Arranmore Car Ferry

The Arranmore Car Ferry Service has been operating a car ferry and passenger ferry service between Burtonport and Arranmore Island for over 30 years. All car ferry vessels are fully certified by the Marine Survey Office and are maintained to the highest of standards. The crossing takes just 20 minutes. Passengers can enjoy a scenic sailing as the Arranmore Car ferry navigates through a number of small islands before arriving at Arranmore Island. Along the way it is common to spot seals, birds and dolphins which frequent the waters around Arranmore Island.

Arranmore Ferry Staff
Our staff are fully qualified and are always on hand to assist in ensuring that your crossing is both comfortable and enjoyable. We are committed to making travel on our vessels as easy and comfortable as possible. This includes any passengers with reduced mobility and special needs.

Tickets
Tickets can be purchased online here, or at our booking office at Burtonport Pier or on board the vessel. During the summer months it is advised to book your ticket prior to departure.

We can accommodate all sizes of groups at a competitive rate and can also arrange accommodation and activities for the duration of your stay on the island.

The Arranmore Car Ferry Fleet

M.V. Rhum

The M.V. Rhum is the main ferry vessel that operates the route from Burtonport to Arranmore Island. The vessel can carry up to 96 passengers and all sizes of vehicles. There are both indoor and outdoor passenger decks. We also offer free WiFi to all passengers.

M.V. Coll

The M.V. Coll is a sister ship to the M.V. Rhum and can also cater for up to 96 passengers and all sizes of vehicles. The vessel operates a cargo ferry service to Tory Island which lies 14.5km off the coast. The M.V. Coll is available for charter and can service all the islands off Donegal.

Spirit of Lough Swilly

The Spirit of Lough Swilly or Swilly Ferry operates a summer schedule from Buncrana to Rathmullan, Co. Donegal. The vessel is a roll on/roll off double ended car ferry which can cater for up to 130 passengers and 18 cars.

WE FOSTER QUALITY

The Arranmore Ferry Service has been operating for over 26 years. The company has become the leading Ferry service in the North West. Báid Farantóireachta Árainn Mhór prides itself on providing a professional, high quality service with strict attention to safety.

QUALIFIED

All staff are highly qualified and the Arranmore Ferry company complies with all Irish Marine Insurance and Legal requirements. Our staff are fully trained in First Aid and on board Defibrillator.
The Arranmore ferries can cater for all sizes of vehicles and for up to 96 foot passengers. The crossing takes just 15 to 20 minutes where one can enjoy the most spectacular scenery found anywhere in Donegal.

CUSTOMERS WITH PARTICULAR NEEDS

Arranmore Ferry is committed to making travel on our services as easy and comfortable as possible. For passengers with reduced mobility and special needs. Self-identification is the best way for us to help you. Please contact us on Tel: 074 9542233 or via email.

SUMMER

In the summer months Arranmore Ferry Company have two boats, the M.V. Rhum and the M.V. Coll, running on a hourly basis with only 15 to 20 minutes crossing time.

ON HAND

We currently accept Irish Free Travel Pass and Northern Ireland Senior SmartPass. Our staff are always on hand to assist in ensuring that your crossing is both comfortable and enjoyable. Tickets can be purchased online, at our booking office at Burtonport Pier or on board the vessel. During the summer months it is advised to book your ticket prior to departure. We can accommodate all sizes of groups at a competitive rate and can also arrange accommodation for the duration of your stay on the Island.