Ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

Ferries to Ireland from UK - Holyhead to Dublin

When you think of ferries to Ireland, you are most likely to think of Holyhead as your departure point. There are 2 ferry crossings from Holyhead to Ireland: Holyhead to Dublin, and also Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire. Another alternative crossing is also offered with the Liverpool to Dublin route.

The Holyhead to Dublin ferry route is operated by 2 ferry companies: Stena Line Ferries and Irish Ferries. This means there's plenty of choice available - more crossings and ferries with large capacity.

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Ferries to Dublin and Dun Laoghaire

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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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Ferries to South Ireland

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Holyhead to Dublin Ferry

The ferry route from Holyhead to Dublin is operated by Stena Line Ferries and Irish Ferries, and the crossing takes just over 3 hours. Holyhead is in Anglesey, north Wales. It is well connected by the A55 road which runs direct through the island. Find out more about Holyhead ferry port here. Dublin is just a few miles north of Dublin city, and is in fact very close to the city centre. It is easy to reach the motorway network since the port is situated at the end of the M1 motorway. Note that this section of the M1 is a toll road. For more, see our page on the Dublin ferry port here.

Alternative Ferry Ports and Ferry Routes

The most convenient alternative ferry route to Holyhead - Dublin is the Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire route. Dun Laoghaire is 7 miles south of Dublin ferry terminal, so very conveniently placed especially for those intending to travel south once theyr reach Ireland. The ferry from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire is the faster option, taking only 2 hours to cross the Irish Sea compared to 3 with the Holyhead to Dublin route.

Depending on where you are traveling from in UK, you might also find it more convenient to take the Liverpool to Dublin ferry route, rather than driving through North Wales. See the links below for alternative ferry routes.

If you are travelling from south Wales or south west England, and 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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