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Bringing car over to England (Kent) from NI/Ireland

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2y, 2m agoPosted 2 years, 2 months ago
Hi,

I will be moving over to work in Kent (near Dover) in just over a month and I want to bring the car with me. Could anyone suggest the best/cheapest/possible routes and ports to use to bring the car over using the ferry.

I don't mind getting the ferry in Northern Ireland or in Ireland.

Thanks,
Any help is greatly appreciated, I never realised there were so many ports.
dav465 Avatar
2y, 2m agoPosted 2 years, 2 months ago
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You have a choice of:

Larne - Cairnryan (P & O)
Belfast - Cairnryan (Stena Line)
Belfast - Liverpool (Stena Line)
Dublin or Dun Laoghaire - Holyhead (Stena Line)
Dublin - Holyhead (Irish Ferries)

The shortest crossings are the ones to Cairnryan (about 2 hours). You then have a 9-hour drive from SW Scotland to SE England. Doable, but can be quite exhausting, especially the trek along the A75 from Stranraer to Gretna Green.

The Belfast - Liverpool (it actually docks in Birkenhead) service takes about 8 hours, there are 2 sailings a day - one overnight, one during the day. It's more expensive than the Belfast - Cairnryan service but you do save on the petrol and you will cut a few hours off the driving time to Kent. And you can use the time to catch up on some kip.

If you're leaving from somewhere south of Belfast, Dublin may be an option. The crossing takes just under 4 hours. The fares are more expensive than those to Cairnryan and the ferries tend to be busier.

Links to Stena Line and P & O.

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You have a choice of:

Larne - Cairnryan (P & O)
Belfast - Cairnryan (Stena Line)
Belfast - Liverpool (Stena Line)
Dublin or Dun Laoghaire - Holyhead (Stena Line)
Dublin - Holyhead (Irish Ferries)

The shortest crossings are the ones to Cairnryan (about 2 hours). You then have a 9-hour drive from SW Scotland to SE England. Doable, but can be quite exhausting, especially the trek along the A75 from Stranraer to Gretna Green.

The Belfast - Liverpool (it actually docks in Birkenhead) service takes about 8 hours, there are 2 sailings a day - one overnight, one during the day. It's more expensive than the Belfast - Cairnryan service but you do save on the petrol and you will cut a few hours off the driving time to Kent. And you can use the time to catch up on some kip.

If you're leaving from somewhere south of Belfast, Dublin may be an option. The crossing takes just under 4 hours. The fares are more expensive than those to Cairnryan and the ferries tend to be busier.

Links to Stena Line and P & O.
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Thanks very much, will research these!

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