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Lough Foyle Ferry

The Pier, Greencastle, Ireland
+353 74 938 1901
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Great Service Connecting Inishowen and Northern Ireland

This ferry is a great way to explore both the Inishowen peninsula and the Causeway Coastal Route... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Moville, Ireland

Loved this shortcut. Took it 4 times on our visit to Culdaff. Friendly staff, inexpensive and... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
Bill R
Simi Valley, California
via mobile
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“Linking the Wild Atlantic Way with the Causeway Coast” Linking two of the world’s most spectacular and breathtaking coastal drives, Lough Foyle Ferry operates a roll on / roll off car and passenger ferry from Greencastle, Co. Donegal to Magilligan, Co. Derry ~ Londonderry. The ferry operates a continuous service 7 days per week. The crossing takes 15 minutes and tickets are available to purchase on board. Sailing Times: First Crossing ex-Greencastle 7am (Sunday sailing commences at 9am) Last Crossing ex-Magilligan 9.45pm Fares 20% cheaper than 2015 Sails Every 45 Minutes
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible7%
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The Pier, Greencastle, Ireland
+353 74 938 1901
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

This ferry is a great way to explore both the Inishowen peninsula and the Causeway Coastal Route. The journey only takes 15 minutes and you can step out of your car and admire the stunning scenery of both Donegal and Derry.

Thank CressidaCanavan
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Loved this shortcut. Took it 4 times on our visit to Culdaff. Friendly staff, inexpensive and efficient.

Thank Bill R
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We have journeyed up to Magilligan Point 3 times from quite far away to find that the ferry wasn't running. However - there was no notification on the website as it stated that the ferry was running as usual. Extremely disappointing. Website updates are vital....More

1  Thank Shauneen T
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

As at August 2017 the ferry is still running. Quick service, no timetable - you just turn up and wait.

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

the Lough Foyle ferry is a great at ago cross Lough Foyle and see the panoramic view of the Lough and beautiful scenic views of Ireland. We arrived on our trip in June but unfortunately the ferry is seasonal Sosa's not open at the time....More

Thank Andrew C
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend this alternate route between the Inishowen Peninsula and the Causeway coast of Northern Ireland. Traveling the scenic Lough Foyle, rather than fighting the roundabouts of Derry are a no-brainer. During prime tourist season, drive to Greencastle harbour, get in the queue, the Ferry...More

1  Thank Bob B
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

They were running a continuous shuttle service when we visited in August. 13 Euro return fare (our car had 4 passengers) and you can save the return ticket for use on another day. It was so quick, there were lovely views and the staff were...More

Thank cathyo2005
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

A nice route west from Northern Ireland, UK to the South. A short sail, operating all day in season, just drive up and get in the queue. Great views.

Thank cararro
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Ideal ferry crossing from Magilligan to Greencastle or Vice Versa, 10 minutes, friendly crew, no long waits, either way!! Keep this service going please!

Thank Rosemary J
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We didnt even know about this service we fell upon it and waited 10 minutes for the ferry and parked up and stood on deck with the sun shining and the spray over the bow. What a superb 20 minutes across the Foyle! It is...More

Thank AdrianH1967
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Jackie K
22 June 2017|
Response from Roger A | Reviewed this property |
it is my understanding the contract was withdrawn 2016 when or if it recommence i am not sure
13 June 2017|
Response from cheezo1 |
Yesterday it was out of service
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