Norfolkline Irish Sea

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Norfolkline Irish Sea Overview

Norfolkline, now part of DFDS Seaways offers a daily service between the UK port of Liverpool Birkenhead and the ports of Belfast (Northern Ireland) and Dublin (Eire).

Norfolkline ferries took over the ferry to Ireland routes in 2005 from the previous operator; Norse Merchant Ferries, and the service to Liverpool offers potential costs savings with direct routes to the heart of England compared to ferries travelling to Wales or Scotland.

With a sailing time of 8 hours between the port of Liverpool (Birkenhead) and Belfast, and only 7 hours between port of Liverpool (Birkenhead) and Dublin, the Norfolkline route is the most convenient way to visit Ireland with a car.


Norfolkline operate ferries between Liverpool Birkenhead and both Dublin and Belfast.

With you can book either day or night crossings, so you can choose either an overnight crossing to wake up in your destination, or a daytime sailing allowing you to enjoy the onboard facilities.

Norfolkline ferries between Rosyth and Zeebrugge, and from Dover to Dunkerque are available as well with, please see the alternative operator list to the right of the page. always has great prices for Norfolkline Irish Sea ferries. See below for the latest offers and timetables.

  • Belfast - Liverpool

    • 1 x Foot Passenger(s) Return
      Travel: 13/04/2017 - 23/04/2017
    • from: £38
    • Stena Line
    • passenger(s)

  • Belfast - Liverpool

    • Car + 2 Return
      Travel: 30/06/2017 - 01/07/2017
    • from: £155
    • Stena Line
    • passenger(s)

  • Belfast - Liverpool

    • Car + 4 Return
      Travel: 30/06/2017 - 01/07/2017
    • from: £195
    • Stena Line
    • passenger(s)
Norfolkline Irish Sea Ships

The Dublin Viking andLiverpool Viking are both RO/PAX vessels purpose built in 1997 in Donada, Spain. They Dublin Viking currently sails under an UK flag and operates on a dedicated route between Dublin, Ireland and Liverpool in England, UK.

The Mersey Viking and Lagan Viking are also RO/PAX vessels, purpose built by Cantiere Navale Visentini, Italy in 2005. The ferries currently sail under an Italian flag and operate on the dedicated route between Belfast, Northern Ireland and Liverpool Birkenhead, England.

All the Norfolkline Irish Sea ferries are well-equipped to ensure a comfortable sailing, with restaurants, play areas for younger children, onboard shop, cinema, the chance to upgrade to Club Class which has a variety of advantages, and comfortable cabins, which are included in the fare when travelling overnight.

Norfolkline Irish Sea Sailing Information & Ferry Times

  • Belfast - Liverpool

  • Liverpool - Belfast