Belfast ferry port in Northern Ireland is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Douglas, Liverpool Birkenhead, Cairnryan & Holyhead available. With a selection of up to 53 Sailings Weekly, the port of Belfast connects Northern Ireland with Isle of Man, England, Scotland & Wales.
Sailing durations range from 2 hours 15 minutes on the Cairnryan service to 8 hours on the Liverpool Birkenhead service.
Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Belfast fare search.
There are currently three different ferries that run to Belfast, from Liverpool in England, the Isle of Man, as well as from Scotland. Altogether there are about 50 ferries running a week to Belfast, with sail times varying between 2 hours and 22 minutes, to up to 8 hours. For more information about specific routes you can take, please visit our dedicated route pages.
Our ferry service to Belfast from Cairnryan in Scotland is not only our most popular route to Belfast, but is also the ferry that runs the most, sailing up to 5 times a day, with a sail time of roughly 2 hours and 22 minutes. However, most sail times and how often this ferry runs can vary at different times of the year, so please check our route page for more information.
There is no specific price for the ferry to Belfast, as it can change both seasonally and depending on when you book it, so please use our fare finder tool to find the cheapest route for you.
Yes, you can take your car with you on any of the ferries that currently travel to Belfast.
Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Terminal,Albert Quay,Belfast,BT3 9HY,Northern Ireland Stena Lines Belfast-Liverpool,Victoria Terminal 2,West Bank Road,Belfast,BT3 9JN,Northern Ireland Stena Lines Belfast-Cairnryan,Victoria Terminal 4,West Bank Road,Belfast,BT3 9JL,Northern Ireland
If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Belfast Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Belfast Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!