Holyhead ferry port in Wales connects you with Dublin in Ireland with a choice of up to 10 ferry crossings per day. The duration of the Holyhead to Dublin crossing is from 2 hours 15 minutes and the crossing is operated by Irish Ferries & Stena Line.
Situated on the very north western tip of Anglesey in Wales, Holyhead ferry port provides regular ferries to Dublin. The Holyhead to Ireland route is just a short ferry trip across the Irish Sea. On a clear day you can see the distinct Irish coastline from Welsh soil, with the best view coming from the summit of Holyhead mountain. The port is just a short drive away from the breath taking Snowdonia National Park and a number of popular Welsh coastline destinations, such as Caernarfon and Beaumaris.
The port itself is on Holy Island, just a short hop over the Menai Strait from the Anglesey mainland. With the North Wales town’s close proximity to the Emerald Isle, the area is a popular stop over destination for tourists embarking on the ferry to Ireland. The route between Holyhead and Dublin is currently operated by Irish Ferries and Stena Line, with numerous daily services crossing the Irish Sea, connecting the two Celtic nations.
If you are travelling from Holyhead to Dublin, getting to the port is simple. The A55 dual carriageway intersects Anglesey and runs to the Welsh mainland. If you are driving from Manchester or Liverpool the journey takes under two hours along the North Wales coast. The ferry terminal is also connected by the Holyhead train line which runs directly to destinations as far away as London, meaning it’s well connected to the whole of the UK. As for the ferry terminal itself, it’s a bright open-plan building with plenty of comfortable seating, ideal for a relax before boarding.
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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