Cairnryan Ferry Terminal
Cairnryan offers the shortest and fastest crossings between Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Overlooking the stunning Loch Ryan, Cairnryan in Scotland is home to a large modern ferry port. Providing year-round connections between Scotland and Northern Ireland, many travellers just pass through Cairnryan en route to or from Northern Ireland on the ferry, but for the visitor, the town features a hotel, along with many Bed & Breakfasts and guest houses - a great place to pause on your journey.
Get directions for Cairnryan Ferry Terminal
Port address: (P&O Irish Sea Ferries) Cairnryan, Stranraer, Wigtownshire, DG9 8RF, Scotland.
Port address: (Stena Line) Loch Ryan Port, Belfast Way, Cairnryan, Dumfries and Galloway, DG9 8RG, Scotland.
Travelling to Cairnryan Ferry Terminal
Cairnryan ferry port is 5 miles north of Stranraer on the A77 (South West Scotland). From the South follow the M6/A74 past Carlisle to Gretna, & then take the A75 west. Just before Stranraer, take a right onto A751 & then A77 to Cairnryan. From the North, Cairnryan port can be reached by following the A77 Coast Road from Ayr.
Travelling by Train
The closest train station is Stranraer Harbour Railway Station and is approx 5 miles from the ferry port. Taxis are available outside the station.
Travelling by Bus
Coach and bus services from across the UK go directly to Stranraer. From here you can take a local bus service to Cairnryan ferry terminal.
Cairnryan: Port Facilities
The P&O Irish Sea Ferries terminal has a Fables Snack Bar and Shop. At the Stena Line Terminal, there's a Barista Coffee House which has a selection of hot and cold snacks and sandwiches in addition to the drinks selection available.
A Hertz desk is located inside the Stena Line Terminal building.
Both terminals have disabled parking, access and facilities.
Car parks at Cairnryan Ferry Port
P&O Irish Sea Ferries terminal a short stay car park (limited availability) as well as a long-stay car park. Both are free of charge but all vehicles are left at the owners risk. There are 300 parking spaces in front of the Stena Line terminal building, with large spaces for blue badge holders. The first 30 minutes are free. Payment for the car park may be made in cash through the pay stations or by credit card at the travel centre. You may also pay on-board at the guest services desk prior to arrival.
This information is provided for guidance only.