Ferry timetable

For live ferry information, fares and bookings please visit www.rathlin-ferry.com. You can also view live ferry news on the Rathlin Ferry Facebook page.

 

Rathlin Island currently has two ferries:

  • Kintra II – This is a passengers only ferry with a 30 minutes crossing.
  • Spirit of Rathlin (SOR) –  This ferry can carry a small number of pre-booked vehicles and passengers. The crossing is usually 40 minutes.

 

Passengers are advised to be at the terminal at least 15 minutes before sailing time. For any restrictions on the crossing, please see www.rathlin-ferry.com.

 

Please note, vehicle restrictions apply on all SOR crossings. Contact Rathlin Ferry for information and to confirm your booking in advance.

  • Rathlin Island to Ballycastle Harbour
    Depart RathlinArrive BallycastleBoatNote
    07:4508:25Spirit of RathlinMon-Fri
    09:0009:40Spirit of RathlinWeekends Only
    12:0012:30Kintra II
    15:0015:40Spirit of Rathlin
    16:0016:30Kintra II1st Nov – 31 Jan
    16:3017:00Kintra II1st Oct – 31 Oct
    1st Feb – 31st Mar
  • Ballycastle Harbour to Rathlin Island
    Depart BallycastleArrive RathlinBoatNote
    08:3009:00Kintra IIMon-Fri
    10:0010:40Spirit of Rathlin
    14:0014:30Kintra II
    16:0016:40Spirit of Rathlin
    16:3017:00Kintra II1st Nov – 31 Jan
    17:0017:30Kintra II1st Oct – 31 Oct
    1st Feb – 31st Mar
  • Christmas Day: 25th December 2023ONLY
    Rathlin Island to Ballycastle Harbour
    Depart RathlinArrive BallycastleBoatNote
    09:3010:00Kintra II
    Ballycastle Harbour to Rathlin Island
    Depart BallycastleArrive RathlinBoatNote
    09:0009:30Kintra II
  • Christmas Week: 26th December 2023 to 31st December 2023
    Rathlin Island to Ballycastle Harbour
    Depart RathlinArrive BallycastleBoatNote
    09:0009:40Spirit of Rathlin
    12:0012:30Kintra II
    15:0015:40Spirit of Rathlin
    Ballycastle Harbour to Rathlin Island
    Depart RathlinArrive BallycastleBoatNote
    10:3011:10Spirit of Rathlin
    14:0014:30Kintra II
    16:0016:40Spirit of Rathlin
  • New Year's Day: 1st January 2024 ONLY
    Rathlin Island to Ballycastle Harbour
    Depart RathlinArrive BallycastleBoatNote
    09:0009:30Kintra II
    Ballycastle Harbour to Rathlin Island
    Depart BallycastleArrive RathlinBoatNote
    09:3010:00Kintra II