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A short and efficient ferry service

We spent the morning in Derry city and the afternoon in Portstewart so it wa slogical to take the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Awesome short cut

Highly recommend using this ferry service while it's in season. It takes about 15 minutes and saves... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brianna D
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank noelg933
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Brianna D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint little ferry. Saves a huge amount of time, the ferry takes about 15 mins compared to the long drive around Lough Foyle.

Thank ClaraS14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Travelled from Magilligan to Greencastle around 1pm. We paid on-board £17 for a return ticket for our Jeep. The staff were very friendly & informative.

Thank Grace L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our recent trip to County Donegal we decided to take the Lough Foyle ferry from Magilligan pier in Northern Ireland to Greencastle in Co. Donegal. We were planning to tour the Inishowen penninsula and by using the ferry we cut out a lot of...More

Thank Sam M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been intending to use this service for some time and had previously been frustrated by it not running or lack of available information. This time around we travelled to Magilligan having viewed the website and assuming the ferry was on. The car park...More

Thank Martyn H
Reviewed 15 July 2018

We were staying in Greencastle and used the ferry to visit Bushmills for their tasting tour. The small ferry (takes about 9 cars) and is seasonal but, when running, sails all day long back and forth across Lough Foyle so if you miss one, it...More

Thank Rosalind P
Reviewed 11 July 2018

This ferry was super easy to take advantage of, since we stayed the night before just down the road in Moville. We didn't have to wait long at all to roll on board the ferry and it was a quick trip across to Northern Ireland....More

1  Thank SheaBay7
Reviewed 30 June 2018

This is a seasonal ferry service which links Northern Ireland with the Irish republic. It takes 110-15 mins and runs every 45 mins approx. The cost is 15 Euro or £13. A beautiful journey across Lough Foyle .

1  Thank Trevor D
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Handy shortcut from Northern Ireland to Donegal, scenic and pleasant crossing with Dolfins following the ferry.

1  Thank Frizzee
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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