Ferries to Ireland
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Ferry to Ireland

Book a ferry crossing to Ireland and experience the magic of Connemara National Park or check out the Irish Whiskey Museum. Direct Ferries helps you find the cheapest ferry to Ireland by displaying numerous ferry routes to Ireland, with connections from France, Wales, Scotland, Isle of Man, England and Spain throughout the year.

Irish Ferries, Stena Line, P&O Ferries and Brittany Ferries offer connections with the ferry to Ireland between these destinations, arriving at Dublin, Rosslare, Belfast and many more.

One of the most popular routes of the ferry to Ireland is the ferry from Ireland to Holyhead, taking roughly 2 hours 15 minutes when choosing between 4 sailings daily with Irish Ferries. This short duration makes day trips to Ireland from Holyhead very popular among tourists.

Direct Ferries also offers other convenient routes to travel by the ferry from Scotland to Ireland as well as crossings of the ferry from England to Ireland.

How to get to Ireland by ferry from the UK

Direct Ferries covers the most popular ferry routes to Ireland such as the ferry to Ireland from Holyhead to Dublin, Fishguard to Rosslare, Pembroke to Rosslare or Liverpool to Dublin. In general, there is a wide range of daily crossings available with the ferry to Ireland from UK throughout the year. The duration of a ferry to Ireland from UK ranges from 2 hours 30 minutes from Fishguard to Rosslare to 8 hours from Liverpool to Dublin and a journey by ferry from Scotland to Ireland takes approximately 7 hours.

Top 5 Most Popular Ferry Routes to Ireland

Belfast to Cairnryan

Holyhead to Dublin

Liverpool to Dublin

Cairnryan to Larne

Cherbourg to Rosslare

Dogs on ferries to Ireland

Taking your dog on a ferry to Ireland is allowed by numerous operators. Irish Ferries and P&O Ferries accepts the carriage of pets at no additional cost on selected routes to Ireland including Cairnryan to Larne. While Stena Line provide onboard kennels that can be booked prior to your journey.

Cheap ferry to Ireland

With Direct Ferries you can find the ferry crossing to Ireland that suits you most as well as the best cheap ferry to Ireland. Compare the best ferry routes to Ireland and book tickets for a cheap ferry to Ireland today online. We recommend using our price finder to discover the best times prices for the ferry to Ireland. You can travel to several ports using the ferry to Ireland from Holyhead or book another cheap ferry to Ireland at a date that is convenient for you.

We compare ferry prices to Ireland for all major ferry operators on the Irish Sea, giving you a wide selection of times and dates that suit you when looking for a ferry to Ireland.

Car ferry to Ireland

Whether you are travelling with friends, family, pets or by yourself, 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. However, do not worry if you are going as a foot passenger since there are plenty of tickets for the ferry to Ireland, crossings and ferry routes to Ireland available to suit you when using a car ferry to Ireland.

Ferries to Ireland – FAQs

What is the quickest ferry to Ireland?

Fishguard to Rosslare is the quickest ferry crossing to Ireland from Great Britain. This route takes approximately 2 hours 15 minutes. Stena Line operates this route with 14 weekly sailings. The next quickest route is Pembroke to Rosslare, which takes approximately 3 hours, with 16 weekly sailings.

Which ferries go to Ireland?

Ferries to Ireland sail from Holyhead, Pembroke, Fishguard and Liverpool. Stena Line, P&O Ferries and Irish Ferries are popular ferry operators who sail to Ireland from Britain. Ferries from Scotland to Northern Ireland including Cairnryan to Larne and Cairnryan to Belfast are good alternatives for crossing the Irish sea.

What is the cheapest ferry to Ireland?

The cheapest ferry to Ireland with Direct Ferries last month was £35, from Holyhead to Dublin. The cheapest prices are typically during off peak times and low seasons. Compare prices from Holyhead to Dublin with our deal finder to find the cheapest deals.

Ireland reviews

  • "Birkenhead to Belfast"

    Very pleasent trip.

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  • "very good"

    I was very happy with my recent travel with your company I found everybody very helpful and polite, it was a bit confusing at first as i have never been on a boat but when i asked people they were extremely helpful. as to regards on board the food was great and the cabins were ideal.

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  • "Homewardbound"

    After a long drive through England,I arrived at the terminal tired and hungry. I was very disappointed to find ther was no facilities for having a hot meal in the terminal. There were only two vending machines. One for soft drinks and the other for hot drinks .Unfortunately the Hot drinks machine would not operate. The power saving mode stayed on and I was disappointed to find it would not work at all.I spent five hours before being allowed on board the ferry. I ordered a burger with cheese and bacon from the Barissta and found the prices to be a real rip off.£1.95 for a mug of hot water and a with a tea bag thrown in. The burger price was a rip off,I got little change from £10! The trip itself was pleasant and I was most impressed with the value and service in the onboard restaurant next morning. For £8.95 I received a fresh cooked breakfast with toast and orange juice. I was also able to have as much tea as I wanted. In almost 40 yrs of using this route, this was a very pleasant surprise. Disembarking in the morning was very efficient, the staff very helpful and pleasant. All in all a very enjoyable trip home despite the disappointment of the Barrista Bar experience!

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  • "Cairnryan/Larne"

    Just back from a few days in Ireland having crossed with P@O where the staff were very friendly and helpful. Will be using them again in the future.

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