Cairnryan to Northern Ireland Ferry
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There are currently 2 ferry routes connecting Cairnryan and Northern Ireland, with services from Cairnryan to Belfast and Larne. On average, there are a combined number of 12 crossings each day between Cairnryan and Northern Ireland, which are operated by P&O Ferries and Stena Line. The shortest crossing between Cairnryan and Northern Ireland is to Larne with P&O Ferries and takes around 2 hours, while the longest crossing is to Belfast with Stena Line and takes approximately 2 hours 30 minutes.
The above information is a basic summary on the services between Cairnryan and Northern Ireland. We recommend using our Ferry Search to find live ferry information and the latest prices.
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 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.