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Strangford - Portaferry ferry

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Strangford – Portaferry ferry
Location Map ( geo)
The Strangford Lough ferry (1) - Geograph - 253892.jpg
The ferry crossing the Lough
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From:  Strangford
To:  Portaferry
Distance:  1.1 km (0.7 miles)
Strangford Lough
Highway Authority
DfI Roads
£5.80 (cars, £10 return)
On road(s)
 • A2 (Northern Ireland)
Crossings related to the A2 (Northern Ireland)

The Strangford to Portaferry ferry links the two sides of Strangford Lough, running a scheduled service half-hourly in each direction. It forms part of the A2 coast road.

Matrix signs are used on road approaches to the ferry to inform of whether the ferry is running on (or off) schedule, or whether sailings are cancelled, as well as to provide other travel information.

The strait between Strangford and Portaferry is subject to a high tidal range and significant currents throughout the day, as a result of the water flowing into and out of Strangford Lough, so both vessels currently running the service have been specifically designed and built to operate the crossing.


Name IMO Operator Dates Notes
Strangford II 9771561 DfI Roads 2017-date
Portaferry II 9237436 DfI Roads 2001-date
Strangford 6926311 DfI Roads 1969-2001
2001-2017 (reserve)
Portaferry 8985610 DfI Roads 1975-2002
Lady of the Lake 1836-1839


BBC News

Strangford - Portaferry ferry
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Portaferry ferry - Flickr - 2653330083.jpgFerry information sign near Downpatrick - Geograph - 1310001.jpgThe Strangford Lough ferry (9) - Geograph - 1140688.jpg
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