Ferries to Ireland

There are plenty options to choose from for ferries to Ireland, sailing from Wales, England and Scotland. The first table below deals with ferries to the republic of Ireland and you will find 6 different options, which include 4 separate routes from 3 operators departing from 4 different UK ports and sailing to 2 different ports in Ireland.

Ferries to Republic of Ireland

  Route Sailings per day Sailing
Time
Foot passengers Car & 4 passengers  
Fishguard to Rosslare Fishguard to Rosslare 2 3hr 30m £32 from £169

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Holyhead to Dublin Holyhead to Dublin 4 3hr 15m £32 from £169

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Holyhead to Dublin Holyhead to Dublin 4 3hr 15m £31 from £179

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Holyhead to Dublin Holyhead to Dublin 2 2 hours £36 from £219

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Liverpool to Dublin Liverpool to Dublin 2 8 hours from £134

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Pembroke to Rosslare Pembroke to Rosslare 2 4 hours £31 from £179

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The Liverpool to Dublin ferry does not take foot passengers.

The Fastnet Line ferries service from Swansea to Cork unfortunately closed in 2012 and the Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire closed in 2014.

All of the ferries to Northern Ireland sail from Scotland with the exception of the 8 hour sailing from Liverpool to Belfast. You will have noticed from the table above that Scotland has no ferries going to the republic of Ireland.

There are 4 options to choose from for ferries to Northern Ireland. 3 different routes from 2 operators(Stena & P&O) sailing from three ports in the UK to 2 ports in Northern Ireland.

Ferries to Northern Ireland

  Route Sailings per day Sailing
Time
Foot passengers Car & 4 passengers  
Cairnryan  to Belfast Cairnryan to Belfast 6 2hr 15m £19.50 from £138

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Cairnryan  to Larne Cairnryan to Larne 6 2 hours £27 from £153

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Liverpool to Belfast Liverpool to Belfast 2 8 hours £16.30 from £147

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The Troon to Larne ferry and the Cairnryan to Larne fast ferry only sail during the peak summer season from April to September.

Where ever you may be heading to in Ireland (Northern or Republic) we are sure you will agree you have plenty of options on sailing to Ireland.

Closed Routes

Over the years there has many fery connections between the UK mainland and Ireland. The most recent closures were the Troon to Larne summer service operated by P&O Ferries which closed in 2015, Irish Ferries Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire closed in 2014 and the Fastnet Line ferries service from Swansea to Cork closed in 2012.