Dublin to Holyhead Ferry

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.

Route and port details

Dublin to Holyhead Ferry Alternatives

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Ireland to Wales page.

Dublin - Holyhead Ferry Operators

  • Irish Ferries
    • 4 Sailings Daily 2 hr
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  • Stena Line
    • 4 Sailings Daily 3 hr 21 min
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Average Dublin Holyhead Prices

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 Holyhead Ferry reviews

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  • "Nice smooth trip"

    Ferry left on time and the trip was very comfortable. Had some trouble with the 25 pound discount I was supposed to get, due to the cancellation of the Dun Loughaire route, but Sue in the Stena Plus lounge was great, and sorted this out. She also looked after my disabled wife, when we got to the port at Dublin.

    'Graham' travelled Dublin Holyhead with Stena Line on Stena Adventurer

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  • "Trip to Holyhead"

    A good experience and helpful staff

    'Wesley' travelled Dublin Holyhead with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift

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  • "dublin port to holyhead "

    This was my first trip aboard the Jonathan Swift and I was very impressed as it was completely hassle free, enjoyable experience and beats flying any day plus you have the bonus of driving your own vehicle abroad. My only criticism would be the standard and cost of food and beverages on board which, in my opinion could be easily addressed. Despite this criticism I'm looking forward to my next trip!

    'Anonymous' travelled Dublin Holyhead with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift

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  • "Easy trip, once you've found the loading lot"

    We used the ferry to return to Britain during and extended driving holiday during May and June. Once on board it was an excellent service and a pleasant crossing. The only wrinkle for a first time user was finding where the car should be driven to. The port area is confusing the first time through. Better signage and better 'boiler plate' content on the emailed reservation document would probably take that unwanted bit of adventure away.

    'Anonymous' travelled Dublin Holyhead with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift

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Dublin Guide

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.

Holyhead Guide

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.