Travel by boat

Photo of the Strangford Lough Ferry

A choice of car-ferry services to Belfast and Larne operate from Scotland, England and Isle of Man. Journey times vary from 90 minutes to overnight.

T: 0871 664 6464 

Stena Line
T: 028 9074 7747

Strangford Lough Ferry Service  
T: 0300 200 7898

Sailing Times:    

From Strangford

First Sailing 

Weekdays 7.30am                
Saturdays 8am                
Sundays 9.30am                

Last Sailing

Weekdays 10.30pm
Saturdays 11pm
Sundays 10.30pm

From Portaferry

First Sailing   

Weekdays 7.45am             
Saturdays 8.15am                
Sundays 9.45am                

Last Sailing

Weekdays 10.45pm
Saturdays 11.15pm
Sundays 10.45pm

Sailing every day of the year except Christmas Day


  • Passengers Ordinary fare: Single £1.00, same day return £2.00, 20 Journey Smartcard Top up £12.00
  • Senior Citizen: Free with Smart pass, Single 50p, Same Day Return £1.00
  • Children under 5: Free
  • Children Over 5 & under 16: Single 50p, Same Day Return £1.00, 20 Journey Smartcard Top up £5.50
  • Motorcycle & Driver: Single £3. 50, Same Day Return £5.50, 20 Journey Smartcard Top up £31.00
  • Disabled persons: Single fare £2.50, same day return £4. 00.

Vehicle up to: 

  • 6 metres (and driver): Single fare £5.80, Same Day return £10.00, 20 Journey Smartcard Top-up £50.00 
  • MUST pay for car passengers at rates shown above.
  • Over 6, not exceeding 8 metres: Single fare £10.00, Same Day Return £18.00, 20 Journey Smartcard Top up £120.00
  • Each additional 2 m: Single £4.50, Return £8.00, 20 Journey Smartcard Top up £54.00

Smartcards and Top ups may be purchased from the following places,
Strangford Ferry Terminal, Rathkeltair House, Downpatrick. Kevin Og Newsagents,Strangford.  Centra, High Street, Portaferry.

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