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
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
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.
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.