Lough Foyle Ferry

Founded in 2002, the Lough Foyle Company provides services to and from the Inishowen Peninsula of County Donegal.

The most popular service known as the Lough Foyle route is a ferry which travels between Greencastle and Magilligan. The ferry transports both cars and passengers between Magilligan point and Greencastle Harbour.

Timetable & Fares

The ferry operates every day, Monday – Sunday, on a regular shuttle service.
Starting from Greencastle, Co Donegal at 9am – 8.30pm last sailing from Magilligan 8.15pm

Cars, Campers & Commercials (less than 6 metres)
Single: €12 / £10 Return: €16 / £13

Campers & Commercials (greater than 6 metres)
Single: €16 / £13 Return: €22 / £18

Motorcycles
Single: €6 / £5 Return: €8 / £6

Caravans & Trailers (less than 4 metres)
Single: €4 / £3 Return: €5 / £4
If you are purchasing a ticket for a caravan or trailer, please also purchase a ticket for the size of vehicle that is towing it.

Caravans & Trailers (more than 4 metres)
Single: €5 / £4 Return: €6 / £5
If you are purchasing a ticket for a caravan or trailer, please also purchase a ticket for the size of vehicle that is towing it.

Minibuses (less than 6 metres)
Single: €12 / £10 Return: €16 / £13

Coaches (less than 8 metres)
Single: €16 / £13 Return: €22 / £18

Coaches (greater than 8 metres)
Single: €30 / £24 Return: €40 / £32

Lorries
Single: €25 / £20 Return: €30 / £25

Foot Passengers Adults
Single: €2.50 / £2 Return: €3.50 / £3

Foot Passengers Concessionary
Single: €1 / £1 Return: €2 / £1.50

MULTI TICKET Cars, Campers & Commercials (less than 6 metres ): €40 / £32

Update from Paul O'Sullivan

Frazer Ferries sincerely apologises for the delay in the commencement of Scenic Lough Foyle Ferry operations. We understand and greatly regret the disappointment and frustration that the public feel. We are doing everything in our power to commence operations as soon as possible.

Over the course of the last two months Foyle Port Engineering have undertaken and completed the final required work to our vessel, the Frazer Mariner. In recent weeks they worked double shifts to undertake all the works, which they completed in the tightest of timeframes and to the highest standards.

The two statutory authorities, the Marine Survey Office and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, attended on board our vessel on Monday and Tuesday of this week and approved all the work. Our operating licenses for Lough Foyle were, therefore, approved by the agencies subject to one piece of piping being changed. The pipe in question is a double walled high-pressure fuel pipe approximately 10 inches long. This pipe carries 1800 bar of pressure. To put that into context, a car tyre carries approximately 2-3 bar of pressure. Our engineers did their very best to get the pipe fabricated in Ireland but have been unsuccessful due to its very specialised nature. They then went directly to the manufacturer of the engine in Finland with the precise details of the pipe required. We received the pipe this morning, but unfortunately it was not the correct one. We are doing our utmost to resolve the problem. It will now not be resolved until sometime next week at the earliest.

We have done our best to keep our Facebook page updated for the benefit of the public. We feel this is the most appropriate real time method to communicate with our customers due to the fact that circumstances are changing so quickly. It is extremely upsetting from our point of view that a seemingly innocuous problem could result in the delay to the commencement of operations and the resultant frustration that this causes to the travelling public. On behalf of our company, I can only reiterate our very sincere apologies and reassure everyone that we are doing our very best to resolve the problem as soon as possible.

Similar to Frazer Ferries’ other ferry services, our commitment to Scenic Lough Foyle Ferry is a long-term commitment and safety is our first priority.

It explores the North West of Ireland, offering breath-taking views and a captivating tour of one of Ireland’s most scenic routes.

The route itself takes a mere 15 minutes and is a must do for anyone travelling to the North West area. It takes in what is known as the ‘Colombian Corridor’ which was integral to Ireland in the past for trade and monastic reasons.

By travelling this route you will follow the same course a litany of saints, scholars and legends have travelled in the past.

The Lough Foyle Ferry also offers an additional service known as the Lough Swilly route from Buncrana to Rathmullan.

They have recently launched a new Ferry friendly discount scheme which offers customers cut price deals on a variety of businesses and attractions in both the Inishowen Peninsula and along the Antrim Coast of Northern Ireland.

The offers are available from April through to October when the ferry is operational. With over 40 partners involved in the scheme there are many deals to be found. All partners and discounts can be found at www.visitinishowen.com and www.causewaycoastandglens.com

To avail of these offers customers must retain ferry tickets and present it to the participating business. The ferry ticket is valid from the day of purchase up until two days later i.e. A Friday ticket will be valid Fri-Sun.

It is worth noting that although return tickets are open the discounts can only be used within 3 days of the purchase date and not the date that you use the return. Each ticket may only be used once with each participating business.

The Lough Foyle Ferry Company has a new SMS service which allows customers to check if the sailing service is running normally. Text “ASSIST” to 51444 (ROI) or 88990 (UK) for updates.
For up to date timetable information and a price list of each service go to www.loughfoyleferry.com

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