Cairnryan Ferry Terminal is easily accessible by road, rail, or bus.
Below you’ll find all the information you need to get there on your departure day. Make sure you leave in plenty of time – check-in closes 30 minutes before departure with a vehicle, or 45 minutes if you’re travelling on foot. Give yourself some extra flexibility by upgrading to our Standard Flexi Ticket.
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Travelling with us
- Departing from
Getting to us by
Cairnryan Ferry Port is just 5 miles north of Stranraer on the A77. If you’re travelling from England/the south, follow the M6/A74 past Carlisle to Gretna and A75 west, joining the A77 just before Stanraer. Coming from Scotland/the north, follow the A77 coast road from Glasgow. There is limited free parking at the port.
If you’re travelling by car:
Visit our travelling with a car page, for more information about getting the ferry to Northern Ireland with your car.
Arriving at the Port
Please ensure you use the correct lane once you arrive at the port and stay in it until boarding the ferry and obey traffic lights/signals. There will be stewards at hand to help direct you if you are unsure of where to go.
Taking Your Pets
No need to leave your furry friends behind, they can come on holiday too when you travel with us as long as you’re travelling with a vehicle. Pets must stay in the car for the duration of the trip. We’ve put together some useful information for travelling to Northern Ireland with your pet which you can find here.
You’ll find everything you need for your journey onboard our Cairnryan-Larne ferries. From eating and drinking to shopping and kids’ entertainment, you’ll be spoilt for choice and the trip across the Irish Sea will fly by.
Shopping at Sea
Enjoy amazing savings on many of your favourite brands in our onboard shop. From beauty to fragrance to confectionery, have a browse and pick up some great discounts on your next trip.
With free onboard Wi-Fi you’re guaranteed entertainment for your whole Irish Sea crossing. If you need something to entertain the kids, why not pick up a colouring pack or drop them off in our children’s play area?
- Eating and Drinking Facilities
- Arriving at
Once you arrive at Larne you’re only a 35 minute drive from the historic capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast. Just follow the A8 and M2 south and you’ll be there in no time. The impressive city of Londonderry is also easily accessible, only one and a half hours drive away from the port. There are also train services connecting the port to Larne Town, Belfast and beyond.