Ferry to Belfast

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Belfast Ferries - Prices from £106

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.

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

Take the car and the kids go free with Stena Line!

Take the car and the kids go free with Stena Line!
Travel up to 5 January 2020.
Kids go FREE on Economy and Flexi motorist fares. Available on the Belfast-Cairnryan, Belfast-Liverpool, Dublin-Holyhead and Rosslare-Fishguard routes. No offer code needed! Travel up to 5 January 2020. Must be booked 48 hours in advance of travel.

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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

Special Offers - Terms and Conditions

Take the car and the kids go free with Stena Line!

All passenger vehicle types – excludes vans, freight, motorcycles and foot passengers. All sailings. Book At least 48 hours in advance of travel and by 23.00hrs, 24 August.

4 out of 5 stars based on 588 reviews

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  • 04 Jun 2019
    • A pleasant journey throughout.

      Review by Anon

  • 04 Jun 2019
    Good crossing
    • Generally the experience was good, my main criticism would be that there isn't a huge choice of food for a vegetarian or vegan. Having some salad options would be a good addition. Other than that had an enjoyable ferry ride and would definitely do it again.

      Review by Anon

  • 02 Jun 2019
    Quiet, smooth, trouble-free journey
    • Very comfortable smooth journey. Very quiet so no delays boarding or disembarking and plenty of space. Paid extra to go in lounge with reclining seats Had the place to myself! My seat had no blanket though so borrowed one from another chair. Didn't avail of on-board catering so can't comment.

      Review by ANNIE

  • 01 Jun 2019
    Good crossing
    • Very good crossings and very easy checking in both sides

      Review by Anon

  • 31 May 2019
    Liverpool to Belfast Ferry
    • Not sure why I am reviewing again as I already left a review on board the ship

      Review by BRIAN LEEDHAM