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.
Stranraer serves as a market town, seaport, garrison town and administrative centre. Stranraer town centre is surprisingly attractive and bustling and also serves as the gateway to the Rhins of Galloway; roads from here head north to Leswalt and south past Drummore to the Mull of Galloway, Scotland's most southerly point. To the west lies Portpatrick, now a beautiful resort complete with harbour. The Southern Uplands Way long distant footpath provides another link with Portpatrick.
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 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 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 visit our Stranraer accommodation page.