Belfast Ferries


Taking you to Belfast with Stena Line and the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company

With 1.2 million passengers passing through the port every year, Belfast is both the capital of Northern Ireland and its main ferry hub.

Belfast offers a greater choice of ferry services to Scotland, northern England and the Isle of Man than any other port in Northern Ireland, all of which are available through The city lies in Belfast Lough, a deep natural harbour, just 70km from the Scottish coast and is served by Stena Line ferries and the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company.

Belfast offers some of the best value and most convenient crossings between Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man and England; using's route comparison channel you can compare all the major operators and find the cheapest price to suit you.

Belfast has undergone a massive regeneration in the last decade, emerging as a leading regional economy and a destination of note for tourists. Belfast is rightfully proud of its architecture, from the Edwardian City Hall to the modern Waterfront Hall. The city is connected to its southern counterpart, Dublin, by the A1/M1 motorway and by rail. Belfast also boasts two airports, the George Best airport in the city centre and the International Airport 15km west of Belfast.

Belfast Ferry Services

As Northern Ireland's busiest ferry port, Belfast offers you a huge variety of ferry services:

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company operate up to 3 crossings a week from the Isle of Man to Belfast, taking about 2hrs 45mins.

Stena Line run ferries from Cairnryan in Scotland to Belfast up to 6 times a day, with a journey time of 2hrs 15mins, and from Liverpool to Belfast up to twice a day, with a crossing time of around 8hrs.


Belfast is found on the shore of Belfast Lough around 170km north of Belfast. The capital city of Northern Ireland offers a gateway to the Republic via the A1 and the East by the M1 and M2. There are regular and direct train services from Belfast to Coleraine, Londonderry and Dublin as well as a free bus service to the international airport.

Belfast Ferries Addresses

Isle of Man Steam Packet

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Terminal, Albert Quay, Belfast., BT3 9SS, Northern Ireland.

Stena Line

Victoria Terminal 2, West Bank Road, Belfast, BT3 9JL, Northern Ireland.

Stena Line

Victoria Terminal 4, West Bank Road, Belfast, BT3 9JL, Northern Ireland.

Belfast Ferries Ports


Belfast's terminal services are independently managed by the operators. The large and busy port offers a wide range of facilities, including the following:

  • Barista coffee house in departure lounge
  • New Stena Line terminal building, built 2008
  • Covered check-in area for car passengers
  • Dedicated express boarding lane for premium customers
  • Cashpoint
  • Large pay and display car park