Rathlin Island

Rathlin Island Ferry

There are two ferries run by Rathlin Island Ferry Ltd. , they leave Ballycastle on the North Antrim Coast throughout the day . The car & passenger ferry, Spirit of Rathlin; the crossing takes 40 minutes. The passenger ferry, MV Rathlin Express; the crossing takes 30 minutes.

The ferry cross the bay at sunset

Current ferry fares:

Please contact the ferry office for the latest fares and any last minute date/time changes . There are a range of options and concessions available . Passengers must arrive at the ferry terminal at least 30 minutes before sailing time .

* Vehicle permits available from Moyle District Council. Mary Street, Ballycastle, Northern Ireland.
Minimum stay with a vehicle is six consecutive nights on the island .

Registered disabled drivers require no permit, and can cross for a day trip at special rates (blue badge and either Tax Exemption or Disability Living Allowance Book needed), or (Blue Badge only) .
Different rates apply for these options . Discount passes accepted for travel on the ferries, Smart cards etc.

For bookings and queries :

Ferry website ferry website rathlinballycastleferry.com
Phone : +44 (0) 28 2076 9299
Fax : +44 (0) 28 2076 9298
E-mail : info@rathlinballycastleferry.com
For travel on the Island there are regular tours of the Island by Minibus as well as bicycle hire.
For more information contact:-
Bird Bus    078 2887 8915
Puffin Bus 077 5993 5192
Cycle Hire +44 (0) 28 2076 3954

Guided Walks  077 4556 6924 – www.rathlinwalkingtours.com

Wildlife walks and Photography Workshops 077 2308 7668 .

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