Ferries to Ireland

*Covid-19 Update*

All ferry operators have taken several precautionary safety measures to ensure a safe and comfortable journey for all, the latest of which is to recommend the wearing of face coverings where social distancing is difficult to practise. Some ferry companies still have restrictions on which travel routes are operational at this time. Information is changing daily, so please check back again if your preferred route is not operational.

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 six different options, which include four separate routes from three operators departing from four different UK ports and sailing to two 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 £200

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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 4 3hr 15m £32 from £200

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

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

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

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The Liverpool to Dublin ferry does not take foot passengers.

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 four options to choose from for ferries to Northern Ireland. Three different routes from two operators (Stena & P&O) sailing from three ports in the UK to two 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 £26 from £189

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Cairnryan  to Larne Cairnryan to Larne 6 2 hours £27 from £175

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Liverpool to Belfast Liverpool to Belfast 2 8 hours £22 from £200

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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.