Dublin ferry port in Ireland is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Liverpool, Holyhead, Douglas & Cherbourg available. With a selection of up to 14 Sailings Daily, the port of Dublin connects Ireland with England, Wales, Isle of Man & France.
Sailing durations range from 2 hours 15 minutes on the Holyhead service to 18 hours on the Cherbourg service.
Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Dublin fare search.
Dublin ferry port is the biggest port in Ireland, transporting 1.8 million passengers each year from and to the Irish capital. It is located less than 2 miles outside the city centre of Dublin and offers the perfect way to travel to Ireland by ferry.
If you are coming from Scotland, London or France we have a ferry crossing to Dublin fitting to your travel plans. There are currently 4 routes offered to Dublin ferry port by 4 different ferry operators, coming from: Liverpool in England with P&O ferries, Holyhead in Wales with Stena Line and Irish Ferries, Douglas on the Isle of Man with Steam Packet and Cherbourg in France with Irish Ferries.
The duration of the crossing to Dublin depends on the chosen route and ferry operator. The fastest crossing is Holyhead to Dublin with Irish Ferries which takes only 2 hours 15 minutes, followed by the same route with Stena Line, taking 3 hours 20 minutes. The Liverpool to Dublin ferry with P&O Ferries has a duration of 7 hours 30 minutes. Please check the map and times for detailed information of all the Dublin ferries available during the day and overnight.
The Dublin ferry terminal provides Pay and Display parking, a motorist lounge, a children’s play area, disabled toilets and baby changing facilities among other facilities.
The Dublin ferry terminal is less than 20 minutes away from the centre of Dublin and easily reachable by car or with public transport. If you are coming from further away you can easily follow the M50 around Dublin, which approaches the port directly from the north.
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Dublin Ferry port is reached by the M1 from the North, the N11 from the South and the N7 from the West. Dublin Ferry Port is close to the city centre and is well signposted. From the city centre, follow the Quays from O'Connell Bridge down to the Point Depot music venue, then turn left and follow the road all the way to the port.
Connolly Station serves the North and South of Ireland and is situated 4 miles or a 15 minute bus ride from Dublin Ferry port. Heuston Station serves the West of Ireland and is situated 7 miles or a 30 minute bus ride from Dublin Ferry port.
The Central Bus Station, Busárus is situated 4 miles from Dublin Ferry port. There is a connecting bus service between the Ferry port and the city centre. Tickets can be purchased on-board the vessel prior to arrival in Dublin. Please note that on busy sailings (particularly day trips) it can be difficult to find taxis immediately available from the Ferry port to the City Centre, unless they have been pre-booked.
Pay and display parking is available immediately outside the Terminal. Long term parking is available charged on a daily basis day in a car park to the left of the main terminal building (as you approach).
Terminal 1, Dublin Port, Dublin 1, D01 P3K2, Ireland
North Quay Extension, Dublin
If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Dublin Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Dublin Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!