Stranraer town centre is surprisingly attractive and bustling and also serves as the gateway to the Rhins of Galloway; roads from here head north to Leswalt and south past Drummore to the Mull of Galloway, Scotland's most southerly point. To the west lies Portpatrick, now a beautiful resort complete with harbour. The Southern Uplands Way long distant footpath provides another link with Portpatrick.
Getting to Stranraer Ferry Port
Stranraer Ferry Port by Car
From the South follow the M6/A74 past Carlisle to Gretna, & then take the A75 west directly to Stranraer. Follow the signs for the Ferry Port which is located close to the Town Centre.
From the North Stranraer is reached by following the A77 Coast Road from Ayr.
Stranraer Ferry Port by Rail
All trains arrive and depart from Stranraer Station which is located beside the Stena Line foot passenger terminal. For more information and booking, please visit our trains to Stranraer page.
Stranraer Ferry Port by Coach
Express Coach Services operate from Stranraer to Ayr, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Carlisle, Preston, Birmingham, Manchester and London to connect with the arrival of selected Stena HSS sailings.
Stranraer Ferry Port Parking
There is a small short stay car park opposite the main terminal which is mainly used for drop off and pick up of passengers. There is also a larger short and long stay car park 200 yards from the main terminal opposite the Police Station. There is no charge to use the parking facilities.
Please note, on November 20th 2011 the Stena Line Belfast-Stranraer route stopped operating. This route was replaced by Cairnryan-Belfast which is also run by Stena Line.
The Belfast to Stranraer route is no longer in operation as it has been replaced by a new route – Belfast to Cairnryan with the introduction of two new Superfast ships.
Travel on the biggest ferries ever to sail between Northern Ireland and Scotland, Stena Superfast VII and Stena Superfast VIII. These sister ships travel from Belfast to Cairnryan in a crossing time of only 2 hours 15 minutes with a choice of up to 6 daily crossings, or alternatively the Stena Line Belfast to Liverpool service offers a direct link from Northern Ireland to the Heart of England on the Stena Lagan and Stena Mersey.