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There are three fast ferry routes from Scotland to Belfast, from Larne, Stranraer, & Troon.

Other routes are form Douglas on the Isle of Man and Fleetwood by Blackpool in England.

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Cairnryan to Larne, Ferry, is the shortest crossing from Scotland to Ireland, about 46 miles, 1 hour travel time on the fast ferry, P&O Express.

Larne is situated about 20 miles north of Belfast. The P&O website often offers day trips (ferry/coach) throughout Ireland from Larne or Scottish trips from Cairnryan.

Regular coach and train services run between Larne and Belfast.

There are regular Buses between Cairnryan and Stranraer to the south, or north to Ayr and Glasgow. Trains also run from Stranraer to Ayr and Glasgow, you can pay on the trains.

This craft once held the Blue Riband for the fastest Atlantic crossing under the name Catalonia.

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Cairnryan to Belfast, Ferry the largest ferries on the crossing to Ireland, about 50 miles, taking about 2 hours 15 minutes.

The new terminal at Cairnryan opened November 21st 2011 with two new ships, the Stena Superfast VII & VIII fastcraft that travel at about 30 knots between Belfast and Cairnryan.

The Stena website often lists cut price crossings and crossings with coach tours included under Special Offers.

The new Stena dock in Belfast is situated at the entrance to Belfast Harbour, about 4 miles from the city centre. There are regular inexpensive buses to the city centre as well as taxis. More information. . Google Map.

There are regular Buses between Cairnryan & Ayr and Glasgow. Trains also run from Stranraer to Ayr and Glasgow, you can pay on the trains.


Troon to Larne, Ferry, was one of the fastest crossing from Scotland to Ireland, about 73 miles, 2 hours travel time on the fast ferry, P&O Express.

This route is no longer available since early 2016 due to it being unprofitable.

This craft once held the Blue Riband for the fastest Atlantic crossing under the name Catalonia.

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Ferry Website . Google Map.


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Douglas to Belfast, Ferry, is a crossing from Douglas on the Isle of Man to Belfast, about 104 miles, 2 hours 45 minutes travel time.

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company operates 2 ships, The Ben my Chree offering a freight and passenger service to the island from Heysham

The fast craft, Manannan is operated to other destinations including Liverpool, Dublin and Belfast through the summer.

The Douglas Ferry Terminal in Belfast is situated about 1 mile from the city centre. There is a bus station close to the terminal and taxis are normally waiting on the ferries.

Ferry Website . Google Map.


 

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