 minutes, with up to 6 daily crossings. On the Liverpool-Belfast service from 8 hours with up to 2 daily crossings.

Sailing durations with the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company on the Douglas-Belfast service are from 4 hours and 45 minutes. However the service times are approximate and subject to tidal and weather conditions, so we advise you check the sailing times by doing a live quote.

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Belfast Routes

Belfast Special Offers

Save 10% + FREE Flexi Upgrade with Stena Line!

Save 10% + FREE Flexi Upgrade with Stena Line!
Book by 30/04/2019. Travel up to 05/01/2020.
Take your car and head off to Ireland or Britain and save 10% + we will give you a FREE Flexi upgrade, giving you the freedom to change your plans without amendment fees! Available on the Cairnryan-Belfast and Liverpool-Belfast routes. Valid for Economy & Flexi fares. Excludes freight, foot passengers and vans. Book 48 hours in advance.

Onboard your Belfast Ferry with Stena Line

The Stena ferries sailing between the UK and Northern Ireland on the Liverpool to Belfast route are the Stena Lagan and the Stena Mersey. These bright and spacious ships offer great shopping onboard, comfortable areas to relax in and a great choice in food and drink.

The Stena superferries sailing between Scotland and Northern Ireland (Cairnryan-Belfast) are Stena Superfast VII and Stena Superfast VIII. Onboard these superferries you can enjoy the Nordic Spa, the POD Lounge, The Living Room and Taste restaurant. Plus free Wi-Fi, free movies and the exclusive Stena Plus Lounge. These ferries offer comfortable areas to relax in, great choice in food, shopping and entertainment and of course a warm Irish welcome.

Enjoy fine dining onboard
Stena Line ships

You will find all Stena Line ferries offer the highest standards of comfort and all the onboard facilities you could possibly dream of including play areas, shops, wi-fi access, bars, cafes and restaurants. You can choose from several different cabin types to suit your needs or choose a luxury one if you want to treat yourself.

Onboard Stena Line Accommodation

4 berth comfort class

Treat yourself and book a Comfort Class cabin, offering a little bit of extra luxury for the discerning traveller.

Facilities include:

  • 4 berths with DUX luxury mattresses
  • En-suite facilities including toilet, sink and shower
  • Towels, shower gel and hair dryer
  • Desk area
  • Fridge with complimentary still and sparkling water
  • Complimentary fruit bowl
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Flatscreen TV with multiple free view channels
  • Window
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary shortbread

4 berth inside

This Standard Class cabin without a window (inside) is suitable for 1 to 4 people. Inside you'll find:

  • 4 single beds. Wall mounted or bunk beds.
  • Ensuite bathroom with a shower & toilet

Exact cabin facilities may vary depending on the ship or route you sail on. Some cabins may also feature:

  • Television. Gothenburg, Dublin, Rosslare and Belfast routes.
  • Luxury DUX mattresses. Gothenburg and Belfast routes.
  • Free Wifi. Belfast routes.
  • Desk area. Rosslare and Dublin routes.

Onboard your Belfast Ferry with the Isle of Man Steam Packet

You will find all Isle of Man Steam Packet ferries offer the highest standards of comfort and great onboard facilities. When you travel with Isle of Man Steam Packet, you will find the Ocean Avenue shop selling a wide variety of products including newspapers and magazines. If you fancy something a bite to eat or a quick drink you will also find a choice of bars and restaurants on board. Steam Packet chefs and staff use Fairtrade and local produce from the Isle of Man meaning your food is not only delicious but kind on the environment too.

Isle of Man Steam Packet
Isle of Man Steam Packet
Isle of Man Steam Packet
Isle of Man Steam Packet ships

Onboard Isle of Man Steam Packet Accommodation

Niarbyl Lounge Seat

Niarbyl Lounge Seat

These seats are located in the "Nairbyl" lounge. This lounge is the perfect place for a quiet and comfortable journey. The seats are very comfortable.

First Class Seat

First Class Seat

The Premium Lounge offers additional facilities and services to enhance your travel experience:

  • Exclusive lounge with comfortable seating
  • Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages served at your seat
  • Complimentary newspapers and selection of magazines
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Access to laptop and mobile phone charging points.
  • Pillows and blankets available on request
  • On request the onboard service team are also happy to assist with any purchases you may wish to make from onboard Café or Bar outlets

Please note: On fast ferry services the Premium Lounge may only be used by passengers aged 8 or over.

4 Berth Cabin

4 Berth Cabin

This cabin accommodates up to four people and is ideal if you wish to get a few hours sleep or just want some privacy.


  • Beds with duvet and bed linen provided
  • Ensuite WC and shower with towels provided
  • Television
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • In-cabin service for meals available
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  • 14 Apr 2019
    Check in
    • On the whole the sailing was very good. Only improvement I would like to see would be faster check in system..

      Review by JOHN MCQUOID

  • 11 Apr 2019
    best way to travel
    • We were extremely happy with everything about the experience. Will definitely use Stena again.

      Review by Anon

  • 30 Mar 2019
    Morgan Aero8 coming home
    • Easy trip

      Review by STUART KNOX

  • 14 Mar 2019
    Cairnryan to Belfast
    • Very efficient, excellent facilities, very helpful staff. We were very pleasantly surprised. Would certainly use Stena Line again.

      Review by JOHN CARTER

  • 13 Mar 2019
    Great journey
    • Very smooth crossing from Cairnryan to Belfast. Lovely onboard facilities, great staff.

      Review by KAREN TEW