Timetable

This timetable is in effect until 31st March 2024 (except for Christmas - see below)
Rathlin Island to Ballycastle Harbour
Dep Arr Boat Note
07:45 08:25 Spirit of Rathlin Mon-Fri
09:00 09:40 Spirit of Rathlin Weekends Only
12:00 12:30 Kintra II
15:00 15:40 Spirit of Rathlin
16:00 16:30 Kintra II 1st Nov - 31 Jan
16:30 17:00 Kintra II 1st Oct - 31 Oct
1st Feb - 31st Mar
Ballycastle Harbour to Rathlin Island
Dep Arr Boat Note
08:30 09:00 Kintra II Mon-Fri
10:00 10:40 Spirit of Rathlin
14:00 14:30 Kintra II
16:00 16:40 Spirit of Rathlin
16:30 17:00 Kintra II 1st Nov - 31 Jan
17:00 17:30 Kintra II 1st Oct - 31 Oct
1st Feb - 31st Mar

Christmas Day

This timetable is in effect on 25th December 2023
Rathlin Island to Ballycastle Harbour
Dep Arr Boat Note
09:30 10:00 Kintra II
Ballycastle Harbour to Rathlin Island
Dep Arr Boat Note
09:00 09:30 Kintra II

Christmas Week

This timetable is in effect from 26th December 2023 to 31st December 2023
Rathlin Island to Ballycastle Harbour
Dep Arr Boat Note
09:00 09:40 Spirit of Rathlin
12:00 12:30 Kintra II
15:00 15:40 Spirit of Rathlin
Ballycastle Harbour to Rathlin Island
Dep Arr Boat Note
10:30 11:10 Spirit of Rathlin
14:00 14:30 Kintra II
16:00 16:40 Spirit of Rathlin

New Year's Day

This timetable is in effect on 1st January 2024
Rathlin Island to Ballycastle Harbour
Dep Arr Boat Note
09:00 09:30 Kintra II
Ballycastle Harbour to Rathlin Island
Dep Arr Boat Note
09:30 10:00 Kintra II
Each Way Prices
Adult £8.00
Child (5 - 15) £4.00
Child (0 - 4) Free (Ticket Req.)
NI Half Fare Smart Pass £4.00
NI Smart Pass Free
Bicycle £2.20
Rathlin Resident Fares

Rathlin Island residents are offered discounted fares when they travel with a valid resident's pass and a valid ticket.

Kintra II

The fast passenger only ferry Kintra II takes approximately 30 minutes and departs from pier 1 on Rathlin. Please note that for safety reasons we cannnot accommodate luggage on Kintra II.

Spirit of Rathlin

The larger vehicle and passenger ferry Spirit of Rathlin takes approximately 40 minutes and departs from pier 2 on Rathlin. Spirit of Rathlin can accommodate 2 wheelchairs, 10 bicycles, and larger items of luggage.

Important Information

All sailings are at Skipper’s discretion, subject to weather and other conditions.

If you have booked online please go straight to the boat to board.

Bookings can be made up to the day of travel provided there is availability and the booking is made at least 30 minutes before departure.

Vehicle capacity available, restrictions apply. In accordance with Causeway Coast & Glens Council regulations vehicles are not permitted on the island unless you meet one of the following criteria:

  • Carrying out prearranged work on the island.
  • Registered disabled (blue badge must be shown).
  • Staying 6 or more nights and have a valid vehicle permit available from Rathlin Ferry Limited.

Please note that many of the island facilities and businesses are seasonal only. (Information available at rathlincommunity.org). The health and safety of our crew, Rathlin residents, workers and visitors will be priority so please respect any measures put in place by Rathlin Ferry to protect each other

Contact Us

Bayview Road, Ballycastle

Antrim, BT54 6BT

028 2076 9299

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