This timetable is in effect from 5th April 2023 to 30th September 2023
Rathlin Island to Ballycastle Harbour
Dep Arr Boat Note
08:00 08:30 Kintra II Mon-Fri
08:30 09:10 Spirit of Rathlin
10:00 10:30 Kintra II
11:00 11:40 Spirit of Rathlin
12:00 12:30 Kintra II
15:00 15:40 Spirit of Rathlin
16:00 16:30 Kintra II
17:00 17:40 Spirit of Rathlin
18:00 18:30 Kintra II Jul & Aug
Ballycastle Harbour to Rathlin Island
Dep Arr Boat Note
08:30 09:00 Kintra II Mon-Fri
10:00 10:40 Spirit of Rathlin
11:00 11:30 Kintra II
12:00 12:40 Spirit of Rathlin
13:00 13:30 Kintra II
16:00 16:40 Spirit of Rathlin
17:00 17:30 Kintra II
18:00 18:40 Spirit of Rathlin
18:30 19:00 Kintra II Jul & Aug
Each Way Prices
Adult £6.00
Child (5 - 15) £3.00
Child (0 - 4) Free (Ticket Req.)
NI Smart Pass Free
Bicycle £1.65
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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