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

  • "Fast Ferry to Dublin"

    Fast, comfortable ferry. Approx. 1.5 hours versus 3 hours for others. Very smooth, too.

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

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  • "My first ferry trip"

    Not having traveled on a ferry before, I was a little unsure what to expect. I found myself pleasantly surprised! Boarding was easy and uncomplicated thanks to excellent communication by the marshals and a logical boarding process. While waiting for boarding to commence, I was happy to find out that there was a lounge where you could get refreshments and relax, and bathroom facilities. Once my vehicle was stowed away, I familiarized myself with the layout of the ferry. It has multiple lounges (Family, food and quiet), a shop, arcade, cinema, restaurant serving meals, bar and coffee shop, viewing decks and free wifi. Basically, plenty to keep you comfy and entertained for the short trip. On my return leg I had also booked a cabin. This was compact but functional, with a comfy single bed, TV and kettle and a small bathroom. Everything was very clean and tidy. Disembarking was equally pleasant. Marshals control the whole process and I was on the road again without any issue.

    'David' travelled Holyhead Dublin with Stena Line on Stena Superfast X

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  • "Stena superfast holyhead-dublin"

    Good fast crossing, efficient staff, clean and tidy with no problems :)

    'Matthew' travelled Holyhead Dublin with Stena Line on Stena Superfast X

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  • "Wobbly but Pleasant"

    Though my trip was delayed by half an hour the efficiency with which the cars were guided onto and then off of the Ferry was incredible. The announcer spoke with such clarity, with such a calming, interesting speaking voice that I thought "wow, I feel totally secure". The sea was somewhat choppy but all times the Ferry was spotless and comfortable. I haven't been on Irish Ferries for many years but would certainly use it again.

    'Aileen' 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.