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STENA LINE FERRIES has the widest ferry route network across Europe to and from the
UK, Ireland, Holland, Scotland, Wales, Norway, Sweden and Scandanavia offering fast connections for both leisure and business customers.
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About Stena Line Ferries
Stena Line was founded by Swede Sten Allan Olsson in 1962, and is now one of the world's biggest and busiest ferry operators.
The traffic statistics of over 17 million passengers (translating to 3.2 million vehicles) travelling with Stena Line in 2004 certainly qualify this. Stena Line now operates four routes in the UK, after aquiring Sealink British Ferries in 1990.
The Stena Explorer made her maiden voyage on the Holyhead - Dun Laoghaire route on 10th April 1996, offering what is considered by many as an unparalleled level of service on ferries to Ireland.
Traveling with Stena Line across the sea is a perfect way to travel, from the moment you drive or walk onto the ferry, to when you wave goodbye to the mainland, to when you arrive at your destination port, you will travel in a first class environment.
Onboard Stena Line ferries you can relax and enjoy good food, shop at a fine selection of retailers, enjoy the bracing sea air and the lifestyle of an ocean voyage, whilst planning your next steps in the country of your destination.
Stena Line has a vast network that covers the Irish Sea - bridging both England and Scotland to Ireland, and also the North Sea routes to Scandinavian countries to the North and East.
Stenaline Ferries Routes
Stenaline operate regular ferry service on the following routes:
Belfast to Stranraer
Dublin to Holyhead
Fishguard to Rosslare
Fleetwood to Larne
Harwich to Holland
Holyhead to Dublin
Stranraer to Belfast
Gothenburg to Kiel
Rosslare to Fishguard
Larne to Fleetwood
Varberg to Grenaa
Gydnia to Kailskrona
Fredrikshaven to Oslo
all of which may be booked online.
Stenaline's operational area is divided into three very distinct zones, each with their own particular character:-
Stena Line's routes on the Irish Sea are Stranraer-Belfast, Holyhead-Dublin, Holyhead-Dun Laoghaire, Fishguard-Rosslare and Fleetwood-Larne.
Routes on the Irish Sea include private travel and freight, with a high proportion of customers travelling several times per year. Stena Line is the largest ferry operator on the Irish Sea with over 3 million passengers travelling on our routes every year.
Within the North Sea business area, Stena Line operates the routes Hoek van Holland-Harwich, Hoek van Holland-Killingsholme and Rotterdam-Harwich.
The North Sea routes are operated by RoPax vessels and a high-speed ferry, and provide the fastest direct ferry link between Northern Europe and Great Britain for freight as well as passengers travelling by car, train or bus. The three routes are very popular with freight customers, although many private customers also travel between Holland and Great Britain . The oldest of the three routes, Harwich-Hoek van Holland, has been in operation since 1989.
The routes included in Scandinavia are Göteborg-Frederikshavn, Varberg-Grenaa, Helsingborg-Helsingør, Göteborg-Kiel, Göteborg-Travemünde, Trelleborg-Travemünde, Trelleborg-Rostock, Trelleborg-Sassnitz, Karlskrona-Gdynia and Oslo-Frederikshavn.
Stena Line started originally with passenger traffic between Göteborg and Denmark , and these routes still form the backbone of the business with more than 2 million passengers per year. Stena Line is market leader on the routes between Sweden and Denmark . Transport passengers (private customers with car) are our main business, but there is also strong interest in cruises and package tours to Denmark . A considerable amount of freight transport is also handled.
Stena Line's most popular route to Germany is Göteborg-Kiel, a route for passengers and freight that has operated since 1967. During the days of duty-free, the Göteborg-Kiel route was also a popular entertainment cruise. Today, transport passengers form the most important segment on this route. However, investments are also being made in conference and entertainment cruises. Göteborg-Travemünde is purely a freight route. The routes between Trelleborg and Germany are run under the management of Scandlines AB and attract both freight and private customers.
The Oslo-Frederikshavn service was started in 1979, and is one of Stena Line's oldest routes. More than 70 per cent of guests onboard are Norwegians. The main product on this route is cruises with themes and onboard concepts that are customised to different passenger groups. Typical examples are dance band, hip-hop, student cruises and quiz weekends. Other product groups are transport/package, conference and freight.
Stena Line's route between Karlskrona and Gdynia has expanded strongly during recent years and interest is steadily growing among private and freight customers in both Sweden and Poland . Stena Line started operating between Karlskrona-Gdynia in 1995 through its subsidiary Lion Ferry, but has operated under the Stena Line name since 1998. Stena Line is market leader in package tours between the two countries, with bus and group travel forming a large target group.
Stenaline own or lease ferry berthing space at several major ports across the UK, Ireland, Wales and Holland. Detailed information, including driving directions, for each of the Stena line ferryports is listed below.
The Port of Belfast is Northern Ireland's principal maritime gateway, serving the Northern Ireland economy and increasingly that of the Republic of Ireland. It is a major centre of industry and commerce and has become established as the focus of logistics activity for Northern Ireland. Around two thirds of Northern Ireland's seaborne trade, and a quarter of that for Ireland as a whole, is handled at the port which receives over 9000 vessels each year.
With almost two million passengers and half a million freight units annually Belfast is Ireland's busiest ferry port. It is also Ireland's leading dry bulk port, dominating the market with regard to imports of grain and animal feeds, coal, fertilisers and cement, and exports of scrap and aggregates. Over 95% of Northern Ireland's petroleum and oil products are also handled at the Port
How to get to Belfast Ferry Port
Via M3 - Bangor, Newtownards and East Belfast areas:
Follow gantry signs for M3. Stay in lane marked "THE WEST, THE SOUTH" and again at the next gantry marked "THE WEST, THE SOUTH, DOCKS" Follow the gantries for "DOCKS, YORK STREET" staying in the right hand lane. At second set of traffic lights turn right and move to the left hand lane Just past Yorkgate Leisure Complex / Harry Ramsdens (on your left) turn right at the traffic lights and go under the bridge, stay in the left lane on through the lights along "DOCK STREET" to the "PORT OF BELFAST" sign for the Stena Line terminal and for Seacat follow the signs marked "(SEACAT) STRANRAER ISLE OF MAN".
Via M2 from the North:
Follow gantry signs for Belfast marked 'M2 BELFAST'. Ignore signs for 'DOCKS (N), FORTWILLIAM'. Follow gantry signs for 'DOCKS, CITY CENTRE', moving to the left hand lane. This exit (1B) off the M2 will take you left into Duncrue Street. Stay in the Left Lane and then at the next traffic lights turn left into the off slip, opposite the 'Stella Maris' building. For Seacat Donegall Quay follow the "SEACAT ISLE OF MAN" signs.
Via M1 from the South:
At the very end of the M1 follow the signs for 'THE DOCKS' through the Broadway Roundabout and onto the Westlink. Follow gantry signs marked 'M2, THE DOCKS, AIRPORT / THE NORTH'. Keep in to the left hand lane at the traffic lights nearing the end of the Westlink and then turn left at these traffic lights into York Street and move across to the right hand lane. Just past Yorkgate Leisure Complex (on your left), turn right at the traffic lights and go under the bridge, then stay in the left lane through the lights along 'DOCK STREET' to the 'PORT OF BELFAST' sign for the Stena Line terminal and for Seacat follow the signs marked "(SEACAT) STRANRAER ISLE OF MAN".
Belfast Ferry Port by Bus
The Laganside Bus Terminal is a five minute walk away from the Seacat Passenger Terminal.
Belfast Ferry Port by Rail
The majority of trains call at Great Victoria Street Station in the centre of Belfast, with the exception of trains from Dublin and Larne which terminate at Belfast Central Station near the Waterfront Hall on East Bridge Street. From Central Station you can hop on a connecting train to Great Victoria Street Station. Belfast Central Railway Station is a fifteen minute walk from the Seacat Terminal. Taxis meet most arrivals. If one is not available please use the free phone in the terminal.
Belfast Ferry Port Accommodation
We can also arrange hotels in Belfast and many cities and destinations throughout Europe. For more information and booking please visit our Belfast accommodation page.
Dublin Ferryport is situated 2 miles from the centre of Dublin. If you are travelling by car the ferryport provides easy access to and from all parts of Ireland as all the main roads radiate from Dublin. For passengers who are travelling without cars a shuttle bus service provides transfers to and from the main bus station.
Port of Dublin is Ireland’s busiest passenger ferry port. There are up to 18 sailings a day from Dublin to the UK and the continent and the port is used by ferry companies, cruise ships and high speed ferries. Port of Dublin handles over 1.5 million passengers and over 300,000 tourist vehicles a year.
Port of Dublin, positioned at the heart of Ireland’s road and rail network, has an easily accessible east coast location and offers terminals and facilities to the highest industry standards.
How to get to Dublin Ferry Port
Dublin Ferry Port by Car
Dublin Ferry port is reached by the M1 from the North, the N11 from the South and the N7 from the West.
Dublin Ferry Port by Rail
Connolly Station serves the North and South of Ireland and is situated 4 miles or a 15 minute bus ride from Dublin Ferry port. Heuston Station serves the West of Ireland and is situated 7 miles or a 30 minute bus ride from Dublin Ferry port. Click here to book a rail ticket to Dublin.
Dublin Ferry Port by Bus
The Central Bus Station, Busárus is situated 4 miles from Dublin Ferry port. There is a connecting bus service between the Ferry port and the city centre. Tickets can be purchased on-board the vessel prior to arrival in Dublin. Please note that on busy sailings (particularly day trips) it can be difficult to find taxis immediately available from the Ferry port to the City Centre, unless they have been pre-booked. Click here to book a National Express coach ticket to Dublin.
Dublin Ferry Port Accommodation
We can also arrange hotels in Dublin and many cities and destinations throughout Europe. For more information and booking please click here visit our Dublin accommodation page.
The Port of Fishguard is located on the Western side of Fishguard Bay, to the west of the Town Centre of Fishguard.
The Ferry Terminal is operated by Stena Line which facilities include a Buffet Bar serving snacks & hot & cold drinks, a further Cuppacabana bar, & various drink vending machines.
Other facilities include disabled toilets & a Baby Changing room.
The ferries offer onboard Restaurants, Shops, Casino, & Entertainment.
Short & Long Stay car parking is available.
The Stena Line port is located one mile from Fishguard, in the small town of Goodwick. The entrance of the Port for all traffic is off the small roundabout opposite the Total Petrol station. Foot passengers should arrive at the mail railway station terminal situated at the north of the Port.
How to get to Fishguard Ferry Port
Fishguard Ferry Port by Car
From the East use the M4 route direct to Fishguard, following the A40 from Carmarthen.
From the South follow the A40 from Haverfordwest which is linked via the A40 & A48 to the M4 near Swansea.
From the North follow the A487 via Aberystwyth and Cardigan. Fishguard is located at the junction of the A40 & the A487.
Follow the signs to the Ferry Port which is situated 1 mile north west of Fishguard Town Centre.
Fishguard Ferry Port by Rail
The Platform of Fishguard train station is conveniently located adjacent to the Stena Line foot passenger terminal. For more information and booking, please click here.
Fishguard Ferry Port by Coach
A bus service connects with day-time sailings and takes passengers to and from Fishguard town 1 mile away. There is also a frequent National Express service to Fishguard ferry port.
For more information and booking, please visit click here.
Fishguard Ferry Port Accommodation
We can also arrange hotels in Fishguard and many cities and destinations throughout Europe. For more information and booking please click here.
Fleetwood Ferry Port is owned and operated by Britain's largest ports group, ABP, and is located on the southern edge of Morecambe Bay at the mouth of the River Wyre in the north west of England. Fleetwood boasts a modern ferry terminal, operated by Stena Line, making Fleetwood one of the most important Irish Sea shipping facilities serving Northern Ireland on the Fleetwood to Larne ferry route.
Situated on the Lancashire coast, Fleetwood is well established as one of the UK's major ports for ro-ro traffic to and from Northern Ireland, and has been a major fishing port for 90 years.
The sheltered enclosed dock houses a marina with 300 fully serviced berths, a dry storage compound and comprehensive facilities for the leisure sailor. It is an ideal base for cruises to Morecambe Bay and the Irish Sea.
A 28 ha area of land around Wyre Dock is currently undergoing considerable redevelopment. Known as Fleetwood Harbour Village, this redevelopment scheme features a major retail multiple outlet, located adjacent to the 6 ha Freeport Fleetwood shopping and leisure complex, and to a residential development.
How to get to Fleetwood Ferry Port
Fleetwood Ferry Port by Car
Exit M55 J3 & follow A585 to Fleetwood which is 9 miles away. Follow signs for Town Centre/Docks & then Ferries. Ferry Port is off Dock Street.
Fleetwood Ferry Port by Coach
From Blackpool, take the no. 14 bus to Fleetwood.
From the rest of the UK, there are frequent National Express services.
For more information and booking, please click here to visit our coaches to Fleetwood page.
Fleetwood Ferry Port Parking
There are limited car parking facilities available due to there being no foot passenger service.
Fleetwood Ferry Port Accommodation
We can also arrange hotels in Fleetwood. For more information and booking please click here to visit our Fleetwood accommodation page.
Harwich International Ferry Port (HWH) is one of the UK's leading multi-purpose freight and passenger ports with excellent road and rail links to the Midlands, London and the South East. It is ideally located for North Sea freight and passenger traffic to and from Scandinavia and the Benelux countries, offering first class ro-ro, ferry, container and bulk operations.
Harwich stands on a narrow peninsula, with its streets following the grid system laid down in the Middle Ages. There are antique shops, numerous inns and a number of excellent restaurants that have made the town a popular scene for dining out. There are several museums to visit, many of a maritime theme, and a carefully planned heritage trail adds lot of interest to this pleasant town.
The decision by Stena Line to introduce the HSS 1500 fast ferry on to the Harwich-Hook of Holland route in 1997 prompted a £12 million redevelopment project at the port, which included provision of a dedicated berth and linkspan for the Stena Discovery and major shoreside improvements.
How to get to Harwich Ferry Port
Harwich Ferry Port by Car
From the South: Leave the M25 at junction 28 and follow the A12 (north) signposted Chelmsford and Colchester. At Colchester (Ardleigh Interchange) turn off the A12 onto the A120 following signs for Harwich.
The road becomes single carriageway at Horsley Cross roundabout. Proceed for 6 miles until you reach Ramsey Hill Roundabout. Follow signs for Harwich International Port.
Proceed for another 2 miles until you reach the roundabout - in the middle of the map below. As shown, go straight over this roundabout, and then go Left at the next roundabout, passing Safeways super market on your right hand side, then go over the next two roundabouts, past the freight yards on your right.
Pass the Shell Petrol station on your left and proceed straight over into the roundabout to the check in lanes.
From the North: It is easiest to use the A14 to Ipswich. At Ipswich join the A12 (south) towards Colchester. At Colchester join the A120 and follow as above.
Harwich Ferry Port by Rail
Trains run from London Liverpool Street station to Harwich International. Local rail services arrive at the terminal building, where an escalator will take you directly to the check in point. For more information and booking, please visit our trains to Harwich page. For more information and booking, please click here to visit our trains to Harwich page.
Harwich Ferry Port by Coach
There is a frequent National Express service to Harwich.
For more information and booking, please click here to visit our coaches to Harwich page.
Harwich Ferry Port Parking
There are well sign posted short and long term parking facilities at the entrance to the ferry port. Parking charges are from £6 a day.
Harwich Ferry Port Accommodation
We can also arrange hotels in Harwich and many cities and destinations throughout Europe. For more information and booking please click here to visit our Harwich accommodation page.
- HOOK OF HOLLAND FERRY PORT
The Port of Hook of Holland 's main purpose is to serve as an entry point into Holland and Europe. Hook of Holland is served by ferry sailings from Harwich and is the main port when travelling from the UK.
Stena Line operates the ferry sailings between Harwich and Hook of Holland using Stena Line's flagship, HSS Discovery , the world's largest fast ferry or conventional ferry, Stena Line's Superferry . Hook of Holland is a small town with a population of less than 10,000 inhabitants, the majority of the working population being employed at the port. The Hook of Holland area offers visitors a variety of restaurants, beach and outdoor cafés, pubs and discothèques.
How to get to Hook of Holland Ferry Port
Hook of Holland Ferry Port by Car
The Excellent E30/E25 network of motorways links the Hook of Holland port with Amsterdam, Rotterdam and the rest of Holland. Join the motorway and follow the signs to ‘Engeland' and ‘Hook van Holland'.
Hook of Holland Ferry Port by Rail
The railway station is situated in the port, directly outside of the terminal building. The Amsterdam Express and local rail services arrive directly outside the terminal building from Rotterdam and The Hague.
Hook of Holland Ferry Port Parking
There are large short and long term car parking facilities and conveniently located spaces for disabled drivers.
First 30 min: free of charge
Each following 30 mins: €1
Maximum €15 per 24 hours
1 day: €7.50
2 days: €15
Each additional day: €5
Hook of Holland Ferry Port Accommodation
We can also arrange hotels in Hook of Holland and many cities and destinations throughout Europe. For more information and booking please click here to visit our Hook of Holland accommodation page.
The Port of Holyhead is located at the far west of the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales. The Ferry Terminals, one for passengers & one for vehicles, are operated by Stena Line & Irish Ferries, operating services to Ireland.
The Holyhead Ferry Port terminal facilities include cafe's serving a selection of snacks, & hot & cold drinks, a mother & baby room, disabled toilets, a Bureau de Change & Cash Points. car parking is available in the free of charge Short Term & the Park & Ride car parks. There is also a Long Term car park where a fee is payable
The New Harbour is a large area of sheltered deep water - 650 acres (over 260 hectares) with a basin of over 10m water depth at LWS. Access is 24 hours. The Breakwater, which is an outstanding example of Victorian engineering, was built in the 1860's and runs over 1.75 miles from the shore to provide shelter for the New Harbour.
Holyhead is still mainly a ferry port, and runs conventional, super and high speed ro-ro ferries to Dublin and Dun Laoghaire in the Irish Republic. Conventional ferries take about 3.5 hours for the crossing, whereas the high-speed craft can take as little as 1.5 hours. The ferry terminals are concentrated around Salt Island and the Inner Harbour
Holyhead is a lively town with a number of shops, places to eat, a covered market, theatre and cinema. There are also excellent golfing, fishing and sailing facilities to be found. Historic and prehistoric sites, a country park, impressive rolling countryside and a spectacular coastline to explore.
How to get to Holyhead Ferry Port
Holyhead Ferry Port by Car
The A55 expressway to Anglesey cuts journey times across the island by up to 30 minutes. The A55 ends approximately 100 metres from the port, which is well signposted from then onwards.
Holyhead Ferry Port by Train
Holyhead station is on the main line and can be reached from all over the UK. Trains take about 4 hours from London and 2 hours from Manchester.
Leave the train at Holyhead Station and follow directions along the platform into the main Port terminal. Taxi and Bus services also operate to and from Terminal 1
For more information and booking, please click here visit our trains to Holyhead page.
Holyeahd Ferry Port by Coach
There are regular bus services to Anglesey and Holyhead from all over the UK.
There is also a frequent National Express service to Holyhead ferry terminal.
For more information and booking, please click here visit our coaches to Holyhead page.
Holyhead Ferry Port Parking
There are two car parks available for Long Term parking which costs £5 per day or £20 for 7 days. 60 Spaces are available at the port entrance and a further 500 spaces are a short ride from the port at the main car park. A FREE Park & Ride bus service to and from Terminal 1 operates around the ships arrival and departure times. Cars are parked at owner's risk. The car parks are patrolled and have CCTV coverage.
Holyhead Ferry Port Accommodation
We can also arrange hotels to Holyhead and many cities and destinations across Europe. For more information and booking please click here to visit our Holyhead accommodation page.
Port of Larne is a deep-water port offering superb passenger and freight facilities. The passenger ferry terminal has a café providing a wide range of freshly prepared hot and cold meals and a shop selling newspapers, sweets and gifts.
The Port of Larne offers up to 38 daily sailings to ports in England and Scotland; over three quarters of a million passengers and more than half a million of vehicles pass through the Port of Larne each year. The town of Larne combines an historical past with modern port, shopping and leisure facilities.
The name of the town is believed to have derived from the Irish Prince, Lathar, who was granted the lands by his father in ancient times. The area became known as Lathar-na, and was finally reduced to Larne. Archaeologists have produced remains and artifacts in the area suggesting an ancient population lived close to the shores of the North Channel and traded with others around the coasts of Scotland. Nowadays the trade links still remain, as Larne is a busy market town.
How to get to Larne Ferry Port
Larne Ferry Port by Car
Larne Ferry port 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 flyovers, 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.
Larne Ferry Port by Rail
The Port of Larne is connected via Belfast central station to the Northern Ireland Railway network that serves all parts of Ireland.
Larne Ferry Port by Bus
There is a regular bus service to the ferry terminal operated by Ulster bus. For more information please call +353 2827 2345
Larne Ferry Port Parking
There are short and long term car parking facilities both of which are free of charge.
Larne Ferry Port Accommodation
We can also arrange hotels in Larne and many cities and destinations throughout Europe. For more information and booking please click here to visit our Larne accommodation page.
The Port of Rosslare, or Rosslare-Europort is the port in southern Ireland closest to the UK and European mainland. All the major roll-on roll-off passenger and freight services operate from Rosslare-Europort on the southern Irish Sea and Continental ferry routes.
Rosslare-Europort has four main berths to accommodate ferries. In 2001, it handled 1.25 million passengers, 320,000 passenger vehicles, 108,000 freight units and 57,000 trade cars, following major refurbishment works the previous year. A vehicle traffic system was developed, the passenger information system improved and storage areas for freight and trade vehicles expanded.
Rosslare-Europort provides, at the passenger terminal, a children’s play area, baby changing facilities, car rental, shops, bureau de change, a department of agriculture and immigration facilities. Bus Eireann coaches operates transfers around the road network of Ireland from Rosslare Harbour.
How to get to Rosslare Ferry Port
Rosslare Ferry port is situated at the South Eastern tip of Ireland. The Port is an excellent gateway to the East, South East, West, Southwest and Midlands via the N11/N25 road network.
Rosslare Ferry Port by Car
From Dublin, follow the N11 to the South through Donnybrook and Stillorgan. Please allow up to 3 hours journey time.
From Cork, follow the N8 until you get to the Dunkettle Interchange. Then follow the N25 and change on to the R740 to Rosslare. Please allow up to 3 hours journey time.
Rosslare Ferry Port by Rail
Rosslare Europort rail terminal next to the ferry port is linked directly to the main line stations with trains arriving from Dublin, Cork, Waterford and Limerick. For more information please contact Irish Rail on +353 5333114.
Rosslare Ferry Port by Coach/Bus
Bus Éireann offer coach services from Dublin, Wexford, Arklow and Wicklow and their Expressway service provides links from across the rest of Ireland. For more information please telephone +353 5322522
Rosslare Ferry Port Parking
There are short and long term parking facilities as well as conveniently located spaces for disabled drivers.
Rosslare Ferry Port Accommodation
We can also arrange hotels in Rosslare and many cities and destinations throughout Europe. For more information and booking please click here to visit our Rosslare accommodation page.
Port of Stranraer is Scotland's gateway to Ireland, located at the mouth of the River Wyre on the southern tip of Loch Ryan, South West of Scotland. Stranraer is situated just over the English border, less than two hours from Glasgow.
Stena Line operates the Stranraer Ferry Port Terminal and Port of Stranraer offers excellent passenger and freight facilities.
Ships leave for Belfast from the East Pier of the Stena Line Ferry terminal, where the railway station is also located. The bus station is on Port Rodie. The fast Stena HSS Catamarans leave for Belfast from the West Pier. Five miles north of Stranraer is the port of Cairnryan where P&O Irish Sea Ferries operates its Cairnryan to Larne service.
How to get to Stranraer Ferry Port
Stranraer Ferry Port by Car
From the South follow the M6/A74 past Carlisle to Gretna, & then take the A75 west directly to Stranraer. Follow the signs for the Ferry Port which is located close to the Town Centre.
From the North Stranraer is reached by following the A77 Coast Road from Ayr.
Stranraer Ferry Port by Rail
All trains arrive and depart from Stranraer Station which is located beside the Stena Line foot passenger terminal. For more information and booking, please click here to visit our trains to Stranraer page.
Stranraer Ferry Port by Coach
Express Coach Services operate from Stranraer to Ayr, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Carlisle, Preston, Birmingham, Manchester and London to connect with the arrival of selected Stena HSS sailings.
For more information and booking, please click here to visit our coaches to Stranraer page.
Stranraer Ferry Port Parking
There is a small short stay car park opposite the main terminal which is mainly used for drop off and pick up of passengers. There is also a larger short and long stay car park 200 yards from the main terminal opposite the Police Station. There is no charge to use the parking facilities.
Stranraer Ferry Port Accommodation
We can also arrange hotels in Stranraer and many cities and destinations throughout Europe. For more information and booking please click here to visit our Stranraer accommodation page.
MORE ABOUT STENALINE
Foot and car passengers should check-in a minimum of 30 minutes prior to departure. 1 hour for Harwich ferries other than HSS.
Can I park my vehicle at the port?
Of course. All ports that Stena Line travel from offer parking facilities onsite, or very nearby. There is usually a charge for parking, so please inquire before you travel and arrive prepared: See port information pages on the Stena Line website for details.
Do I need a passport?
Yes you will if you are traveling to most countries. Passengers who are traveling to Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland are advised to take a form of identity; a passport is just one of the accepted forms: others include driving licenses.
Are there any limits to the amount of luggage I can take on Stena Line Ferries?
Day trip travelers on Stena Line and other operators are restricted to one piece of hand luggage, and advised not to exceed that limit for any reason. Foot and rail passengers who are traveling for longer than 24 hours are permitted to take only two items of luggage in addition to their allotted hand luggage. For passenger safety reasons Stena Line allow only hand luggage on any of the passenger decks on the Stena Lynx and Stena HSS. Passengers' baggage must be strictly stowed away during the crossing.
Do children pay to travel on Stena Line Ferries?
All children under the age of 4 travel free on Stena Line Ferries. Children over 4 years but under the age of 16 travel at the same rates as adults. There is, however, a reduction on adult fares if traveling by foot.
Are there facilities for children onboard Stena Line Ferries?
On board all of Stena Line's ships you will find Baby Changing facilities and children's menus in the restaurants.
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