Northern Ireland

Make your journey as relaxing as the destination

With open spaces and plenty of room our crossings are one of the safest ways to get away this year.

Explore Northern Ireland and beyond, with P&O Ferries. No matter where you’re travelling to, we will ensure your trip gets off to the best possible start! Think endless entertainment, foods from around the world, (including our new vegan options) and plenty of opportunities to get out on deck and take in those sea views. We think it’s fair to say, your holiday starts as soon as you step on deck. Plus, if you book direct you won’t find a better deal!

If you’re looking to explore the sights of Northern Ireland, our daily crossings from Cairnryan to Larne will ensure you arrive right in to the heart of Northern Ireland. With countless opportunities to explore the beautifully rugged coastlines, and the vibrant city of Belfast, Northern Ireland is an ideal setting for outdoor enthusiasts and city explorers alike. Our ferry crossings to Larne take just two hours from the shores of Scotland - the fastest ferry crossing into Northern Ireland!

Looking to explore Europe? You can explore the delights of Europe on our Hull to Rotterdam route, with plenty of entertainment and dining options onboard our Hull to Rotterdam ferries, you can sit back and unwind as you sail into the sunset. Rest and recuperate in one of our en suite cabins overnight and wake up ready to continue your European adventure.

Find out more about Northern Ireland below and start planning your next adventure with P&O Ferries today.






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Dunluce Castle in Bushmills, Northern Ireland

Exploring Northern Ireland

Cairnryan to Larne

Northern Ireland is within easy reach of Scotland on our Cairnryan to Larne route, which is our fastest route to Ireland. With seven 2 hour crossings a day, getting the ferry to Ireland with your car, caravan or motorhome, on foot or by bike allows you more flexibility and the freedom to do as you please.

Our ferries to Ireland offer a great range of eating and drinking facilities, including our exclusive Club Lounge – complete with complimentary extras. We also have a number of lounges throughout the ships, for you to rest and recuperate in, before you continue on your travels.

Take a look at our current sailing schedule for our Cairnryan to Larne ferries here.

Giant Causeway in Northern Ireland

Serene Staycations

If you’re looking to explore a little closer to home this summer and avoid the crowds once restrictions have been lifted, then Scotland or Northern Ireland could be for you. Travelling on our Cairnryan to Larne route will give you easy access to the great outdoors, as well as city escapes! With national parks, mountain peaks and rugged coastlines to explore, all within a short drive from our ports, Scotland and Northern Ireland both offer the perfect opportunity for a summer staycation. 

We have some great staycation reads over on our blog too, so sit back, take a read and let us inspire that long awaited break away. From ‘Staycations in Scotland’ to ‘Five Reasons to Spend your UK Staycation in Northern Ireland’, we have plenty of inspiration and top tips for staying that little bit closer to home this summer.

Book direct today for the best deals on your staycation.

Hiking in Scotland post-coronavirus

Canal Cruise in Amsterdam

Hull to Rotterdam

We operate daily overnight sailings from Hull to Rotterdam throughout the year, so travelling to Holland with P&O Ferries is a venture in itself. We’ll sail you directly in to Rotterdam, so you wake up in Holland with a whole day of adventures ahead of you.

Our ships offer plenty of entertainment options onboard. From live entertainment, bars and a casino to quiet rooms, a Cinema and our World Duty Free shops, you’ll be spoilt for choice on how to spend your time during the crossing.

Relax over dinner and drinks in one of our dining areas, then head to your ensuite cabin - for that all important restful night’s sleep, as you sail overnight to Rotterdam. Choose from a range of private cabin options, all fully equipped with en-suite. Or, upgrade to sea views and club cabins for a little more luxury. Whichever cabin you decide to choose you’ll be sure to wake up feeling refreshed and ready for your journey ahead.

View our current sailing schedule for our Hull to Rotterdam ferries here or visit our dedicated page here.


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Causeway coast, Northern Ireland

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