Ferry from Birkenhead (Liverpool) to Belfast in Ireland


All ferry operators have taken several precautionary safety measures to ensure a safe and comfortable journey for all, the latest of which is to recommend the wearing of face coverings where social distancing is difficult to practise. Some ferry companies still have restrictions on which travel routes are operational at this time. Information is changing daily, so please check back again if your preferred route is not operational.

There are two sailings each day (except Monday, when there is one) between Birkenhead and Belfast and the crossing time for the ferry is approximately 8 hours.

  • Standard prices: Car plus 4 passengers from £200
  • Foot passengers from just £22 one way
Liverpool to Belfast
Queens Bridge, Belfast

Queens Bridge, Belfast

Though Birkenhead is not in Liverpool, the route is often referred to as the Liverpool Belfast ferry and is the only ferry connection between England and Northern Ireland and is a great alternative to the Scotland to Northern Ireland crossings. Although the crossings to Northern Ireland are shorter from Scotland, it will save quite a few hours drive for most folk living in England.

There is currently both a day and evening sailing available, so whether or not you wish to arrive fresh in the morning the next day or relax on a day sailing, the choice is yours. The modern ferries provide passengers with comfort and reliability all year round.

Whilst on board the staff will endeavour to ensure that you have a comfortable and pleasant trip. Why not enjoy a meal in the restaurant, unwind with a drink in the lounge or simply relax in one of the spacious cabins, all equipped with en-suite facilities.

The city center is perhaps best explored on foot as it takes just an hour to walk from one end of town to the other. The heart of downtown Belfast is centred upon Donegall Square, around which can be found the Albert Memorial, the Grand Opera House and the Crown Liquor Saloon, Belfast’s most famous pub.

If your venturing further in Belfast surrounding areas and the rest of northern Ireland, taking your car to Ireland on the ferry is great way of discovering this beautiful island.

For what ever reason you are visiting Belfast, your sure to have great time in the lively capital of Northern Ireland.