Ferry to Ireland
28 Ferry crossings from 23 Ports
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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.

There are 3 ports in Ireland. Dublin port and Rosslare port are located on the east coast and Cork port is located on the south coast of Ireland. Dublin port is the most popular in Ireland, with 11 daily sailings and ferry connections from Liverpool, Holyhead, Douglas and Cherbourg.

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.

Can you travel by high-speed ferry to Ireland

Yes, you can take a fast ferry from and to Ireland. Fast ferry duration ranges between 3 hours and 4 hours depending on where in the UK you are traveling from. Stena Line and Irish Ferries are popular ferry operators offering fast ferries 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.

Driving to Ireland from UK

All ferry routes between England to Ireland allow passengers to bring their vehicles onboard. For example, you could get the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin and then drive 3 hours southwest until you reach Cork. Whatever you plan to do in Ireland, car ferries make your journey that much easier as you no longer have to worry about public transport.

Ireland Ferry Prices

Prices for the ferry to Ireland might change depending on the season you want to travel. Cheap ferry tickets are usually available during off peak, outside of the high season. Please visit our special offers page to find all the latest ferry discounts.

Car ferry to Ireland

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.

Most popular questions

Which ferries travel to Ireland?

Ferries to Ireland:
  • Liverpool
  • Pembroke
  • Holyhead
  • Cherbourg
  • Roscoff
  • Le Havre
  • Bilbao
  • Santander
  • Douglas
  • Fishguard
  • Inishmore
  • Inisheer
  • Inishmaan

What is the fastest ferry to Ireland?

The fastest ferry crossing to Ireland is via the Inishmore to Rossaveel route, with a crossing time of approximately 40m.

What is the cheapest ferry to Ireland?

The cheapest ferry to Ireland is £15 from Inishmaan to Rossaveel. Price exclusive of booking fees.

What are the ferry ports in Ireland?

Ireland Ferry Ports:
  • Dublin
  • Rosslare
  • Cork
  • Galway City Centre
  • Rossaveel

Can you take pets on the ferry to Ireland?

Yes, you can bring your pets onboard the ferries. Where pets are allowed on the ferries depends on the ferry company. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
  • Irish Ferries
  • Brittany Ferries
  • Stena Line

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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