Rail and Sail from Britain to Ireland

Rail & Sail is the affordable, convenient and comfortable way to travel from Britain to Ireland. In conjunction with our rail partners we offer competitive and guaranteed fares on the train and ferry to Ireland with no luggage restrictions! Even better, children aged 0 - 4 years travel FREE!

Dogs cannot be accommodated on the Rail Link coach between Cairnryan and Ayr. However officially registered guide, hearing or assistance dogs will be able to travel on the coach with their owners free of charge.

Change in Rail & Sail Timetable via Cairnryan - Belfast

Please note that our Rail & Sail Timetable to and from Scotland now operates as one departure a day in each direction as follows:

Rail & Sail tickets are only valid on the services shown above.


If you are looking for travel options at other times of day, please click here.

You can book your ticket online in association with thetrainline, all you need is a UK postal address so your tickets can be delivered.


For customers calling from the Republic of Ireland please call 00353 1 907 5388 and for our International customers 0044 8445 762 762.



Your Rail and Sail tickets will be issued by thetrainline, for ticketing queries please call them direct on 00 44 871 244 1545.


Please note: To book a Rail and Sail ticket that includes entry to the Stena Plus lounge and/or cabins, you must call 08445 762 762 to make your booking as it is not possible to book these onboard extras online with your rail ticket.

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