Ferry travel and disability
Most of the ferry companies running to and from Northern Ireland use ships that are accessible to people with disabilities or reduced mobility.
Most ferry ports and ferry companies must help passengers with a disability or reduced mobility.
If you need help with boarding and disembarking you should give the ferry company as much notice as possible so that they can make proper arrangements.
Ferry services operating to, from and within Northern Ireland are:
- Ballycastle to Campbelltown - Kintyre Express ferry service
- Ballycastle to Rathlin Island - Rathlin Ferry Service
- Belfast to Douglas, Isle of Man - Manx Ferries
- Belfast to Liverpool - Stenaline
- Belfast to Cairnryan - Stenaline
- Larne to Cairnryan - P & O Ferries
- Strangford to Portaferry
Ports and harbours
The ports and harbours in operation in Northern Ireland are:
Strangford and Portaferry ports
Find out about the accessibility of Strangford and Portaferry ports and the Strangford ferry vessels.
Northern Ireland SmartPass holders can also use them for discounted travel on the Rathlin Island and Strangford ferry services.
The Inclusive Mobility Transport Advisory Committee (Imtac) has published a factsheet on travelling by sea for people with disabilities.
The Consumer Council has information on ferry travel.