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
  • Port address

    P&O Ferries

    The Port




    DG9 8RF


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    Tip: Plan ahead
  • 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.

    Tip: Plan ahead

    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.

  • From £6.65 Comprehensive European breakdown cover  

    5 star Comprehensive European breakdown cover

    Single trip Booking
    Annual cover
  • 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.

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    Priority Boarding

    Extras Addons

    Dover to Calais / Cairnryan to Larne

    Enjoy priority boarding* and parking onboard plus, be one of the first to disembark the ferry on arrival when you upgrade your ticket to include priority boarding!

    Hull to Rotterdam

    Benefit from priority parking onboard and enjoy priority disembarkation on arrival at your destination when you upgrade to Priority*. Please note, we only offer Priority disembarkation on this route due to the nature of the check-in procedure.

    *Upgrade is unavailable for passengers with pets.

  • 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.

  • What’s Onboard

    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.

  • Eating and Drinking

    Visit our self-serve food court for a quick, easy meal, or upgrade to our exclusive Club Lounge if you’re looking for a bit of added luxury for your crossing. Not hungry? Just head to our onboard café or bars for a bit of refreshment.

  • Entertainment

    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
  • Disembarkment

    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.