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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, including the ferry to Northern Ireland with Belfast and Larne, as well as Rosslare and Dublin in the Republic of Ireland.

We recommend using our price finder to discover the best times and prices to suit your journey.

Ferry crossing to Ireland

There are a large number of ferry routes to and from Ireland, with connections from France, Wales, Scotland, Isle of Man, England and Spain. Irish Ferries, Stena Line, P&O Ferries and Brittany Ferries are the most popular shipping companies offering connections between these destinations.

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 are available to Ireland?

There is a huge range of daily ferries to Ireland throughout the year. Crossing times range from a duration of two hours from Cairnryan to Larne to eight hours to Belfast from Liverpool Birkenhead.

Whether you are travelling with friends, family or on your own, the car ferry to Ireland could be the best option for you.

Exploring the Emerald Isle could be made amazingly simple with your own vehicle. Do not worry if you are going as a foot passenger though, as there are plenty of tickets and crossings available to suit you too.

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Ireland reviews

  • "Nice ferry"

    I traveled on board the Normandie from Caen to Portsmouth last night and enjoyed a pleasant and fast night crossing back to England. The Normandie is a rather nice ferry, its facilities look new. I booked an inside cabin and, even though it''s pretty small, it''s very comfortable. The advantage of traveling overnight by ferry is you don''t get the feeling of wasting a day off traveling!

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  • "Bretagne, sweet Bretagne!"

    I live in London and traveled on board The Bretagne from Portsmouth to St Malo to go home for few days. It''s a nice, not too big ferry. The food is good quality for value and the entertainment very family orientated, with singers and magician. I booked the night crossing, but too late to get a cabin, so I got a reclining seat. It''s "ok" for few hours, but I ended up sleeping on the floor as most people in the salon. On a final note, it was a good experience, cheaper than the plane and I really enjoyed the arrival overlooking St Malo!

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  • "Superferry Indeed!"

    Recently travelled on the Stena Britannica from Harwich to Hook of Holland - and I have to say I was impressed! The ships are brand new so everything was top notch from the restaurants through to the bar areas, drinks were reasonably priced on board as was food in the buffet restaurant - there was also A ‘la Carte style dining however we did not visit there. Cabins were spotlessly clean and well equipped, with wider beds than normal ferries and with the addition of flat screen TVs and free Wi-Fi internet - makes this an above average ferry crossing. I would without a doubt use this crossing again.

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  • "Fast Ferry to France"

    I travelled across on foot to see some freinds at their Chateau in August. This is my impression of the LD Lines Ship: - Food was average - poor choice, but relatively tasty - The ship was clean, especially the toilets - a big bonus - The barman knew how to pour a pint (or three). Expensive though! - We boarded and departed on time and were only a few minutes late arriving. I''d definately do it again

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