Ferries to Ireland

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 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

Car & 4 passengers from £200
2 sailings per day       Sailing time: 3hr 30m       Foot passengers from £32
Car & 4 passengers from £189
4 sailings per day       Sailing time: 3hr 15m       Foot passengers from £31
Car & 4 passengers from £200
4 sailings per day       Sailing time: 3hr 15m       Foot passengers from £32
Car & 4 passengers from £231
2 sailings per day       Sailing time: 2 hours       Foot passengers from £36
Car & 4 passengers from £164
2 sailings per day       Sailing time: 8 hours
Car & 4 passengers from £184
2 sailings per day       Sailing time: 4 hours       Foot passengers from £31
Car & 4 passengers from £239
2 per week       Sailing time: 24 hours
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

Car & 4 passengers from £189
6 sailings per day       Sailing time: 2hr 15m       Foot passengers from £26
Car & 4 passengers from £175
6 sailings per day       Sailing time: 2 hours       Foot passengers from £27
Car & 4 passengers from £200
2 sailings per day       Sailing time: 8 hours       Foot passengers from £22
Ferries no longer sail from Stranraer

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.

10 thoughts on “Ferries to Ireland

    1. StenaLine say – British or Irish citizens travelling on our Irish Sea routes do not need a passport to travel to Britain or Ireland but are advised to take a form of identity. A driving licence, citizenship card or utility bill will usually suffice. A birth certificate will provide adequate proof of identity for your child to travel on our sailings.

      Irish Ferries recommend all passengers bring a passport with them. Irish and British citizens do not strictly require a passport to travel between the two countries – some form of identification is however required.

      Please note that all nationalities except Irish or British require passports.

    1. Yes you can take your dogs to Ireland. Your dogs can be booked into the onboard Kennels or remain in your car. They are not allowed on any of the passenger decks.

    1. Taking advice from Irish ferries website today they say “”Irish Ferries recommend all passengers bring a passport with them. Irish and British citizens do not strictly require a passport to travel between the two countries – some form of identification is however required. Please note that all nationalities except Irish or British require passports. Useful means of identification when travelling on these routes are: Passport, Driving Licence, European identity Card, Bank cards, Photo ID (school or college), Utility Bills or Birth Certificate.

      Passengers who turn up at our ports without valid documentation may not be allowed to enter either Ireland or Britain.”

  1. Hi, I want to I travel with my dog to Hollyhead from Dublin, I understand that the dog should stay at all times in car or in the kennel. Can I stay with my dog in the car? Is that allowed?

    1. Hi Raluca. Unfortunately you are not permitted to stay in your vehicle with your dog during the journey. If you wanted to check on your dog during the journey, you would have to speak to a staff member who would escort you to your vehicle to check on your dog. You would be expected to return to the main body of the ship for the rest of the journey.

      Hope this helps!

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