Ferries from Holyhead to Ireland

There are up to 9 ferries from Holyhead daily connecting North Wales with the Republic of Ireland. With 8 departures daily to Dublin and a summer sailing to Dun Laoghaire, Holyhead is the busiest ferry connection between Wales and Ireland.

Holyhead to Ireland Ferries

  Route Sailings per day Sailing
Time
Foot passengers Car & 4 passengers  
Holyhead to Dublin Holyhead to Dublin 4 3hr 15m £33 from £185

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Holyhead to Dublin Holyhead to Dublin 4 3hr 15m £31 from £189

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Holyhead to Dublin Holyhead to Dublin 2 2 hours £36 from £231

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All routes allow foot passengers, bicycles, motorcycles, cars, vans, motorhomes & caravans.

A ferry from Holyhead will take you and your car over to Ireland in just 2 hours if you choose the Dublin Swift from Irish Ferries or the fast ferry service to Dun Laoghaire that is operated by Stena during the summer months. It won’t take much longer on the other larger ferries with the average sailing taking just 3 hours 15 minutes.

Whatever Holyhead ferry you choose, you will be sailing on some of Europe’s largest, modern and best equipped car ferries. You will  find a host of facilities on-board including restaurants, video and electronic games, children’s play area, large lounge bars and shops.

and is served by the A55 (newly improved expressway reducing journey times by up to 30 minutes) and A5 road networks.

Holyhead is situated in Anglesey in North Wales and is served by the A55 and A5 making it convenient for travel to or from the North of England, North Wales or the Midlands. Holyhead also has an excellent rail service providing connections to rail stations throughout Britain. If a Holyhead ferry is not how you are going to travel then you might consider Liverpool the next closest port to Holyhead.

Alternative Routes – Try Sailing from Liverpool

  Route Sailings per day Sailing
Time
Foot passengers Car & 4 passengers  
Liverpool to Belfast Liverpool to Belfast 2 8 hours £20 from £179

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Liverpool to Dublin Liverpool to Dublin 2 8 hours from £164

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Liverpool to Dublin does not take foot passengers or solo bicycles.

and there are even more options to the south..

Alternative Routes – Try Sailing to Rosslare

  Route Sailings per day Sailing
Time
Foot passengers Car & 4 passengers  
Fishguard to Rosslare Fishguard to Rosslare 2 3hr 30m £33 from £185

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Pembroke to Rosslare Pembroke to Rosslare 2 4 hours £31 from £184

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All routes allow foot passengers, bicycles, motorcycles, cars, vans, motorhomes & caravans.