Holyhead to Dublin Ferry

The Holyhead Dublin ferry route connects Wales with Ireland 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 1 hour 49 minutes while the Stena Line service runs up to 4 times per day with a duration from 3 hr 15 min.

So that’s a combined 56 sailings on offer per week on the Holyhead Dublin route between Wales and Ireland. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

Route and port details

Holyhead - Dublin Ferry Operators

  • Irish Ferries
    • 4 Sailings Daily 1 hr 49 min
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  • Stena Line
    • 4 Sailings Daily 3 hr 15 min
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Average Holyhead Dublin Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Holyhead Dublin route is a car and 2 passengers.

Holyhead Dublin Ferry reviews

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  • "Enjoyable Journey"

    The Swift was a very pleasurable smaller ferry. It was a very quick journey from Dublin to Holyhead,

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

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  • "Trip to Ireland "

    The Journey to and from Ireland was great it was my partners first time travelling and he enjoyed the journey he wants to go back in November

    'Jackie & Derek ' travelled Holyhead Dublin with Stena Line on Stena Adventurer

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  • "Efficient and comfortable"

    I found the whole process of travelling on this ferry very easy and efficient, from booking in to driving off. The reserved seating area and the seat itself were comfortable and I would not hesitate to use this ferry again.

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

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  • "Good facilities but very choppy crossing"

    The facilities are very good and the trip only takes about two hours. However, we were a little unlucky, going to Ireland mid-September, to get a very choppy crossing going over and my wife was not feeling too well - it was however fine coming back. It was so rough in fact that the next crossing was cancelled, just bad timing really.

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

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Holyhead Guide

Located on Holy Island, which at one point was connected to Anglesey via the Four Mile Bridge, the town of Holyhead is the largest town, and port, in Anglesey, Wales. A local philanthropist in the mid 19th century, however, funded the building of a causeway, "The Cobb", which to this day carries the main road and railway to and from Holyhead. There are many places in the town centre to eat with all the usual shops and facilities you would expect to find in a town of its size. There is also a cinema and theatre. Holyhead is often used as an overnight stop to, or from, the port and as a result there are many different places to stay that will suit all budgets. Around Holyhead there is excellent fishing, golfing and sailing facilities. Couple this with the wonderful scenery, walks and beaches and you can easily lose yourself and relax for a few days.

The Port of Holyhead is a bustling ferry port which operates services to Dublin and Dun Laoghaire in Ireland. The port is also the main gateway for land transport from northern and central England and Wales to Ireland.

Dublin Guide

Dublin is the capital if Ireland and is located in the province of Leinster on the north east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey. As Ireland's capital city it is a major tourist destination and attracts millions of visitors each year. Popular attractions in the city, whose history dates back to Viking times, is Dublin Castle which was founded in 1204, just after the Norman invasion. Other popular attractions includes the Mansion House, the Anna Livia Monument, the Molly Malone statue. Christ Church Cathedral, St Patrick's Cathedral, The Custom House and Saint Francis Xavier Church on Upper Gardiner Street.

Dublin's port is located on both banks of the River Liffey. On the north bank, the main port lies at the end of East Wall and North Wall, from Alexander Quay. The element of the port on the south side of the river is much smaller and lies at the beginning of the Pigeon House peninsula. Ferry services from the port depart to Holyhead in Wales, Liverpool; in England and Douglas on the Isle of Man.