Ferry from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire in Ireland

Ferry from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire in Ireland

As of September 2014 Stena Line will no longer be operating their Fastcraft, the Stena Express from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire.

There are now no sailings at all out of Dun Laoghaire, however their is still the main Holyhead to Dublin ferries that operate daily. This route is served by two operators, Irish Ferries and Stena Line, between them they run up to 8 sailings per day.

Holyhead to Dublin Ferries

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

Dun Laoghaire is situated just 7 miles south of Dublin City Centre, Dun Laoghaire was a bustling harbour town, the full impact of recent closure of this service is yet to be decided and their is hopes that the crossing can be resurrected. The town itself offers visitors numerous attractions and shopping opportunities.

The journey across the Irish Sea took just 2 hours on Stena’s fastcraft, the Stena Express, getting you and your vehicle to Ireland in quick time. Irish Ferries still operate an express service from Holyhead to Dublin which also takes 2 hours.

Other Ferries Between Wales & Ireland

Car & 4 passengers from £200
2 sailings per day       Sailing time: 3hr 30m       Foot passengers from £32
Car & 4 passengers from £184
2 sailings per day       Sailing time: 4 hours       Foot passengers from £31

The information below was only relevant when the service was running. 

Stena Explorer
The Stena HSS Explorer

The Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire route is served  by The Stena HSS Explorer and it may only run just once a day, but with a crossing time from only 2 hours, this is one of the best ways to travel to Ireland.

There are a range of lounges on-board to choose from, including the indulgent Premium Stena Plus Lounge. There is an observation area at the front of the ship, Barista Coffee Lounge, Food City restaurant, and Metropolitan Bar all for your enjoyment.

Once you arrive in Dun Laoghaire, you can explore the bustling harbour town or journey on further into Ireland, you are a very short drive from Dublin and only a few hours drive from popular tourist destinations, like Glaway, Killarney and Limerick.

5 thoughts on “Ferry from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire in Ireland

  1. When you approach Dublin from the South, IGNORE the directions to the Dublin ferry as it will take you miles out of your way all around greater Dublin area via toll roads. It will add a good 30minutes to your journey. Just take the normal road route to Dublin via Dun Laoghaire and save yourself loads of hassle,time and expense.

  2. I cant believe that the sailings from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire have ceased. What a disappointment. It was a brilliant relaxing service, even the drive to the Port was all part of the holiday. It used to be so easy for our commute South to Wicklow. Now we will have deal with getting through Dublin, and maybe have to reconsider how we get to Ireland. Maybe fly!!!! Its a shame. Lets hope the crossing re start very soon.

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