Rail & Sail is the affordable, convenient and comfortable way to travel from Scotland to Ireland. In conjunction with Stena Line and ScotRail, we offer competitive and guaranteed fares on the train and ferry to Ireland with no luggage restrictions! Even better, children aged 0 - 4 years travel FREE and Railcard discounts are available!
You can book your ticket online in association with thetrainline, all you need is a UK postal address so your tickets can be delivered.
For customers calling from the Republic of Ireland please call 00353 1 907 5388 and for our International customers 0044 8445 762 762.
Your Rail and Sail tickets will be issued by thetrainline, for ticketing queries please call them direct on 00 44 871 244 1545.
Please note: To book a Rail and Sail ticket that includes entry to the Stena Plus lounge and/or cabins you must call 08445 762 762 to make your booking as it is not possible to book these onboard extras online with your rail ticket
Tickets & Fees
The following fees apply when you buy train tickets using thetrainline.com
Booking your ticket:
You can book up to 10 journeys in one transaction on our website - the booking fee would only be applied once. Mobile App: a booking fee of £1 applies to each transaction. Website & mobile website: a booking fee of £1.50 applies to each transaction.
Getting your ticket:
Most delivery and ticket collection options are free.
If you choose Next Day Delivery or International Delivery a fee of £7.50 will apply.
Paying for your ticket:
There is no card charge for paying with a UK Debit Card and other cards £1.19
Tickets on departure from mainline stations
If you intend to travel within the next 7 days please telephone 08445 762 762 and a ticket on departure can be arranged provided if your departure station can accommodate this facility.
This service is only available to passengers who hold a valid e-mail address and can take the credit/debit card used to purchase their ticket with them.
To obtain your rail ticket at the station on day of departure you will need the payment card used together with your rail collection booking reference which is different to your Stena Line booking reference, both these references are shown on your Stena Line e-ticket reservation advice. Failure to present your rail booking reference means that you will be unable to collect your train ticket and no refund will be due.
This telephone booking service is available Monday to Friday during ofﬁce hours 09:00 - 17:00 hrs.
You can call The Train Line on 0871 244 1545, The support team are available to take your call 7 days a week, from 8am until 10pm.
To discuss a booking already made, for security we can only discuss details of a booking, including cancellation or amendment of a ticket. with the owner of the card used to pay for the tickets. You can also change or cancel tickets online by logging into My Train Line Account.
*Calls to this number cost 10p per minute from a BT landline. Calls from other operators and from outside the UK may cost more.
Tickets on departure from Belfast Port
If you are travelling from Belfast to Cairnryan tickets can be booked up to 2 hours prior to departure and collected from the Belfast Travel Centre at Victoria Terminal 4. Please note that this facility is not available when travelling via Liverpool and all bookings must be made at least 7 days in advance of travel in order for tickets to be posted.
Travel by Sea
Carriage is subject to the Terms and conditions of Business of Stena Line Limited and associated carriers. Click here for more details.
Rail travel is subject to the relevant terms and conditions of the particular railway undertaking and, where applicable, the provisions of the Convention concerning the International Carriage by Rail (COTIF) of 9 May 1980 including the Uniform Regulations concerning the contract of the International Rail Passenger and Luggage Traffic (CIV) contained in Appendix A of the Convention. Details are available on request.
The online enquiry and booking service (the "Booking Service") is offered as a service to you, the customer, by the, Trainline.com
Travel must be on the dates and times shown on your ticket. No break of journey is allowed other than to join connecting services.
It you travel on a different train or ferry to that booked, your ticket will be invalid and a full single fare will be payable.
Holyhead and Fishguard Advance single fares can only be purchased up to 18:00 hours the day before travel at train stations and 16:00 hours direct with Stena Line and are only valid on the date and train services shown on the ticket. Are subject to limited availability and if there is no availability a Standard single fare will be charged. You may not start, break, resume or end your journey at any intermediate station except to change from/to connecting trains shown on ticket or itinerary. Standard single fares can be purchased at any time and when Advance tickets are not available.
Prices are valid until further notice and may be subject to change.
For DART rail to Dublin an additional £1 per person single journey will be charged to the ticket price. Rail & Sail fares exclude travel on the LUAS system in Dublin and the London Underground.
Rail Link Bus between Caimryan and Ayr return
Rail journeys commence or terminate at Ayr rail station and a dedicated Rail Link coach service will transport you direct to or from Loch Ryan Port.
The through Rail & Sail ticket includes the cost of the coach. Dogs or pets cannot be accommodated onboard the Rail Link coach however officially registered guide, hearing or assistance dogs will be able to travel on the coach with their owners free of charge. For guests with particular needs the Rail Link coach can accommodate one guest who needs to remain in their wheelchair for the duration of the coach journey per departure. It is very important to make a reservation as early as possible but no less than 48 hours before the date of intended travel. You must specifically advise Stena Line of your requirements by telephone calling 08445 762 762 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org advising name, booking reference, date and time of outward and return travel and your requirements.
Cancellation and Amendment Charges
For customers bookings direct with Stena Line by phone and for any cancellations or amendments a £10 per person administration fee will apply. For details concerning charges on tickets that have been issued, please call us on 08445 762 762 for further details. Advance fares are non refundable. Online, once you’ve made a booking, the options available for cancelling or changing tickets depend on the type of tickets you've chosen. Click here
Select the type of ticket you‘ve purchased from the and Train Line will show you the options that are available to you. You can call The Train Line on 0871 244 1545
Carriage of Bicycles
Bicycles incur a £10 single charge with Stena Line and you are advised to check with the relevant railway operator that they can be carried on the train.
Subject to availability of space.
Carriage of Dogs
Dogs cannot be accommodated on the Rail Link coach between Caimryan and Ayr. However officially registered guide, hearing or assistance dogs will be able to travel on the coach with their owners free of charge.