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Strangford ferry timetable

You can get details of when the Strangford ferry sails between Portaferry and Strangford in County Down below.


If you have any queries, you can send them by email to the address below:

SMS text message alert service

Passengers can register to receive SMS text message service updates. You can:

  • Text 'FERRY' to 66101 to register
  • Text 'STOP' to 66101 to stop

Text messages are free in the UK.

From Strangford

Departs on the hour and on the half hour.

Days First Sailing Last Sailing
Weekdays 7.30 am 10.30 pm
Saturday 8.00 am 11.00 pm
Sunday 9.30 am 10.30 pm

From Portaferry

Departs on the quarter past and quarter to the hour

Days First Sailing Last Sailing
Weekdays 7.45 am 10.45 pm
Saturday 8.15 am 11.15 pm
Sunday 9.45 am 10.45 pm

Sailings are every day of the year, except Christmas Day.

Days with different services

  • Christmas Eve - last sailing from Strangford 9.30 pm; last sailing from Portaferry 9.45 pm
  • Boxing Day - Sunday service operates
  • New Year's Day - Sunday service operates

Where to buy tickets

Discount multi-journey books can be purchased:

The Strangford Lough Ferry Terminal
1 The Slip
County Down
BT30 7NE

Open location in Google Map

In person at Rathkeltair House, Market Street, Downpatrick. The hours are from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday (cash or cheque sales only).

Rathkeltair House
Market Street
County Down
BT30 6AJ

Open location in Google Map

You can also purchase 20 journey voucher books at:

The Supershop
28 The Square

Opening hours are from 6.30am to 7.30pm (Monday to Friday), and from 7.30am to 7.30pm (Saturday and Sunday).

Please note that single/return tickets are purchased on board the ferry (cash or cheque only).

If you require any further information on the Ferry Service, please contact the Ferry Terminal:

  • Telephone: 028 4488 1637