Further Information on the Stranraer - Belfast Ferry Route
Stranraer - Belfast is one of three ferry routes between Scotland and Northern Ireland. Each crossing takes between 2 hours and 20 minutes and 3 hours depending on the service you choose. In total Stena Line offer a choice of 35 ferry crossings each week. For a quick crossing take the high speed service or for a comfortable relaxing crossing choose the Superferry service onboard Stena Caledonia.
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Stranraer is a town in the south of Scotland in the west of the region of Dumfries and Galloway and in the county of Wigtownshire. Stranraer is best known as a ferry port connecting Scotland with Belfast (and previously with Larne) in Northern Ireland. In 2003 Stena Line announced plans to transfer its operations to a new port at Old House Point, north of Cairnryan, sharing with P&O. However, this plan was later scrapped due to increasing costs, securing Stranraer's future as a ferry port. However Stena Line announced on 5 June, 2008 that it was to transfer it operations to its own new port at Old House Point. Stena Line stated that the operations will be separate to that of P&O.
Apart from the Stena Line ferry port linking the town to Belfast, the town's Stranraer railway station is also the Southern terminus for one of the branch lines of the Glasgow South Western Line. Trains are provided by First ScotRail daily to Ayr, Glasgow, and Newcastle. The main national coach providers operate services from Stranraer. National Express offer a service to London, and Scottish Citylink (in association with Ulsterbus) operate services (which connect with HSS Sailings) to Edinburgh.
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Belfast is the capital city of Northern Ireland and the seat of devolved government and legislative assembly in Northern Ireland. It is the largest urban area in the Irish province of Ulster, and the second largest city on the island of Ireland. The City of Belfast lies at the heart of Metropolitan Belfast
Belfast has a large port which is used for exporting and importing goods, and for passenger ferry services. Stena Line run regular routes to Stranraer in Scotland using its HSS (High Speed Service) vessel—with a crossing time of around 90 minutes— and/or its conventional vessel—with a crossing time of around 3hrs 45 minutes. Norfolkline—formally Norse Merchant Ferries—runs a passenger/cargo ferry to and from Stranraer, with a crossing time of 8 hours and a seasonal sailing to Douglas, Isle of Man is operated by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company.
Stranraer - Belfast - Stena Line offer a Standard ferry crossing and High Speed service using vessels Superferry and Stena HSS respectively. Journey time is about 2 hours on the high speed service and around 3 Hours 20 minutes on the standard ferry. This is currently Stena Line's only Scottish Route. The latest check-in time for this service is 30 minutes before departure.
Stena Line was founded in, and is still operated from, Gothenburg, Sweden by Sten A. Olsson when he acquired Skagenlinjen between Gothenburg, Sweden and Fredrikshavn, Denmark in 1962. Stena Line is one of the world's largest ferry operators, with ferry services serving Scotland and many other European countries.
Stena Line doubled in size in 1990 with the acquisition of Sealink British Ferries from Sea Containers Ltd. This first became Sealink Stena Line, then Stena Sealink Line and finally Stena Line (UK), which now operates all of Stena's ferry services between Great Britain and Ireland. Stena Line has moved its Belfast Terminal from Albert Quay to the new VT4 during May 2008. This has reduced the length of the crossing to Stranraer by 10 minutes.
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