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Ferries to Ireland

If you are booking a ferry to Ireland, then look no further than Direct Ferries. We compare ferry prices to Ireland for all major ferry operators on the Irish Sea, giving you the best choice at the times and dates that suit you. You can travel to several different ports which include the ferry to Northern Ireland with Belfast and Larne, as well as Rosslare and Dublin in the Republic of Ireland.

What is the best ferry to Ireland?

There are plenty of options if you are looking for ferry tickets to Ireland. You can select from a ferry from Scotland to Ireland, or from ports in England, Wales and Isle of Man, with four different ferry companies. Isle of Man Steam Packet run the crossings from Douglas, whilst Stena Line, Irish Ferries and P&O Ferries deliver ferry crossings to Ireland from England, Scotland and Wales.

How many crossings to Ireland?

There are a huge range of daily ferries to Ireland throughout the whole years. Crossing times range from a duration of two hours from Cairnryan to Larne, to longer routes like the eight-hour crossing to Belfast from Liverpool Birkenhead and plenty in between.

Whether you are travelling with friends, family, as a couple or on your own, the car ferry to Ireland could be the best option for you. Exploring the Emerald Isle could be made very simple with your own vehicle. Don’t worry if you are going as a foot passenger though, as there are plenty of tickets and crossings available too.

Best time to book ferry to Ireland

To find the best deal for you make sure you use our handy fare finder search tool. Here you can get the time, dates and prices to suit both your pocket and your schedule. Also, make sure you sign up for our regular email newsletter. Here you’ll be able to benefit from new and exclusive deals, not just on this route but all across the UK, Ireland, Europe and the rest of the world.

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Ireland reviews

  • "Trip to Larne"

    Trip to Larne with the ferryboat from Cairnryan was excellent: good weather, a ship in good condition, a good and efficient service on boat and on land, punctuality and good food on board, what do you want more!? Thanks for an enjoyable journey.

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  • "Liverpool to Dublin overnight "

    This is the 2nd year we have taken the overnight ferry as it works well with our travel plans. Great value, good food, comfortable beds and has always departed and arrived on time. A great way to start our holiday - arrive in Dublin early, refreshed and ready for a great day

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  • "Fuss free travel to Ireland"

    An efficient punctual service. The catering facilities were adequate. The toilets were clean. There was enough seating despite the return journey being busy. There was a small shop on board selling toiletries, cosmetics, chocolate and souvenirs.

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  • "Best ferry to get to Northern Ireland"

    The crossing takes about 2 hours and when we sailed it was nice and calm seas. There is a good choice of food and drink on board. The loading and unloading is very quick.

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