Travel by boat
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
T: 028 9074 7747
Strangford Lough Ferry Service
T: 0300 200 7898
Sailing every day of the year except Christmas Day
- Passengers Ordinary fare: Single £1, Same Day Return £2, 20 Journey Smartcard Top up £12
- Senior Citizen: Free with Smart pass, Single .50p, Same Day Return £1
- Children under 5yrs: Free
- Children Over 5yrs and under 16yrs: Single .50p, Same Day Return £1, 20 Journey Smartcard Top up £5.50
- Motorcycle and Driver: Single £3.50, Same Day Return £5.50, 20 Journey Smartcard Top up £31
- Disabled persons: Single fare £2.50, Same Day Return £4.
Vehicle up to:
- 6 metres (and driver): Single fare £5.80, Same Day Return £10, 20 Journey Smartcard Top-up £50
- MUST pay for car passengers at rates shown above.
- Over 6 metres, not exceeding 8 metres: Single fare £10, Same Day Return £18, 20 Journey Smartcard Top up £120
- Each additional 2m: Single £4.50, Return £8, 20 Journey Smartcard Top up £54.
Smartcards and Top ups may be purchased from the following places:
Strangford Ferry Terminal, Rathkeltair House in Downpatrick, Kevin Og Newsagents in Strangford and Centra High Street in Portaferry.