Travel Planning

Whether you’re planning your first road trip along the famous Causeway coastline, booking a family holiday to Ireland, or travelling for business, we’ve pulled together all the information you’ll need below to make your ferry crossing run as smoothly as possible.

Travel on one of our daily sailings from Cairnryan to Larne and you'll experience a great selection of food offerings onboard, shopping, our exclusive Club Lounge (for an additional fee) and great sea views from the decks.

So what are you waiting for? Book your next trip with P&O Ferries today.

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Planning your journey

Our Travel Information hub provides you with all the information you need for travelling abroad. From Sailing Times to Port Information and Accessibility, you'll find all you need to start planning your trip to Europe.


Escape the crowds and experience the luxury and comfort of travelling in our all inclusive Club Lounge, when you travel from Cairnryan to Larne with us! You can add Club Lounge to your booking during the booking process. Travelling with a pet? No problem! Pets travel free on our Cairnryan to Larne route* - pets must remain in vehicles at all times during the crossing. We accept Dogs, Cats and Ferrets.


We have up to 7 crossings a day on our Cairnryan to Larne route during peak dates, making it even easier to plan your trip. Plus, with no luggage limits, you can pack as much or as little as you like – perfect for a family trip.


*up to 4 pets can travel free per car booking.

Choosing your ticket type

We have three ticket types available to choose from on our Cairnryan to Larne route, to allow you to tailor your trip to your own travel needs! These are listed below.



  • Standard - our cheapest non-refundable ticket. Travel as booked, simply book and go. Cancellation and Amendment fees apply.

  • Standard Flexi - our best value flexible ticket type. Allowing you to sail within +/- 5 hours of your booked sailing time (subject to availability), and with no amendment fees*

  • Fully Flexi - our most flexible ticket. For complete peace of mind and total flexibility, our Fully Flexi ticket is fully refundable and you can travel on any departure time that suits you (subject to availability).


For more information on our ticket types, visit our terms and conditions.

*just pay the difference in ticket price

Check-In Times

Check-In closes at the below times on our Cairnryan to Larne route:

Vehicles / Motorcycles: 60 mins before departure time.

Foot Passengers: 45 mins before departure time.

Pets: 45 mins before departure time.

You must ensure you arrive BEFORE these cut off times.

Please be advised these are the latest times you can arrive at Check-In AFTER security. Therefore, we encourage you to allow for plenty of time to pass through security checks and allow for busy traffic during peak periods.

Travelling with a vehicle

Travelling with a vehicle is easy when you choose to sail with P&O Ferries on our Cairnryan to Larne route.


You can choose to travel in your car, on your bicycle, motorbike or even take the caravan or motorhome – giving you the flexibility to create your perfect trip, along with taking everything you need with you for your adventure!


We’ve got you covered in our comprehensive guides – find out all you need to know when making your booking including arriving at the port, what to bring with you, and more.

Travelling with your pet

Pets can travel free of charge on our Cairnryan/Larne route – so there’s no need to leave your furry friends behind.

If you’re travelling by car you can take up to four pets for free. All pets must stay in the vehicle during the 2 hour crossing with the exception of Registered Guide and Hearing Dogs. We accept dogs, cats and ferrets.


Please ensure your pet’s documentation is compliant before travelling with us, as you could be refused travel at the port if documentation is not compliant.


For more information please visit our dedicated travelling with a pet page or visit the site.

Travelling on foot

Did you know you can travel on our Cairnryan to Larne ferries even if you don’t have a vehicle? Simply select Foot Passenger during the booking process. We've put together a few helpful tips below, however please visit our dedicated foot passenger page for more information.


If you’re travelling on foot, you must check-in at least 90 minutes before departure time.


We're sorry but foot passengers are unable to bring pets on board - with the exception of guide dogs.


Travelling with a bike

Getting around on two wheels offers you the freedom of living like a local when you arrive at your destination.


Whether you’re bringing bikes with a vehicle or simply booking to travel as a foot passenger, find out everything you need to know about travelling with a bike here.


Passengers travelling with bicycles should check-in no later than 90 minutes prior to the sailing time.


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