Ferries from Scotland To Ireland

At it’s closest point, just 12 miles seperate Scotland & Northern Ireland, so it won’t be surprise that it is one of the busiest ferry routes anywhere in the UK. Currently there are up 14 daily sailings from Scotland to Northern Ireland. Unfortunately there are no direct ferries from Scotland to the Republic of Ireland, the closest ferry from Scotland is from Liverpool to Dublin

All Ferries from Scotland to Ireland

  Route Sailings per day Sailing
Time
Foot passengers Car & 4 passengers  
Cairnryan  to Belfast Cairnryan to Belfast 6 2hr 15m £24 from £169

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Cairnryan  to Larne Cairnryan to Larne 6 2 hours £27 from £153

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The village of Cairnryan in Scotland with it’s deep water port is now the only departure point for ferries to Northern Ireland. You can choose to sail to either Belfast with Stena Line or Larne with P&O Ferries. The Troon to Larne ferry that was operated by  P&O Ferries closed in September 2015.

In 2012 sailings from Stranraer in Scotland to Northern ireland ended. It was the end of an historical link that had lasted for around 150 years. The new larger ferries that were needed to make ferry travel more econimacal could not handle the shallow waters in and around the port of Stranraer.

The only other ferry to Northern Ireland from Mainlain Britain is the sailing from Liverpool to Belfast.

Other Ferries To Northern Ireland

  Route Sailings per day Sailing
Time
Foot passengers Car & 4 passengers  
Liverpool to Belfast Liverpool to Belfast 2 8 hours £20 from £169

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Choosing your ferry may come down to where you are traveling to in Ireland. If you are taking your car then both Belfast and Larne offer good access to the motorway network, so getting anywhere should not be a problem.

Ferries to Republic of Ireland

  Route Sailings per day Sailing
Time
Foot passengers Car & 4 passengers  
Fishguard to Rosslare Fishguard to Rosslare 2 3hr 30m £35 from £169

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Holyhead to Dublin Holyhead to Dublin 4 3hr 15m £31 from £169

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Holyhead to Dublin Holyhead to Dublin 4 3hr 15m £35 from £169

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Holyhead to Dublin Holyhead to Dublin 2 2 hours £36 from £214

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Liverpool to Dublin Liverpool to Dublin 2 8 hours from £134

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Pembroke to Rosslare Pembroke to Rosslare 2 4 hours £31 from £169

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Ireland is full of inspirational locations, stunning landscapes and the friendliest of welcomes. Discover the unique stories from Saint Patrick to Titanic, from the Giant’s Causeway to the Mountains of Mourne and the Walled City of Derry. Plan your trip to Ireland today, take your car over on the ferry and go further in to this great country.