Lough Foyle Ferry

Lough Foyle Ferry, Greencastle: Hours, Address, Lough Foyle Ferry Reviews: 4.5/5

Lough Foyle Ferry
4.5
9:00 AM - 8:15 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:15 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:15 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:15 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:15 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:15 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:15 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:15 PM
About
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 to 8:15pm between Greencastle in County Donegal and Magilligan Point in County Londonderry.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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C_and_H_11
Dublin, Ireland647 contributions
Disappointing & Inconvenient
Sep 2020
We have used this ferry service before & know it's very efficient & very good. On this occasion we wanted to cross Lough Foyle in mid September - Tuesday 14th to be exact, so I rang in advance a few days before we travelled to check the times of the sailings & make sure the service would still be operating, as it was (amazingly) coming to the end of the season. I was assured all was ok, but on arrival at Greencastle for the morning sailing we discovered there were only Fri/Sat/Sun crossings, so we were 3 days too early! So we'd advise anyone to check & double check (even the evening before) to be sure of the ferry crossings.
Written October 3, 2020
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I can only apologise and I have no idea where you got the misinformation that we would be sailing on the 14th September. All of our office personnel and crew were aware that daily sailings would continue until Sunday 13th September before moving to weekend only service. This is our regular sailing pattern throughout September and every employee of the company was aware of that. The information was available on our website, our social media and in email responses. Please contact us again directly to check sailings. Our website is the best place for information as the sailing status is updated if there is any interruption to our service and would have had the information you required available on it from early September. Thanks and hopefully we will see you again. Foyle Ferry
Written October 5, 2020
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BarbieNewcastle
Newcastle58 contributions
Great experience
Aug 2020 • Family
Very friendly staff.
Great way to travel to Donegal 👍🏻
Quick and efficient service.
Beautiful views from all sides
Written September 17, 2020
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Joan P
Ballymoney, UK23 contributions
Efficient and friendly service
Aug 2020 • Family
Excellent quick service across the Lough. Staff are friendly and efficient. The crossing is straightforward and the views are spectacular.
Written September 11, 2020
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rambler2008
Brighton UK39 contributions
Very efficient crossing
Aug 2020
We used the ferry across to Greencastle. It was only a short crossing and not at all choppy! Using the ferry saved us a much longer journey around Derry/Londonderry to get up towards Malin Head in Donegal..Would recommend using the ferry for convenience. One just needs to check when it is running. There is no set timetable.
Written September 5, 2020
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Michael R
42 contributions
Cheap and efficent
Aug 2020 • Couples
I took the ferry from Greencastle to Magilligan and timed it the crossing took 9 minutes and cut our travel time to Belfast by an hour prefect for any travellers visiting the Innishowen pennisula €15 single €20 return great value pay on board cash or card.
Written August 30, 2020
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Lorna
Omagh, UK4 contributions
Friendly fast ferry
Aug 2020 • Family
Friendly staff. This is a great ferry we based ourselves at Castlerock and had a great day trip over to malin five finger strand and coastal roads. Saves so much time. Smooth crossing. Grown uos and kids all loved the experience :)
Written August 6, 2020
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Rebecca
Dublin, Ireland10 contributions
Scenic journey & suitable for motorhomes
Aug 2020 • Friends
Took our motorhome on the ferry to reduce the travel time to Malin Head. €15 for a one-way ticket and it was definitely worth it. The views are beautiful and the time saving is great! Very smooth crossing and you can stand up on the viewing deck to take in the scenery.
Written August 4, 2020
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Rocketmick
Limavady, UK22 contributions
Shortcut
Sep 2019
I have always used this when the road connection between Magilligan and Greencastle is flooded. Just a pity it’s not on every weekend. Quick and efficient service
Written October 21, 2019
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sunsilk88
wales18 contributions
Quick & Easy
Jun 2019 • Friends
Great way to cross the Foyle each way, Northern Ireland Co Deery - Republic of Ireland , Co Donegal
Ferry runs all day throughout summer months on 1st come 1st served.
Reasonably priced, saves having to drive all the way around, used it many times throughout the season
We were lucky enough to see the dolphins leaping & swimming along side the ferry ⛴ on a couple of occasions
Would definitely recommend
Written October 11, 2019
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AnnieMG
Antrim, UK832 contributions
Brilliant
Aug 2019 • Couples
Absolutely loved this ferry which cut about an hour off our journey to/from the Inishowen Peninsula.

We waited only 5 minutes at Magilligan Point, and enjoyed a lovely trip across the Foyle.
Next day we arrived at Greencastle for the return journey and the ferry was almost full, but we were called forward and the hydraulic ramp closed behind us and off we went.

Great value, and pleasant staff.
Written August 25, 2019
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