The ferry port of Holyhead in Wales is your gateway to Ireland with the Holyhead to Dublin ferry crossing running about 8 times per day. The Holyhead to Dublin ferry route is operated by Irish Ferries & Stena Line and the sailing itself is from around 1 hour 49 minutes.
The port of Holyhead sits on the northernmost tip of Holy Island, a small peninsula separated from the Welsh Isle of Anglesey by a narrow stretch of sea known as the Menai Strait. With Dublin a short ferry trip across the Irish Sea, it’s a popular stop-over destination for tourists on their way to the Emerald Isle.
The port is supplied by fantastic travel routes from the British mainland too. The A55 dual-carriageway cuts through the centre of Anglesey and all the way across the north of Wales, meaning that both Manchester and Liverpool are under a 2-hour drive away. The ferry terminal, a bright open-plan building with plenty of comfortable seating, is also shared by the Holyhead train-line.
Irish Ferries and Stena line currently operate on the Holyhead - Dublin route, both companies sailing daily from the Welsh coast. The brief journey takes passengers within view of the Holyhead Mountain near the west coast of Holy Island where it is possible, on a clear day, for successful climbers to see all the way to the Irish coastline.
Holyhead Ferry Port is located on Anglesey in North Wales and is conveniently situated about 100 metres from the end of the A55 dual carriageway. It is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes from Chester, 2 hours from Liverpool, 2 hours and 20 minutes from Manchester and 3 hours and 15 minutes from Birmingham when travelling by car.
Holyhead Railway station is on the main line and can be reached from all over the UK. Trains take about 4 hours from London and 2 hours from Manchester.
Leave the train at Holyhead Station and follow directions along the platform into the main Port terminal. Taxi and Bus services also operate to and from Terminal 1.
For more information and booking, please visit our trains to Holyhead or trains to Wales pages.
There is a large long stay car park available with a park and ride service taking customers to Terminal 1. Payment may be made by cash or credit card using the car machine in the car park.
Holyhead, Anglesey, Gwynedd, LL65 1DQ
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