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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.

Ferry crossing 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

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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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