Ferry from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire

Ferries to Ireland from UK - Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire

Holyhead is probably the most important and famous departure point in UK for ferries to Ireland. Holyhead offers 2 routes for anyone crossing the Irish Sea: Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire, and Holyhead to Dublin.

The Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire ferry route is operated by Stena Line Ferries. It is one of the fastest ferry crossings from UK to Ireland, taking around 2 hours, around 1 hour less than the 3 hour journey to Dublin. Dun Laoghaire ferry port is just south of Dublin. It's very close to the city in fact, at just 7 miles away. So there's very little in it when it comes to choosing whether to travel to Dublin or Dun Laoghaire. In fact if you aim to travel south or West once you get to Ireland, Dun Laoghaire could well be better placed for your onward journey.

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Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire Ferry

The ferry from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire is the only ferry from UK to Dun Laoghaire. The ferry route is operated by Stena Line Ferries, and the crossing takes just 2 hours. Holyhead is in north Wales, on the north western side of the island of Anglesey. It is well served by the A55 road, which in turn is connected to the A5. Find out more about Holyhead ferry port here. Dun Laoghaire is just 7 miles south of Dublin, and it is easy to reach the motorway network. See our page on the Dun Laoghaire ferry port here.

Alternative Ferry Ports and Ferry Routes

The most convenient alternative ferry route to Holyhead - Dun Laoghaire is the Holyhead to Dublin route. Dublin is just a few miles north of Dun Laoghaire ferry terminal, so very conveniently placed. Departures from Holyhead to Dublin are more frequent, since there are 2 ferry operators running the route (Irish Ferries and Stena Line) so if ferry departure times to Dun Laoghaire don't suit you, then a ferry to Dublin could well be the best option. Note that the ferry from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire is the faster option by about 1 hour (2 hours to Dun Laoghaire , 3 hours to Dublin).

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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