Ferries to Dublin

Ferry Routes to Dublin from UK

There's plenty of choice when it comes to ferries to Dublin. Ferry routes run from Holyhead, Liverpool and Liverpool Birkenhead. However the Dun Laoghaire ferry port is also very close to Dublin (just 7 miles away) and the Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire ferry offers a good (and quick) alternative should the departure times or ticket prices of ferries to Dublin not suit your travel needs. Ferries to Dublin are perfect for discovering the rest of Ireland too. Not only can you enjoy Dublin city, but you can easily drive on to explore the rest of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

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Ferries to Dublin

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  • Holyhead to Dublin / Dun Laoghaire
  • Liverpool to Dublin
  • Liverpool Birkenhead to Dublin

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Ferries to Dublin

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Ferries to South of Ireland

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  • Swansea to Cork
  • Pembroke to Rosslare
  • Fishguard to Rosslare

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About Dublin Ferry Terminal and Ferries to Dublin

Dublin ferry port is situated very near to the city, at the mout of Dublin's famous River Liffey. Dublin ferry port is the biggest and busiest in Ireland, and handles huge amounts of freight, as well as car and passenger ferries from Holyhead and Liverpool. There are also ferries from Douglas in the Isle of Man during the summer months. Dublin ferry port is well connected to the main road network in Ireland, via the M1 motorway and tunnel.

Travel to and from Dublin Ferry Port

Dublin Ferry Port by Car

Dublin ferry port is well connected to the main road network in Ireland via the M1 motorway. However, be aware that a stretch of this road - Dublin Port Tunnel - is a toll road with charges between 3 and 10 depending on the time of day. See Dublin Port Tunnel for more information.

The M1 heads north to Drogheda and Dundalk but also connects with the M50, Dublin's ring road, which in turn can quickly take you south, or eventually connect with other motorways heading north west, west and south west - the M3, M6, M7 and M9.


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Moving on From Dublin

Dublin has plenty on offer and is definitely worth staying at least a night or two. For a good choice of hotels with discount prices, visit Dublin Accommodation for more information. However, if your plans are to move on straightaway, then once you have arrived at Dublin ferry terminal, you will find it easy to reach other areas of the country using the motorway network. As mentioned above, the M1 is directly at the ferry terminal, which you can take north to connect to the Dublin ring road, the M50, which in turn can connect you to numerous other motorways. For example, the M6 can get you to Galway in around 2 hours, and the M7, then M8 can take you from Dublin to Cork in just under 3 hours.

Dublin to Belfast

If your intended final destination is Northern Ireland, you may still find a ferry to Dublin a more convenient way to travel. For example, driving from Dublin ferry port to Belfast takes under 2 hours, and is a very simple drive up the M1 motorway. Compare this to the 8 hour ferry crossing from Liverpool to Belfast, and you might feel more comfortable taking the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin, then driving the rest of the way.

Ferry Operators to Dublin

Ferries to Dublin ferry port are operated by Irish Ferries, P & O Ferries and Stena Line Ferries.

Ferry Routes to Dublin

The car and passenger routes for ferries to Dublin go from Holyhead and Liverpool. Click on the links below to find out more about each route:

Alternative Ferry Ports and Ferry Routes

If you are aiming to get the ferry to Dublin, then alternative ferry routes go to Dun Laoghaire. The ferry from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire is in fact a faster route.

If you intend to travel south once you reach Ireland, you may wish to consider some of the other ports in the south of the country, Rosslare and Cork. Routes to these ferry terminals are:

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