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Cairnryan - Larne Ferry Port Information


Book a Cairnryan Ferry ticket for your ferry crossing from the Scotish ferry port of Cairnryan to Larne with P&O Irish sea ferries. Book online a Cairnryan Ferry ticket with ferryireland.co.uk in association with whichferry.co.uk


Cairnryan is a small village overlooking Lochryan and is notable today for its large modern ferry port, operated by P&O Irish Sea Ferries, which links Scotland with Larne ferry port in Northern Ireland. Cairnryan port has been of vital importance in maritime history. Being closer by sea to Northern Ireland than Stranraer, the attractions of Cairnryan as a ferry port led to the building by P&O ferries of a roll-on roll-off terminus here in the 1970s, offering a shorter ferry crossing to Larne ferry port. More recently it has been announced that the other main ferry operator, Stena Line, is also planning to move their services from Stranraer to Cairnryan ferry port.


The port of Cairnryan is situated in the South West corner of Scotland, 5 miles north of Stranraer on the A77. 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. The Port is located 5 miles north. From the North Cairnryan is reached by following the A77 Coast Road from Ayr

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Larne to Cairnryan Ferry Port Information


Book a Larne Ferry to Cairnryan in the UK. Book a Larne Ferry with Stena Line. Book a Larne Ferry with ferryireland.co.uk in association with whichferry.co.uk


Larne is both the most modern and the most ancient of places. The name of the town is believed to have derived from a prince called Lathar, son of an ancient Irish king, who was granted the lands by his father. The area came to be called Lathar-na, meaning the lands of Lathar, and this has been anglicised to Larne. Archaeology has produced remains and artifacts in the area suggesting an ancient culture which lived close to the shores of the North Channel and traded with others around the coasts of Scotland.


The port of Larne is approximately a 25 minutes drive North of Belfast. From Belfast: Take the M2 Motorway north staying in Lane 2 (of 5) or (if overtaking), lane 3 (of 5). After about a mile, you will pas under two fly-overs, which are an overhead interchange. Follow the motorway for a further 1/2 mile and you will notice that it appears to split into three. To your left is a tight left turning slip road, to Greencastle; straight ahead are the two lanes of the M2 which actually turn to the left before rising uphill and the two lanes to the right become the M3 and follow the shoreline of Belfast Lough. It is crucial that at this point you are in lane 2 or 3. Follow the motorway up the hill for about 3 miles (5km), and after it levels out, you will be aware of a slip road to your left which will take you to Larne via the A8(M). Leave the M2 at this point and on the off-slip get into the right hand lane as you are approaching a roundabout type junction. As you travel around the roundabout, you will pass under a flyover, that is the Motorway. Take the next exit from the roundabout and travel uphill and then down to another roundabout. Go straight ahead at this roundabout and follow this road until you reach Larne. As you reach Larne you will become aware of good sign posting towards the ferry port.

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A Ferry to Ireland will take you there to explore all of the above. Explore Ireland by car, on foot, by bicycle or on horseback. Explore Ireland with whichferry.co.uk. Our ferry routes include; Liverpool to Dublin, Cairnryan to Larne and Troon to Larne with P&O Irish Ferries. You can also use the ferry services of Irish Ferries to and from the ferry ports of; Hollyhead to Dublin, Pembroke to Rosslare, or if sailing between Ireland and France: Rosslare to Cherbourg and Rosslare to Roscoff.

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