Ferries to Northern Ireland

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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.

How much is the ferry to Northern Ireland?

Route Price Fare Details
Cairnryan - Belfast
(Stena Line)
£110
  • Booked: Monday, 5 August 2019
  • Travel: Friday, 23 August 2019 (One Way)
  • Car + 1
Cairnryan - Larne
(P&O Ferries)
£166
  • Booked: Sunday, 11 August 2019
  • Travel: Friday, 23 August 2019 (One Way)
  • Car + 2
Liverpool Birkenhead - Belfast
(Stena Line)
£129
  • Booked: Wednesday, 7 August 2019
  • Travel: Sunday, 1 September 2019 (One Way)
  • Car + 1

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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.


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.


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.

Reviews

  • 05 Aug 2019
    Thanks
    • Our original booking was cancelled because the daylight sailing on Tuesday 6th was cancelled - we managed to get on to the overnight sailing - and even got a cabin although the ferry was as full as I have ever seen it! The staff were very kind, as I am somewhat disabled. So a big 'Thank You' to Stena and its staff.

      Review by MARGARET CASWELL

  • 02 Aug 2019
    Good trip to Larne
    • Good facilities on board, pleasant atmosphere, easy crossing. I was unhappy that it was impossible to get a free glass of water with food.

      Review by PETER SANDERS

  • 01 Aug 2019
    Room for improvement
    • Bording and chek-in very efficient. Good, quick journey from Stranraer to Larne. Not enough customer space in the bar or the canteen or overall and they've replaced the quiet room with a film room, but thank goodness a member of staff let us go into the truckers rest room. Quality of food very poor and catering staff not very friendly.

      Review by KEVIN STANNARD

  • 30 Jul 2019
    First time experiene with Stena
    • Check in at Birkenhead was very smooth and efficient, slightly less so in Belfast but once through the queue all was fine. Better café facilities in Birkenhead than Belfast, but they were adequate. Straightforward procedure in and off the ship. Cleanliness high. Lounge worth the extra. Staff there were extremely helpful and friendly - nothing was too much trouble -one of twin sisters was on duty on the outward journey and the other twin was on the return trip and they were great! AFerry which does everything on line. I had to change my booking and the messaging facility was very quick. The operator was very helpful and the change of booking was dealt with very promptly and efficiently.

      Review by Anon

  • 21 Jul 2019
    Great sail
    • From booking to check in everything was essy to do.Ferry was very clean and staff very professional.Had booked seats in Hygge lounge which was a bonus as ferry was busy.Will definitely use this route again when visiting Ireland.

      Review by LORRAINE WILLIAMSON

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