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Scenic Lough Foyle Ferry

Open Now: 09:00 - 20:15
Open today: 09:00 - 20:15
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Weekend Away

This boat is a good send and so handy to get to Donegal where life seems so peaceful and relaxed... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Coleraine, United Kingdom
Saves Time

This saves time if you are heading for the Malin Head area of the Inishowen Peninsula. We crossed... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
Luton, United Kingdom
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Car and Passenger ferry service connecting the Wild Atlantic Way and the Causeway Coastal Route. 15 minute ferry trip crossing the Lough Foyle giving you plenty of time to take in the fabulous scenery. Sailing a continuous shuttle service from 9am...more
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The Pier, Greencastle, Ireland
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All reviews northern ireland return ticket takes about minutes inishowen peninsula both sides short cut quick crossing shuttle service turn up efficient service friendly crew stunning scenery malin head magilligan saves foyle journey
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

This boat is a good send and so handy to get to Donegal where life seems so peaceful and relaxed. Pity it is finished for the season.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank colly123
Reviewed 14 September 2018

This saves time if you are heading for the Malin Head area of the Inishowen Peninsula. We crossed on a very calm afternoon and the journey only took about 20 minutes. No booking required; just turn up.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank penstrghols
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Lough Foyle Ferry is the scenic route when travelling between Inishowen, Co. Donegal and Co Derry. It's just a short 10/15 min but very pleasant trip from Greencastle, Co. Donegal and Magilligan Co. Derry. There is a beautiful long sandy strand at the destination. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Florrieso
Reviewed 29 August 2018

My wife and I used this service several times in August when travelling from the Benone area in Northern Ireland across to Donegal. It is a continuous service, so you turn up and wait, or if you're lucky, you turn up and drive straight on....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Paulieboy
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Used the ferry several times during our stay - great way to get over to Northern Island and see some of the beautiful places. The staff were friendly. Costs were reasonable too.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MandyR6
Reviewed 26 August 2018

We took the ferry yesterday morning from Rathmullan to Buncrana and returned yesterday evening. A very efficient, professional service. It takes 30 minutes to make the crossing and left precisely on time both trips. The crossing is very pictureesque and saves a lot of time...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank georgeireland2018
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Great crossing. On time and a great way to reduce travelling by car. It was blizzard as we were the only car on the ferry but good value.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 492Hilary492
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

This is a great ferry service that links two fabulous coastlines. Ticket prices are reasonable, see attached photos. Timing your crossing can be tricky, as it’s run as a continuous shuttle, so maybe phone ahead (if they number works : or gets answered). Otherwise you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 187brenw
Reviewed 13 August 2018

We spent the morning in Derry city and the afternoon in Portstewart so it wa slogical to take the Foyle Ferry back to Inishowen. When we arrived at the ferry point in MaGilligan there was a short wait and we managed to get on the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank noelg933
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Highly recommend using this ferry service while it's in season. It takes about 15 minutes and saves you almost an hour!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Brianna D
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Pauline M
25 June 2018|
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Response from JaakkoTapio | Reviewed this property |
From Ireland (north west / Inishowen) cross over Foyle you will land opposite in N-Ireland, Magilligan Point/Port, which is at the coast of "nowhere", but have significant sights to the north, towards Atlantic Ocean. From... More
4 May 2018|
Response from Lough_Foyle_Ferry | Property representative |
The ferry operates from 1st June to 16th September. Please visit the website or facebook page for up to date sailing information