Cairnryan
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Cairnryan to Larne Ferry

Depending on the season their are usually 5 daily and 37 weekly sailings between Cairnryan and Larne. The Cairnryan to Larne ferry is operated by P&O Irish Sea. Cairnryan Larne Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Cairnryan Larne Ferry Times

The earliest Cairnryan Larne ferry typically departs Cairnryan at about 04:00. The average sailing time of a ferry from Cairnryan to Larne is approximately 2h 0m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 2h 0m.

Cairnryan to Larne Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Cairnryan to Larne typically range between $190* and $798*. On average the Cairnryan Larne ferry is $545*. The cheapest Cairnryan Larne ferry prices start from $49*. The average price for a foot passenger is $205*. The average price for a Cairnryan Larne car ferry is $628*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

How far is Larne from Cairnryan?

The distance between Cairnryan and Larne is approximately 54.5 miles (87.7km), or 47.4 nautical miles.

Is there a car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne?

Yes, there is a car ferry from Cairnryan to Larne provided by P&O Irish Sea. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and tickets for car ferries between Cairnryan and Larne.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Cairnryan Larne ferry?

Yes, Cairnryan Larne ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger from Cairnryan to Larne with P&O Irish Sea.

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Cairnryan - Larne Route summary
Departure Country UK
Destination Country UK
No. of Operators 1
Operators P&O Irish Sea
Average Price A$537*
Average Daily Sailings 5
Average Weekly Sailings 37
Average Sailing Duration 2h 0m
First Ferry 04:00
Last Ferry 23:59
Distance 47 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Cairnryan to Larne?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Cairnryan to Larne is approximately 2h. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.

How much is the ferry from Cairnryan to Larne?

The average price of a ferry from Cairnryan to Larne is approximately 330 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Cairnryan to Larne?

There is 1 ferry operator for Cairnryan to Larne and this is
  • P&O Irish Sea

How can I book ferry tickets from Cairnryan to Larne?

Ferries from Cairnryan to Larne are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Cairnryan to Larne?

Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger from Cairnryan to Larne with
  • P&O Irish Sea

Can you take your car on the ferry from Cairnryan to Larne?

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Cairnryan to Larne with
  • P&O Irish Sea

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Cairnryan to Larne?

Yes, pets are allowed onboard the ferry from Cairnryan to Larne. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation. Please read the operators pet guidelines. The following operators currently allow pets on the ferry
  • P&O Irish Sea

How far is Larne from Cairnryan?

The distance between Cairnryan to Larne is approximately 47 nautical miles.

Cairnryan Guide

Cairnryan is a Scottish port village located in Dumfries and Galloway, lying on the eastern shore of Loch Ryan. Important in maritime history, Cairnryan has two ferry terminals connecting Scotland to Northern Ireland. The first opened in 1973, originally operated by Townsend Thoresen and now by P&O Ferries, links Scotland with the port of Larne. The second Cairnryan ferry terminal is located at Old House Point, operated by Stena Line, linking to the Port of Belfast.

The village can trace its origins back to 1701 when it was established for workers employed on the Lochryan Estate which features a deer park and bowling green. Facilities in Cairnryan include the Lochryan Hotel, a few guest houses and bed and breakfast establishments, a caravan site built on the site of an old war campsite, a village shop and The Merchant's House Restaurant.


Larne Guide

Larne is a town and seaport located in Country Antrim in Northern Ireland and lies on the western side of a narrow inlet linking Larne Lough to the sea. The port of Larne regular receives ferries from Cairnryan of Scotland, operated by P&O Irish Sea.

The area around the town has been inhabited for over a thousand years and is believed to have been one of the earliest inhabited areas in Ireland, with the settlers thought to have arrived from Scotland via the North Channel.

In Larne’s slightly more recent history, the Scots-Irish Bissett family built Olderfleet Castle at Curran Point in the 13th century and in 1315 Edward the Bruce of Scotland, who was Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland's brother, arrived in Larne with his army on his way to conquering Ireland.


Cairnryan to Larne Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 27/5/2024 and 2/6/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
P&O Irish Sea 04:00 06:00 2 hours Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
P&O Irish Sea 08:00 10:00 2 hours Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
P&O Irish Sea 11:00 13:00 2 hours Mon
P&O Irish Sea 12:00 14:00 2 hours Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
P&O Irish Sea 14:00 16:00 2 hours Sun
P&O Irish Sea 16:00 18:00 2 hours Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
P&O Irish Sea 17:00 19:00 2 hours Mon
P&O Irish Sea 20:00 22:00 2 hours Everyday
P&O Irish Sea 23:59 01:59 2 hours Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
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