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Travel from Ireland to Scotland by ferry
Travelling by ferry from the major ports of Belfast and Larne to Cairnryan or Troon in SW Scotland, is a popular option for Irish visitors. Fast, modern ferries take around 2 hours, depending on the route, with good road, rail and bus links from each to Glasgow.
Stenaline runs multiple daily crossings between Cairnryan and Belfast.
P&O Ferries runs multiple daily crossings between Larne & Cairnryan, as well as between Troon-Larne.
Travel to Scotland from overseas
Travelling to Scotland by ferry is popular from a number of European countries. Ferries run from the Netherlands to Hull in the north east of England, around 4 hours drive from the Scottish border, and from Amsterdam to Newcastle, around 2 hours 40 minutes drive from Glasgow.
From Rotterdam and Zeebrugge to Hull: P&O Ferries
From Amsterdam to Newcastle: DFDS Seaways
You can find information on timetables, ferry operators and make bookings at Ferrysavers.