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Getting to Northern Ireland

Stena Line ferry sailing from Loch Ryan on the way to Northern Ireland © Stena Line

Stena Line ferry sailing from Loch Ryan on the way to Northern Ireland © Stena Line

Getting to Northern Ireland is easy with many convenient travel options, whether you are escaping for a short break or enjoying a longer holiday:

  • Travel in the comfort of your own vehicle using ferry routes from the mainland UK to Belfast or Dublin
  • Travel light and take one of the many flights available from a UK airport and hire a car for your stay
  • Once you’ve chosen your holiday cottage, call us and we can hold it for 48 hours while you book your transport giving you peace of mind that everything is in place for your break away.

Travel by ferry

Begin your ferry booking with our partner Stenaline by visiting or call 08447 707070

The following information is based on travel between May and September for a car plus at least two passengers (including driver).

Departure Port Arrival Port Duration Frequency Return fare from**
*Liverpool Belfast 8 hours up to 2 times daily £238
Cairnryan Belfast 2 hours and 15 minutes up to 6 times daily £214
Holyhead Dublin 1 hour and 50 minutes up to 6 times daily £139
Pembroke Rosslare 4 hours up to 2 sailings daily £139

 *Overnight four berth cabin: from £25 for each leg

**From prices are correct at the time of writing

Please note: Frequencies are the number of departures from the UK port at peak times. Crossing times may be slower on overnight legs. Note that fares at peak times of day, during school holidays, and on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, are usually much higher.

P&O and Steampacket also offer ferry routes from the mainland and the Isle of Man to ports in Northern Ireland.

Travel by Air              

There are scheduled flights several times a day with airlines including Aer Lingus, Easyjet, Flybe and Ryanair to:

  • Belfast City
  • Belfast International
  • Londonderry
  • Dublin

from many UK Airports, and with most travel times less than 1.5 hours, this is the perfect way to maximise your time away, especially on a short break.

Ifyou are considering flying, we strongly recommend you hire a car in order to complete the journey to your cottage, explore the scenic landscapes and take you to some of Northern Ireland’s other hidden gems.