Coach & Sail to the UK

Travel by bus to to the UK from Dublin


Stena Line, in conjunction with our coach partners Bus Eireann and Eurolines, offers convenient travel by ferry and coach to Scotland.


Travelling from Dublin Busaras via Belfast to Cairnryan, Stena Line and our coach partners provide onward connections to Ayr, Glasgow & Edinburgh in Scotland. Why not travel in comfort by Coach & Sail without luggage restrictions to destinations all over Britain by luxury coach? Getting the coach to Britain is a brilliant option if you want to explore Scotland on holiday or are moving over to college.


Upon arrival in Cairnryan, your luxury coach will then whisk you on to your chosen destination. All you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the journey!

How to book


Call: 01 836 6111

Visit: Your Bus Eireann travel agent

Itinerary by shipside* service both outward and return via Belfast - Cairnryan

Outward - Daily  Return - Daily 
03:00 07:00 11:00Dep.Dublin (Busáras)Arr.17:15 21:10 01:25
05:25 09:25 13:25Arr.Belfast (Europa Buscentre)Dep.15:00 19:00 23:00

Outward - Daily  Return - Daily 
06:30 10:30 14:30Dep.Belfast (Europa Buscentre)Arr.14:20 18:20 22:20
07:30 11:30 15:30SailBelfast (Stena Line Terminal)Arr.13:45 17:45 21:45
09:52 13:52 17:45Arr.Cairnryan (Stena Line Terminal)Sail11:30 15:30 19:30
10:15 14:15 18:15Dep.Cairnryan (Stena Line Terminal)Arr.10:40 14:30 18:30
11:30 15:40 19:30Arr.Ayr (Sandgate Bus Stn)Dep.09:25 13:15 17:15
12:25 16:35 20:25Arr.Glasgow (Buchanan Bus Stn)Dep.08:30 12:20 16:20

Outward - Daily  Return - Daily 
12:25 16:35 20:25Dep.Glasgow (Buchanan Bus Stn)Arr.08:30 12:20 16:20
13:45 18:05 21:45Arr.Edinburgh (St. Andrews Sq)Dep.07:10 11:00 15:00


*Shipside: means that passengers walk on and walk off at ferry ports to connecting coaches for onward travel to their destinations.


- 25 December - No services will operate
- 26 December & 1 January - 06:30 and 10:30 departures will not operate and a supplement will apply to the 14:30 departure.


- 24 December - 15:00 Edinburgh departure will not operate
- 25 December - No services will operate
- 26 December & 1 January - 07:10 and 15:00 Edinburgh departures will not operate and a supplement will apply to the 11:00 departure.

Coach & Sail customers travelling with our partners on the Irish Sea can now upgrade their ferry journey.


Customers can book into the Stena Plus Lounge and enjoy relaxed seating, complimentary snacks and drinks, a dedicated menu with waiter service* and convenient charging points.


And those travelling with a pet can choose either the Pet Lounge (Belfast – Cairnryan) or a pet kennel to keep their furry friends comfortable while at sea.


To upgrade, please contact our contact centre. Please tell us your exact:

  • travel date
  • travel time
  • route


When you book Coach & Sail through a third party, we do not hold your travel details. To match your upgrade to your sailing, please make sure you tell us the correct information. Unfortunately, you can’t get a refund if the details you give us are wrong.


Once you make your upgrade, we will email you to confirm the booking. This is not a ticket for travel – you must show your Coach & Sail ticket at check-in to travel on the ferry.


To reserve a cabin or a seat in the Hygge Recline Lounge, please visit Guest Services once you are onboard.


*Charges apply