Ferry from Holyhead to Dublin in Ireland


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.

If you are travelling from Holyhead to Dublin then you have the choice of two ferry operators, Stena Line and Irish Ferries. The Holyhead Dublin route connects Holyhead in Anglesey (North Wales) with the Republic of Ireland. With up to nine departures daily it’s one of the busiest ferry connections between the UK and Ireland.

If you need to get there quick, Irish Ferries run two crossings on their Dublin Swift ship, which can get you to Dublin within 2 hours!

Holyhead to Dublin Ferries

  Route Sailings per day Sailing
Foot passengers Car & 4 passengers  
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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holyhead to dublin ferry

For the cheapest prices

  • Sail October to March
  • Book in advance
  • Cheapest days to sail is usually a Tuesday and Wednesday

This Wales to Ireland route is served by the largest car ferry on the Irish Sea, the Ulysses sailing you to the heart of Dublin in just over 3 hours. If you need to get there faster the Dublin Swift fast ferry will have you in Dublin as quickly as 1 hour and 49 minutes!

Stena Line and Irish Ferries provide a stress free journey from the UK to the shores of Ireland. Dublin has one of Europe’s most vibrant and exciting nightlife cultures. So whether it’s the traditional pubs with Irish music, or the hip and trendy bar and club scene that you’re after, you’ll find it all in Dublin! If you are traveling on the fast ferry to Ireland, in less than 2 hours you will be enjoying all that the city of Dublin has to offer.

If you are travelling further into Ireland, Dublin  really is an ideal starting point, you can reach just about anywhere within a 3 hour drive and major places like Galway, Limerick, Cork or Belfast are all roughly a 2 hour drive away.

So why not take the ferry to Dublin with Irish Ferries or Stena Line and travel in comfort with your car. There are no additional charges for baggage when you travel by ferry, so you can bring as much as you can fit in your car!

Holyhead is situated in Anglesey in North Wales and is served by the A55 and A5 road networks. The A55 expressway has newly been improved reducing journey times by up to 30 minutes and A5 road networks. If you are a foot passenger Holyhead also has an excellent rail service providing connections to rail stations throughout Britain.

Stena Line offers Free WiFi and Free movies on all their sailings, so if your looking to stay connected or keep you little ones entertained then, Stena Line may be the best choice for you!