Ferries to Northern Ireland

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Ferries to Northern Ireland - Prices from £219

Using AFerry you can compare all ferries to Northern Ireland. We'll show you all the comparable routes side by side, all the ferry companies and show you a range of dates - all so you can find our best prices at the best time for you.

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Ferries to Northern Ireland are extremely popular. To avoid disappointment please book soon. You should also be aware that if you book close to your preferred departure, prices can be a lot higher than if you book in advance so please book as soon as possible.

The most popular route is Cairnryan to Belfast. The average price this month for this route is £219 for a car and two people return.

Northern Ireland Routes

Northern Ireland 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.

How to book your ferry to Northern Ireland

Booking a ferry to or from Northern Ireland couldn't be easier with AFerry. You can either use the booking form at the top left of the page.


More 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.

St George's Market in Belfast
St George's Market in Belfast

Travelling in Northern Ireland

Rail services in Northern Ireland are run by Translink. All lines offer a combination of express services and trains that stop at each station. Seven trains operate per hour at peak times on key commuter lines.

If you are coming with your car by ferry or planning on hiring a car on arrival, you will find traffic on the left like in the UK. If you are not used to this, don't forget because you may not see a car for a very long time on some of Northern Ireland's meandering country roads and lanes.

Buses in Northern Ireland are also operated by Translink. Between cities and towns in Northern Ireland, there is a high speed coach service called Goldline. In Belfast city the bus service is known as Metro and operates in all the major areas of the city. Throughout the rest of the country (not including Belfast) all local bus services are operated by Ulsterbus.

Rail services in Northern Ireland are run by Translink. All lines offer a combination of express services and trains that stop at each station. Seven trains operate per hour at peak times on key commuter lines.

If you are coming with your car by ferry or planning on hiring a car on arrival, you will find traffic on the left like in the UK. If you are not used to this, don't forget because you may not see a car for a very long time on some of Northern Ireland's meandering country roads and lanes.

Buses in Northern Ireland are also operated by Translink. Between cities and towns in Northern Ireland, there is a high speed coach service called Goldline. In Belfast city the bus service is known as Metro and operates in all the major areas of the city. Throughout the rest of the country (not including Belfast) all local bus services are operated by Ulsterbus.

Belfast Christmas Market
Belfast is well known for its Christmas market

Things to see

Any stay in Northern Ireland must include a visit to Dunluce Castle in North Antrim. Perched on top of cliffs beaten by the waves of the Irish sea, the remains of Dunluce Castle really is a sight worth seeing.

Also in Northern Ireland in County Antrim is the world famous Giant's Causeway. Giant's causeway consists of around 40,000 interlocking hexagonal basalt columns that wander out into the sea. The result of ancient volcanic activity. The Giant's Causeway was voted the fourth greatest natural wonder in the United Kingdom and was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986.

Music lovers and modern day bon-viveurs are also sure to fall in love with Northern Ireland. You can experience just how a pint of Guinness should be poured in a historical Belfast bar like the John Hewitt or Crown Liquor Saloon. The perfect chance to strike up a conversation about topics of the day and the perfect place to receive a dose of famous Northern Irish humour and charm.

you are guaranteed to be seduced by the history and majesty of Northern Ireland's countryside.

For music lovers there are traditional festivals, rock concerts and clubs where the biggest DJs in the business perform to sell-out crowds. Wander down the cobbled streets of North Belfast until you hear the unmistakable sound of fiddle music. Step inside and you are sure to have the night of life. Just don't drink too much of the black stuff or you'll need a hearty breakfast to get over it. In fact, sampling a famous mouth-watering Irish breakfast is a treat regardless of the previous night's exploits, as it is indeed the perfect start for a day of sight-seeing.

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Reviews

  • 18 Apr 2019
    Holiday
    • Excellent much better than expected

      Review by STUART ALLEN

  • 17 Apr 2019
    Super journey
    • We all family went on holiday to Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Our family members were impressed a lot with ferry and journey. We felt this ferry journey was the highlight of our trip.

      Review by SRINIVAS CHITIMALI

  • 14 Apr 2019
    Family adventures
    • Always travelled to Ireland by plane, first experience by boat would highly recommend. Not to have to worry about how much luggage you could carry and great timings for crossing which meant you could choose to travel with less traffic on the road Excellent service thanks

      Review by PETER COOPER

  • 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