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RouteLarne - Cairnryan

Our speedy Larne to Cairnryan crossing takes just 2 hours, with up to 12 departures a day, making it the perfect way to ship freight to and from Scotland.

Crossing Time
ROPAX:up to 12 Sailings/Day



Driver Accompanied Units Non-Dangerous:
Mon-Sun: 20 minutes before sailing

Livestock & Unaccompanied Non-Dangerous Units:
Mon-Sun: 30 minutes before sailing

All Dangerous Units:
Mon-Sun: 45 minutes before sailing

Abnormal Units:
Mon-Sun: 60 minutes before sailing

Port Opening Hours: 24 hours

Lifting Facilities: No

Rail Connections: No


Departs Larne

M 04:00 H 08:00 C
11:00 H 14:00C
17:00 H 20:00 C
23:59 H
T 04:00 C 08:00 H
12:00 C - 16:00 H
20:00 C
23:59 H
W 04:00 C 08:00 H
12:00 C - 16:00 H
20:00 C
23:59 H
T 04:00 C 08:00 H
12:00 C - 16:00 H
20:00 C
23:59 H
F 04:00 C 08:00 H
11:00 C 14:00H
17:00 C
20:00 H
23:59 C
S 04:00 H
08:00 C 11:00 H
17:00 H
20:00 C
S -
08:00 H
11:00 C 14:00H
17:00 C
20:00 H
23:59 C

Ship Code

Ship Name

IMO Number

H European Highlander
C European Causeway

Unit Types

Unit types with a tick can travel on the Larne-Cairnryan route.
If you have or carry an abnormal load, dangerous goods, bloodstock, livestock or pets please contact us.

Vehicle Trailer
  • TRLTrailer
  • FLTFlat
Vehicle Truck
  • SDVDriver Accompanied Units
  • UNNSDVUnaccompanied SDV
Vehicle Van
  • SFVVan/Small Freight Vehicle
  • TRATractor Unit Only
Vehicle Swap Body
  • CNTContainer
  • S/BSwap Body
Vehicle Tanker
  • L/TLift Tank
Vehicle Others
  • EXUImport/Export Unit
  • EXMFarm Machinery
  • CVNCaravan
  • MISCMiscellaneous


Benefit from a great onboard experience when you choose to travel with us. We have all of the comforts required for a smooth sailing.

iconWiFi  Wi-Fi
in on-board Shops

Exchange Rate

As a driver, you can take advantage of special commercial rates at our foreign-exchange points. We offer some of the most competitive rates around.


Want to change more than £2,000?
We’ll need to know in advance – and we may be able to offer you even better rates.
Please call us on +44(0) 1304 863 390.

These are our latest rates (last update: 14 July 2021, 10:00).

  We sell We buy
EUR  1.1390  1.3151
PLN  5.1254  6.0646
CZK  28.8854  34.0006
HUF  402.4320  473.6960
RON  5.5555  6.5393

Other currencies are available to exchange and buy just visit our bureau on board.


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P&O European Ferries (Irish Sea) Ltd
Freight Terminal Larne
Redlands Estate
Coastguard Road, Larne
BT40 1AX

Telephone +44 (0) 845 832 22 22

Email freight.larne@poferries.com


P&O European Ferries (Irish Sea) Ltd
Freight Terminal Cairnryan
The Port
Cairnryan, Scotland

Telephone +44 (0) 845 832 22 22

Email freight.cairnryan@poferries.com


How do I open an account?

If you intend to ship more than 20 times a year, please email us at info.freightsales@poferries.com, or call us on +44 (0)1304 863875

I do not have a ticket or account with you. Can I still ship?

Yes – whether you are a new customer, an infrequent customer, or just making a one-off shipment, we will happily get you there. Contact us or log on to pofreight.com to find out more about using our App or website for one-off bookings.

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Our current surcharge per unit:

0 - 7 metres



>7 metres



See BAF Charges

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Our Fleet

Younger sister of the European Causeway, the European Highlander is a freight ship that operates on our Larne-Cairnryan route. The ship was one of the first purpose built in Japan just for this route and has been running since 2002. With a headroom clearance of 5.20m, she can travel at speeds of up to 23 knots, which makes her one of the fastest ferries on the Irish Sea, carrying tourist and freight passengers.

IMO Number - 9244116

The European Causeway, together with her sister European Highlander, is the fastest ferry on the Irish Sea with a speed of 23 knots. Built in 2000, the vessel has the capacity to carry 107 x 13.5m freight units. Freight drivers have their own lounge and restaurant area, where they can relax and unwind.

IMO number - 9208394

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