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How to get from Cairnryan to Larne by ferry ?

Looking for the perfect Cairnryan to Larne ferry ticket? You've come to the right place. Taking a ferry from Cairnryan to Larne is a convenient and enjoyable way to travel.

We know that planning a ferry trip from Cairnryan to Larne can be stressful, so we do our best to make your Cairnryan to Larne ferry booking as quick and easy as possible.

With Vivanoda, our easy to use platform, you can compare prices, routes and services of different ferry companies like P&O Ferries. This way you can find the best deal on a Cairnryan Larne ferry ticket to suit your needs and budget, whether you're travelling alone, as a couple or with your family.

Most P&O Ferries ships offer on-board facilities such as cabins, restaurants, shops, Wi-Fi and more. Often they also offer facilities for people with reduced mobility.

To find the best deals on ferries from Cairnryan to Larne simply enter your travel dates and start your search on Vivanoda.

Cairnryan to Larne Ferry Information

Port of departure
United Kingdom
Port of Arrival
United Kingdom
Northern Ireland
33 mi
Ferry Companies
P&O Ferries
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Ferry Cairnryan Larne: Fares, Timetables and Duration

To travel by ferry from Cairnryan to Larne, you'll find tickets range from £25 for one person if you're travelling without a car to £241 if you're travelling with your car. The average price we've seen on the Cairnryan to Larne route is £95. The average ferry crossing time from Cairnryan to Larne is 2 hours. The slowest ferries will take 2 hours to reach Larne, while the fastest boats will arrive in Larne in 2 hours. The first ferry leaves the port of Cairnryan at 04:00. The last boat to Larne leaves the port of Cairnryan at 20:00.

Average price of a Cairnryan to Larne ferry crossing
Price range of ferries Cairnryan Larne (Lowest price for 1 passenger and highest price for 1 passenger and a car)
£25 - £241
Average crossing time Cairnryan Larne
2 hours
Departure time of first ferry to Larne
Time last ferry leaves for Larne
Arrival time of first ferry to Larne
Arrival time of last ferry to Larne

Why travel by ferry from Cairnryan to Larne?

Whether you're travelling alone, as a couple or with the family, a Cairnryan to Larne ferry can be a convenient and enjoyable option for getting to Larne. Here are 3 reasons why we think a ferry from Cairnryan to Larne is an ideal way to travel.

Not to be bored on board... unlike the plane
If you compare the speed, the plane is certainly the fastest way to get from Cairnryan to Larne. But you are stuck in your seat, strapped in by your seatbelt, and there is almost no opportunity to travel. On the other hand, during the Cairnryan Larne crossing on the P&O Ferries ferry, you have total freedom in your activities, to eat, walk, entertain or rest. A totally different experience to flying!
For the comfort of a cabin
Although booking a cabin on the Cairnryan to Larne crossing is optional, it is a comfort that should be enjoyed. Equipped with berths, private bathrooms and sometimes even portholes or balconies, the cabins are not unlike real hotel rooms. While their use is most obvious on an overnight crossing, it is perfectly possible to book one during the day.
To enjoy the incredible sea view
Generally, when we go on holiday by the sea, we look for a sea view as much as possible (at the restaurant, at the hotel, on a hike...). During the Cairnryan Larne crossing, whether you are on deck, dining in the restaurant or relaxing in the comfortable lounges of the P&O Ferries ship, you will simply have a front row seat to the incredible spectacle that the sea offers. Everywhere, large windows give you an extraordinary view of the azure blue sea to make the most of its soothing power.

Which companies operate between Cairnryan and Larne?

If you want to travel between Cairnryan and Larne by ferry, there are a number of companies to choose from including P&O Ferries who run regular services between the two cities. You can find out more about the different shipping companies on this route and their departure times here.

P&O Ferries Cairnryan Larne
P&O Ferries
P&O Ferries is an English company based in Dover. It is listed on Vivanoda which is a comparator allowing you to find a cheap P&O Ferries Cairnryan Larne crossing. On Vivanoda, you can compare Cairnryan-Larne fares and book a P&O Ferries ticket between Cairnryan and Larne. More information about P&O Ferries

Where do the ferries leave from in Cairnryan? Where do the boats arrive in Larne?

Port of departure in Cairnryan

P&O Ferries ferries depart for Larne from the following ports in Cairnryan:


Port of arrival in Larne

P&O Ferries ships arrive in Larne from the following ports:

Larne Car Ferry Terminal
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There are 1 ferry companies operating between Cairnryan and Larne: P&O Ferries.

Yes, absolutely, direct crossings are offered by P&O Ferries.

Before booking, compare the prices of P&O Ferries on our website Vivanoda. Then book the crossing of your choice easily and securely on our partner's website.

If you want to change or cancel your Cairnryan Larne ferry booking, you can do so easily by contacting our partner who manages your booking. Please note that, depending on the fare conditions, some tickets are non-refundable or non-changeable. It is important to take this into account when booking your ticket.

During your crossing between Cairnryan and Larne, you will travel 33 mi.

To go by boat from Cairnryan to Larne, you can find prices ranging from £25 for the lowest, to £241 for the highest. The average price we observed was £95.

The first ferry leaves Cairnryan at 04:00 for Larne.

The last ferry to Larne usually departs from Cairnryan at 20:00.

Experience a Cairnryan to Larne ferry crossing

If you have never been on a ferry before, it is difficult to imagine what a day at sea between Cairnryan and Larne would be like. We will therefore describe this unique travel experience, from embarkation in Cairnryan to disembarkation in Larne, in order to help you better project yourself into the maritime world of P&O Ferries. You can also find some tourist and practical information about Cairnryan and Larne.

Ready for boarding in Cairnryan

Before your Cairnryan Larne ferry journey begins, here are the few steps to embark:

  • Arrival time in Cairnryan port / You should arrive in the port of Cairnryan well in advance. Please check this with your P&O Ferries company. After this time, the company may refuse you boarding.
  • Checking in for the Cairnryan - Larne crossing / Go to the P&O Ferries desk at Cairnryan ferry terminal to check in with your passport or ID card and your booking number. If you are travelling by car, please stand in the reserved lanes. Check-in will take place directly from your vehicle.
  • Boarding the ferry to Larne / Watch out for voice messages in the Cairnryan ferry terminal inviting you to board. If you are travelling by car, P&O Ferries staff will give you instructions on how to board and park your vehicle on the ship.

On board the ship between Cairnryan and Larne

On the P&O Ferries ship, everyone has their own travel philosophy. Some will want to relax in one of the reclining lounges, others will want to make the most of all the services offered on board or simply enjoy the view of the sea from the ship's deck.

Larne is in sight, disembarkation imminent!

Here is some information for the disembarkation in Larne:

  • Approaching Larne Harbour / You will be allowed to return to the ship's garage once the ferry has docked. There is no need to rush. Instead, enjoy the arrival in Larne harbour from the deck of the boat.
  • If you are in a cabin. / You will need to vacate your cabin approximately half an hour before arrival in Larne Harbour.
  • Leaving the ship and exploring Larne / Driving out of the ship's garage is fairly quick. As a pedestrian, you will get out even faster. In Larne you are likely to pass a customs check. Finally, your stay in Larne begins in earnest!


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