Ferries to Belfast

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Stena Line have two ferries to Belfast, one from Cairnyan and one from Liverpool. Both routes operate on a daily basis but the ferry from Cairnryan is considerably quicker at 2 hours 15 mins compared to 8 hours from Liverpool.

To book a crossing that departs within the 7 days, please email overseastravel@campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk

We also recommend you check the latest guidance with your chosen operator and stay up to date with the latest official advice: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice

Ferry routes to Belfast

Operator Departure Port
Frequency Duration
Stena Line Cairnryan
6 daily 2 hours 15 mins Bookit
Stena Line Liverpool (Birkenhead)
Up to 2 Daily 8 hours Bookit


There are 4 berth inside and outside, disabled and Comfort Plus cabins available along with Stena Plus Lounge on routes from Liverpool.

Travel time on the Cairnryan to Belfast route is only 135 mins and therefore only offers the use of Stena Line's Superfast Suite and Plus Lounge.

On Board Facilities and Information

Both routes boast self-service restaurants and cafes. Ferries from Liverpool have a bar onboard.

Pets are permitted on both routes. There are limited kennels available on crossings from Liverpool. Pets not in kennels must remain in the owner's vehicle.

Campsites near Belfast

Campsite Distance from Belfast ferry port
Delamont Country Park 21 miles

More about Belfast

Belfast is comfortably the largest city in Northern Ireland, and serves as the administrative centre of the province, with a population in the city of around 290,000. The Port of Belfast is the major maritime terminal in Northern Ireland for both passengers and goods, handling two-thirds of the province's seafaring trade.

Belfast's poor reputation as a result of activities in the 1970s and 1980s is now firmly in this modern city's past. There is plenty to see and do, and accommodation ranges from simple guest houses to exclusive, five-star-plus hotels.

The focus of the city centre is on Donegall Square, with Belfast City Hall at the centre. There are plenty of streets that lead off from this focal point, all lined with shops and restaurants matching all possible descriptions. Belfast also has plenty of night-life, with city centre pubs staying open until 1am, and clubs typically an hour or so later, although alcohol is not served after 1am.

Aside from the impressive City Hall, any tour of Belfast should also take in Saint Anne's Cathedral, Queen's University, the Botanical Gardens and the Ulster Museum. Belfast Zoo is also worth a visit, particularly to see the prairie dogs whose exploration tunnels extend right throughout the Zoo park.

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