Cairnryan to Belfast Ferry


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

With AFerry we always give you our best prices for ferries from Cairnryan to Belfast. 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 Cairnryan to Belfast 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 Cairnryan to Belfast ferries. Remember though, that the earlier you book, the cheaper prices normally are. So don't spend too long deciding! Cairnryan to Belfast is a popular route, so we advise you to book as soon as possible.

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.

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.


  • 25 Feb 2020
    Stena line ferry
    • Fantastic trip, great staff

      Review by KATHRYN THOMPSON

  • 15 Jan 2020
    • Stenaline ferry from Stranraer was great we checked in quite quickly then a short wait to embark which went very smoothly. The ferry itself was spotless I couldn't fault it the facilities were fantastic. The staff were polite and courteous and food and drink selection was good and reasonably priced I would use this route again

      Review by LAURA GORMLEY

  • 03 Jan 2020
    1st time users
    • We had a great experience the only fault we found was on our journey home as ferry was very busy and it was hard to find seats and as we had a 83 year old with us made things abit uncomfortable for her ... but it was just after christmas so probably abit busier then normal ...

      Review by STACEY BIGNELL

  • 27 Dec 2019
    Travel review
    • Prompt service on arrival to to port and also to off loading would recommend the service

      Review by MICHAEL SCAHILL

  • 16 Dec 2019
    Cheap ferry to Belfast
    • I was extremely happy with the service getting my car onto the ferry and the time on the ferry was very pleasant

      Review by JAMES WALLACE

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Cairnryan to Belfast Popular Questions

Want to know more about your journey from Cairnryan to Belfast? 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 Cairnryan to Belfast take?

The average journey time by ferry between Cairnryan to Belfast is 2 hrs 15 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 Cairnryan to Belfast travel?

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

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

The first ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast leaves at 03:14 with Stena Line. Times may vary depending on the time of year.

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

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

Which ferry companies operate between Cairnryan to Belfast?

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

Looking for more information?

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