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Holyhead to Dublin Ferry

The Holyhead to Dublin ferry route is provided by 2 operators and is available for booking all year round. The ferry crossing from Holyhead to Dublin takes approximately 3 hours on ferries servicing this route. Holyhead to Dublin ferry duration can range between 2 hours 15 minutes and 3 hours 15 minutes depending on the operator that you decide to travel with.

Holyhead to Dublin Ferry Schedule

There are around 63 weekly ferry sailings from Holyhead to Dublin. Irish Ferries provide up to 5 sailings per day and Stena Line provide up to 4 sailings per day. Ferry timetables often increase during the high season.

Irish Ferries Holyhead to Dublin

The Irish Ferries service from Holyhead to Dublin runs throughout the year. We recommend that passengers sail aboard the Ulysses. With bars, restaurants, shopping and two cinema screens onboard, you will only wish that your journey was longer. Alternatively, there is the W.B. Yeats - a modern vessel with spacious cabins and luxury suites, along with attractive public areas such as the ‘Innisfree’ Club Class Lounge and the ‘Maud Gonne’ lounge and bar. Both ships are able to transport up to 300 cars and 1,800 passengers each journey.

Holyhead to Dublin Ferry Time

The earliest ferry leaves Holyhead port at approximately 02:15 and the last ferry leaves at approximately 20:30. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.

High Speed Ferry Holyhead to Dublin

The fastest ferry from Holyhead to Dublin is with Irish Ferries. Holyhead to Dublin is the fastest ferry from Wales to Ireland.

What is the price of a fast ferry from Holyhead to Dublin?

The fastest ferries cost approximately from Holyhead to Dublin usually cost around £417.

Can I reserve a cabin on the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin?

You can book cabins on ferries that sail from Holyhead to Dublin. You can reserve lounge seats and 2 or 4 berth (bed) cabins as well as pre-book meals for the journey.

Are pets allowed on the Dublin ferry to Holyhead?

Pets are allowed on ferries travelling from Holyhead to Dublin with Irish Ferries and Stena Line. Those travelling with Irish Ferries can book their pet in the onboard kennel. You will be allowed to visit them during your sailing. Kennel prices range from £26 to £52 per animal each way of your travel. Please also note that pets are not allowed to remain in your car or travel on the passenger decks throughout the journey. Guide dogs are exempt from such rules.

How much luggage can you bring on the Wales to Dublin ferry?

Those travelling with Stena Line can take as much baggage as they wish. Meanwhile, those travelling with Irish Ferries can take two suitcases weighing up to 22kg per passenger and a smaller piece of hand luggage. Bicycles are also allowed with both ferry operators.

Overnight Ferry Holyhead Dublin

There are currently 2 overnight ferries available from Holyhead to Dublin. The Stena Line ferry leaves at 02:15 from Wednesday to Sunday and arrives in Dublin at around 05:30. The Irish Ferries service leaves at 02:40 every day of the week and arrives in Dublin at around 05:55.

Holyhead to Dublin Ferry Price

The price of a ferry from Holyhead to Dublin can vary between £43 and £548 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is £108, prices can range from £43 and £225. The average price with a car is £418. Car prices can range from £257 and £554. Prices may vary for other vehicle types. All ferry prices can change from season to season.

Prices subject to change, pricing representative of searches over last 30 days.

Holyhead Dublin Ferry Tickets

Discover the cheapest ferry tickets available by using our deal finder. We suggest that you book in advance to ensure yourself the best possible prices and availability on the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin.

With 9 sailings departing per day, you are bound to find a suitable ferry crossing to suit your needs. However, there are alternative ferries to Ireland if you require additional flexibility.

Holyhead Ferry Port

Holyhead Port sits at the end of A55 dual carriageway making it easy to travel from popular English cities such as Liverpool and Manchester. Dublin Port is located just 20 minutes drive from the city centre and is approximately 30 minutes by bus.

Free wifi is available onboard the ferries and there is the option to book a cabin for ultimate comfort. There are a range of facilities to enjoy during the trip including World duty Free shopping prices on high street favourite products.

Ferry to Dublin

There are a number of different ferries to Dublin operating from England, France and Isle of Man. These include: Liverpool to Dublin, Cherbourg to Dublin and Douglas to Dublin.

Wales to Cork Ferry

Unfortunately, there is no ferry from Wales to Cork. Alternatively, you can sail from Holyhead to Dublin with your car and drive southwest for 3 hours until you reach Cork.

Can I travel in first class on the Holyhead Dublin ferry?

First class is available on ferries from Holyhead to Dublin with Irish Ferries and Stena Line.

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

  • How long is the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin?

    The ferry crossing time from Holyhead to Dublin is approximately 2h 45m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.
  • How much is the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin?

    Holyhead to Dublin ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Holyhead to Dublin is £273.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Holyhead to Dublin?

    There are 2 popular ferry operators for Holyhead to Dublin. These are
    • Irish Ferries
    • Stena Line
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Holyhead to Dublin?

    Book ferries from Holyhead to Dublin through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin?

    Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Holyhead to Dublin with
    • Irish Ferries
    • Stena Line
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Holyhead to Dublin with
    • Irish Ferries
    • Stena Line
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin?

    Yes, pets are permitted onboard the ferry. You may need a pet passport. Please read the ferry operators pet guidelines. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
    • Irish Ferries
    • Stena Line
  • How far is Dublin from Holyhead?

    The distance between Holyhead to Dublin is approximately 94 nautical Miles.

Holyhead Dublin Ferry reviews

  • "Good trip "

    We had a great trip, good calm crossing, we didn't use too many facilities but we did use the sky bar, bit expensive but the Guinness was good, then we used the Hygge lounge, was ok but too many people snoring, including my travel buddy. It was all in all, a good trip

    'Stena Estrid' travelled on Stena Estrid

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  • "Nice journey"

    Really nice journey, lovely ship. The only issue is we were sent multiple messages to inform us of changes to travel times that were confusing and nor correct!

    'Stena Estrid' travelled on Stena Estrid

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  • "Return crossing to Dublin"

    The entire return crossing was so relaxing and comfortable, the staff were excellent and the facilities were also excellent. Much less stress free than flying.

    'Stena Adventurer' travelled on Stena Adventurer

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  • "postcode"

    The only thing I can think of was there was no postcode for the ferry port in Dublin and the Satnav did not like the address as it conflicted with Terminal 1 at the airport, it would be a good idea if you could put the postcode on your booking reference page, as it is on the Holyhead reference.

    'Dublin Swift' travelled on Dublin Swift

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Dublin to Holyhead Guide

Dublin Port 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 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 are 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 Travel Guide

Dublin is the capital of 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 to Viking times, is Dublin Castle, which was founded in 1204, just after the Norman invasion. Other popular attractions include the Mansion House, Anna Livia Monument, 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.

Holyhead to Dublin Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 04/12/2023 and 10/12/2023

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Stena Line 02:15 05:30 3 hours 15 minutes Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Irish Ferries 02:40 05:55 3 hours 15 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 08:15 11:45 3 hours 30 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Stena Line 09:00 12:15 3 hours 15 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 14:10 17:25 3 hours 15 minutes Everyday
Stena Line 14:45 18:00 3 hours 15 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 20:15 23:30 3 hours 15 minutes Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
Stena Line 20:30 23:45 3 hours 15 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 21:15 00:30 3 hours 15 minutes Wed
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