The Dublin Holyhead ferry route connects Ireland with Wales and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Irish Ferries service runs up to 4 times per day with a sailing duration of around 2 hours while the Stena Line service runs up to 4 times per day with a duration from 3 hr 21 min.
So that’s a combined 56 sailings on offer per week on the Dublin Holyhead route between Ireland and Wales. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.
Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Dublin Holyhead route is a car and 2 passengers.
"Dublin to Holyhead"
Great travel experience with both direct ferries and stems line. I booked a cabin for the sailing as I had a long drive when I reached Wales, it was a great decision. Great facilities, comfortable and worth the money.
'Amy' travelled Dublin Holyhead with Stena Line on Stena AdventurerRead More Read Less
A quiet trip. I managed to relax if not sleep on the overnight sailing. A smart ship and crew.
'Megan' travelled Dublin Holyhead with Stena Line on Stena Superfast XRead More Read Less
The lack of sign posts for Dublin Port caused us to be late for our check in but we were allowed on our scheduled ferry. The ferry was clean & the staff were friendly. The crossing was fast & extremely smooth, not once experiencing travel sickness. There were a lot of passengers but we always managed to find a seat after leaving our place to go on deck or dine. To improve the journey there could be more toilet facilities as there always seemed to be a very long queue that led out into the corridor. Overall, a good trip.
'Anonymous' travelled Dublin Holyhead with Stena Line on Stena Superfast XRead More Read Less
"Just perfect! "
Am not a big fan of travelling by ferry since an unfortunate trip to France a few years back with another company, on what can only be considered the sister ship of the Titanic, however I have to say the Stena crossing was most pleasant. Definitely the upgrade to Premium was worth the little extra because the service and courteous manner of the crew definitely made our trip - I even tweeted that a certain low fare airline should send their cabin crew on a ferry crossing to see what 'customer service' really should be like! Highly recommend the Stena crossings and we are already considering another trip at Halloween. Ship was a bit delayed on the outward journey as they were dealing with a sick passenger ( hardly their fault! ) but both crossings were smooth and event free.
'MrsMop' travelled Dublin Holyhead with Stena Line on Stena AdventurerRead More Read Less
The Irish city of Dublin is the capital of Ireland and lies in the province of Leinster on the east coast of Ireland, at the mouth of the River Liffey. Dating back to the Viking age, Dublin began to rapidly expand in the 17th century. Today, the city attracts millions of visitors every year to experience everything the city has to offer. One of Dublin's oldest monuments is the 13th century Dublin Castle which was founded after the Norman invasion. Trinity College, Dublin is also a popular visitor destination in order to see the Book of Kells which is an illustrated manuscript created by Irish monks in around 800 AD. One of the most photographed sights in Dublin is the Ha'penney Bridge which is an old iron footbridge that spans the River Liffey. This is considered to be one of Dublin's most iconic landmarks.
Dublin Port is the busiest passenger ferry port in Ireland, serving 1.5 million passengers per year to destinations in the UK and Europe. The port has three terminals and lies at the mouth of the River Liffey, which is under 3 km from the city centre.
The Welsh town of Holyhead is located on Holy Island in Anglesey. At one point Holy Island was connected to Anglesey by the Four Mile Bridge but was replaced by the construction of a causeway in the 19th century. The Cobb, as the causeway is named, now carries the main road and railway line that serves the town. The Church of St. Cybi is the heart of the town and was built inside one of Europe's few three-walled Roman Forts. Other Roman sites in the town include a watchtower on the top of Holyhead Mountain inside Mynydd y Twr which is a prehistoric hill fort. There are also signs that the area has been inhabited since prehistoric times, with circular huts, burial chambers and standing stones all being found in the area. The current lighthouse is on South Stack on the other side of Holyhead Mountain and is open to the public. The area is also popular with birdwatchers.
From the Port of Holyhead, ferries depart to Dublin and Dun Laoghaire in Ireland.