Boat and Ferry Travel

P&O Ferries has a one-hour sailing from Cairnryan, Scotland, to Larne, and a two-hour ferry, both with train (more convenient) or bus connections to Belfast, 35½ km (22 miles) to the south. Stena Line has eight-hour daytime or overnight car ferries that connect Belfast with the English west-coast port of Liverpool every day. Stena Line also operates a fast catamaran (1½ hours) between Belfast and Stranraer, Scotland.


P&O Ferries. 0871/664–4777;

Stena Line. Victoria Terminal 4, W. Bank Rd., Belfast, Co. Down, BT3 9JL. 028/9088–4013;

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