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Cairnryan - Larne ferry

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Cairnryan - Larne ferry
Location Map ( geo)
MV European Highlander approaching Cairnryan.jpg
European Highlander approaching Cairnryan
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From:  Cairnryan
To:  Larne
Distance:  60.4 km (37.5 miles)
Antrim • Wigtownshire
Current Operator
P&O Ferries Irish Sea
from £24 (Passengers)
On road(s)
A77, A8
Crossings related to the A77
Crossings related to the A8 (Northern Ireland)

Cairnryan - Larne is the shortest of all the Irish Sea Crossings in terms of distance, and has a crossing time of 2 hours. It is operated by P&O.


Scottish Side

Route To Notes




Stranraer, Dumfries (A75)

Irish Side

Route To Notes


Larne, Belfast


Name IMO Operator Dates Notes
European Causeway 9208394 P&O 2000 -
European Highlander 9244116 P&O 2002 - On 7 June 2012, it carried the Olympic Flame across the Irish Sea as part of the Olympic Games in the UK
Pride of Rathlin 7230616 P&O 1991 - 2000
Pride of Ailsa 7204291 P&O 1991 - 2002
Ionic Ferry 6710906 P&O 1986 - 1991
Europic Ferry 6728563 P&O - 1992


Cairnryan - Larne ferry
Related Pictures
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Cairnryan - Larne ferry from Belfast - Stranraer ferry.JPGTO AND FROM THE FERRIES AT LARNE - Coppermine - 10603.jpgThe P&O "Express" at Larne - Geograph - 1196622.jpgMV European Highlander approaching Cairnryan.jpgThe 'Free Enterprise IV' at Larne - Geograph - 3375639.jpg
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