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Know before you go – all the latest travel advice as well as entry requirements for your trip.

Sail & Rail to Britain with Stena Line

Rail & Sail is the affordable, convenient and comfortable way to travel, offering competitive, guaranteed fares and no luggage restrictions.

PLANNED GB RAIL NETWORK STRIKE ACTION – 21, 23 & 25 JUNE

Rail strikes have been announced for Tuesday 21st, Thursday 23rd and Saturday 25th June 2022 across Great Britain which may have an impact on your Rail & Sail journey.  While details are in the process of being finalised, if this goes ahead it is unlikely your train will be operating and you may not be able to travel.  This could also have an impact on travel on the days either side, as trains and crews may be in wrong locations.  We are currently not accepting new Rail & Sail bookings for travel during this period. 

 

If you’ve booked with us or via a third party such as The Trainline and your train has been cancelled or rescheduled, you will be entitled to a fee-free refund if you choose not to travel, or you can rearrange your trip without a fee.  Please refer to wherever you purchased your ticket originally.

How to Book

For bookings & enquiries please call us:

01 907 5388

Please note, dogs cannot be accommodated on the Rail Link coach between Cairnryan and Ayr. However officially registered guide, hearing or assistance dogs will be able to travel on the coach with their owners free of charge.

Picking up a Sail & Rail ticket from Dublin, Rosslare or Belfast ports?

If your journey is starting from Dublin, Rosslare or Belfast Ports and you need to pick up your rail ticket before departure, then please call us on 01 907 5388 to make your booking by phone. Unfortunately it is not possible to pick up a ticket at these ports if you book it on any third party website or vendor.

More Information

Please note that the 14:00hrs sailing now departs Holyhead at 14:45hrs arriving into Dublin at 18:00hrs

 

via Holyhead
Bangor, Llandudno and Rhyl from €51*
Chester, Manchester and Liverpool from €52*
Birmingham, Leeds and Coventry from €53*
Bristol, Milton Keynes and Watford from €56*
London from €59*

 

*prices for adult single fares from Dublin

 

  • Child fares apply to children aged 5-15 years inclusive at half the adult fare. Children aged 0-4 years travel free

via Fishguard
Carmarthen from €53*
Swansea, Cardiff and Bristol from €54*
Swindon and Gloucester from €55*
Birmingham and Reading from €58*
London E €61*

 

*prices for adult single fares from Rosslare

 

  • Child fares apply to children aged 5-15 years inclusive at half the adult fare. Children aged 0-4 years travel free

via Cairnryan
Glasgow and Edinburgh from €39*
Leuchars for St Andrews and Dundee from €43*
Inverness and Aberdeen from €52*
Carlisle from €48*
Blackpool and Newcastle from €56*

 

*prices for adult single fares from Belfast

 

  • For return fares, just add the appropriate single fares together
  • Child fares apply to children aged 5-15 years inclusive at half the adult fare. Children aged 0-4 years travel free

2 additional departures will run in each direction on the dates below for the 07:30hrs and 15:30hrs sailings from Belfast and the 11:30hrs and 19:30hrs sailings from Cairnryan.

 

  • 1 July – 31 August inclusive
  • 25 – 28 September inclusive

For bookings and enquiries please call:

01 907 5388

Rail travel is subject to the relevant terms and conditions of the particular railway undertaking and where appropriate, the provisions of the Convention concerning the International Carriage by Rail (Cotif) of 9 May 1998 including the Uniform Regulations concerning the contract of International Rail passenger and Luggage Traffic (CIV) contained in Appendix A of the Convention. Details are available on request.

 

Rail Link Bus between Cairnryan and Ayr return

Rail journeys commence or terminate at Ayr rail station and a dedicated Rail Link coach service will transport you direct to or from Loch Ryan Port.

The through Rail & Sail ticket includes the cost of the coach. Dogs or pets cannot be accommodated onboard the Rail Link coach however officially registered guide, hearing or assistance dogs will be able to travel on the coach with their owners free of charge. For guests with particular needs the Rail Link coach can accommodate one guest who needs to remain in their wheelchair for the duration of the coach journey per departure. It is very important to make a reservation as early as possible but no less than 48 hours before the date of intended travel and specifically advise Stena Line of requirements

This can be by telephone 01 907 5388 or by email to railbus@stenaline.com advising name, booking reference, date and time of outward and return travel and your requirements. In the event that a reservation is made less than 48 hours in advance of travel, we will make reasonable efforts to accommodate travel needs.

 

Carriage of Pets

Pets cannot be accommodated on the Rail Link coach between Cairnryan and Ayr. However officially registered guide, hearing or assistance dogs will be able to travel on the coach, with their owners, free of charge.