Loch Ryan Port, Cairnryan is located in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland and from here you have a choice of up to 6 daily sailings to Belfast. Cairnryan is a small village with a shop and a couple of B&B’s. However, the port is also located a short distance from the town of Stranraer (approx. 8 miles/10 minutes away). Stranraer offers a number of hotels, guest houses, B&B’s plus shops, cafes, restaurants and petrol stations.
View your route to Cairnryan Port on your browser or app.
Loch Ryan Port
Tickets and reservations
Baby changing facilities
Barista Coffee House
Hertz car hire
300+ car parking spaces
It’s easy to get to Cairnryan Port by car or by public transport.
Loch Ryan Port, Cairnryan is located in Dumfries and Galloway. The port is approximately a 1 hour drive to Ayr, 2 hours to Glasgow and 3 hours to Edinburgh.
There is a large car park with over 300 spaces in front of the terminal building, with large spaces for blue badge holders. Payment for the car park may be made in cash through the pay stations or by credit card at the travel centre. You may also pay onboard at the guest services desk prior to arrival.
|Car Parking Tariff|
First 30 minutes FREE
30 mins – 1 hour £0.50
1 – 2 hours £1.00
2 – 4 hours £2.00
4 – 6 hours £3.00
6 – 8 hours £4.00
8 - 24 hours £5.00
then £5 per day (or part thereof)
Per Week (7 days)
• Pre-paid – £25.00
• Pay on Exit – £30.00
• Lost Ticket – £30.00
• Annual Ticket – £65.00
Hertz desk located in the terminal building. See website below for opening hours.
Further info: hertz.co.uk
All persons entering or using this car park do so at their own risk, Stena Line are in no way responsible for loss, injury or damage sustained by them or for loss or damage to vehicles and their contents left within the car park.
Onward bus connections available to and from Ayr Railway station for passengers on selected sailing who have pre-booked a Rail & Sail ticket to Glasgow, Edinburgh and other rail destinations in Britain. Further info: www.stenaline.co.uk/rail.
Onward coach connections available on selected sailings to Glasgow, Edinburgh and other destinations for passengers who have pre-booked an Express coach ticket. Further info: www.stenaline.co.uk/ferries-to-ireland/coach-sail.
For passengers wishing to travel from Cairnryan to Stranraer and vice versa, please see the bus timetables below:
No Service Christmas of New Year Public Holidays
Maximum 2 dogs