Ferry to Wales
3 Ferry crossings from 5 Ports
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Ferry to Wales

Wales is part of the United Kingdom and the British Isles, bordered by England to the east.

Although a relatively small country, Wales is packed with significant attractions from its three national parks and five ‘Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ to the third highest peak in Britain and some outstanding beaches; Wales has something to suit all visitors.

As a nation with vast, rolling plains, it boasts an impressive network of excellent hiking trails that take you past some of the country’s 400 castles, many cheerful pubs and stunning coastal views.

Thanks to its location on Britain’s western shores, Wales is a useful gateway to Ireland, offering numerous crossings to Dublin and Rosslare. Also, with a number of ports along the Welsh coast to choose from, there’s no shortage of ferry options.

What is the cheapest ferry to Wales?

The cheapest prices are typically during off peak times and low seasons. Ferry Compare prices with our deal finder to find the cheapest deals.

Which ferries go to Wales?

Ferries to Wales sail from Ireland and Northern Island. Dublin to Holyhead is a popular route, with at least 3 daily sailings.

Which ferry companies go to Wales?

There are 2 popular ferry operators for Wales. These are Stena Line and Irish Ferries.

What are the ferry ports in Wales?

The most popular ferry ports our selected routes travel to and from include Holyhead, Pembroke and Fishguard.

How long is the ferry to Wales?

Ferries to Wales can take between 4-6 hours depending on the route. The quickest ferry crossing is from Dublin to Holyhead with a crossing time of approximately 3.5 hours.

Most popular questions

Which ferries travel to Wales?

Ferries to Wales:
  • Dublin
  • Rosslare

What is the fastest ferry to Wales?

The fastest ferry crossing to Wales is via the Dublin to Holyhead route, with a crossing time of approximately 2h 15m.

What is the cheapest ferry to Wales?

The cheapest ferry to Wales is £294 from Dublin to Holyhead. Price exclusive of booking fees.

What are the ferry ports in Wales?

Wales Ferry Ports:
  • Holyhead
  • Pembroke
  • Fishguard

Can you take pets on the ferry to Wales?

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
  • Stena Line

Wales reviews

  • "excellent check in, punctual, fast, friendly"

    but the way they made chicken into quite such a hard tasteless lump was quite special. Take your own food, otherwise spot on.

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  • "Great services start to finish"

    I travel by ferry 5 or 6 times a year and alway use direct ferries to book my journey. The booking is simple and straight forward and fairly priced. I tend to go for a fast crossing where possible and take a car on all occasions. Boarding and disembarking is usually quick and the service on board is great. Staff are pleasant and helpful and the vessel is well kept.

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  • "Ferry!"

    Could have done without the super sarcastic check-in guy in Dublin who gave me grief for not having my reference number to hand when I drove up. It took him all of 2 seconds to look up my name and car registration on his list but he chastised me anyway. Otherwise, great experience, easy on/off, comfortable ship with free wifi and lots of amenities.

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  • "Sailing"

    I booked with directferries i thought they did a good job from start to finish and would use them again and i recommend them to everybody. On board with Irish Ferries was very pleasant.

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