Strangford II is dwarfed by the Belfast - Birkenhead ferry Stena Mersey, whilst on sea trials in the River Mersey. Copyright © Das Boot 160. Flickr.

Operators and Routes

Rendering of the Stena Superfast series. Stena Line/NIFerrySite.
Rendering of the Stena Superfast series. Stena Line (updated by NIFerrySite).

The information given below is subject to change.  Please check with the operator as no guarantee is given that this information is correct.  Unless otherwise stated services which carry cars, normally also carry motorcycles.  Clicking on the operators logo will take you to their website.

Last modified: 14/04/17

Deckplans

Stena Line

Belfast – Cairnryan (Loch Ryan Port).

(up to 6 crossings per day in each direction)

Passengers, cars, and freight

Rendering of the Stena Superfast series. Stena Line/NIFerrySiteStena Superfast VII

Rendering of the Stena Superfast series. Stena Line/NIFerrySiteStena Superfast VIII

Belfast (Victoria Terminal 2) – Birkenhead.

(up to 2 passenger crossings per day in each direction)

Passengers, cars, and freight
Belfast (Victoria Terminal 1)– Heysham [Freight]Freight only (mostly unaccompanied)

P&O Ferries

Larne – Cairnryan

(up to 7 crossings per day in each direction)

Passengers, cars, and freight

European Causeway

Side profile of European Highlander. Copyright © Steven Tarbox.European Highlander

Seatruck Ferries

Warrenpoint – Heysham [freight]Freight only (mostly unaccompanied)Drawing of Clipper Point. Seatruck.

Seatruck Panorama

Clipper Pennant

Belfast – Douglas (IoM) [Seasonal]Passengers, CarsSide profile drawing of Manannan. © InCat

HSC Manannan

Drawing of Ben My Chree. Copyright © IOMSPCo

Ben My Chree

Strangford Lough Ferry

(NI DFI/Transport NI)

Portaferry – StrangfordCars, Passengers, other vehicles up to 8m long

Rathlin Island Ferry Ltd

Ballycastle – Rathlin IslandPassengers, Cars
Kintyre Express
Ballycastle – Campbeltown (Kintyre, Scotland) [Seasonal]Passengers Only Redbay Stormforce RIB
Ballycastle – Port Ellen (Isle of Islay, Scotland) [Seasonal]Passengers Only Redbay Stormforce RIB

Services which have not started yet

Greencastle (Co. Down) – Greenore (Co. Louth)Cars and passengers

Services currently without an operator

Lough Foyle Ferry
Magilligan – Greencastle (Co. Donegal)Cars and passengers

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