Holyhead ferry port in Wales connects you with Dublin in Ireland with a choice of up to 8 ferry crossings per day. The duration of the Holyhead to Dublin crossing is from 1 hour 49 minutes and the crossing is operated by Irish Ferries & Stena Line.
The union of Britain with Ireland in 1800 increased the need to improve the road route from London to Dublin and, by this time, Holyhead had emerged as the primary port for sea access, mainly due to the fact that it is the closest point on the British coast to Ireland.
The town's centre is built around St. Cybi's church, which is built inside one of Europe's only three-walled Roman forts (the fourth wall being the sea, which used to come up to the fort). The Romans also built a lighthouse on the top of Holyhead Mountain inside Mynydd y Twr, a prehistoric fortress. Settlements in the area date from prehistoric times, with circular huts, burial chambers and standing stones featuring in the highest concentration in Britain.
Holy Island (Ynys Gybi) is blessed with Anglesey's best scenery.
The A55 expressway to Anglesey cuts journey times across the island by up to 30 minutes. The A55 ends approximately 100 metres from the port, which is well signposted from then onwards.
Holyhead station is on the main line and can be reached from all over the UK. Trains take about 4 hours from London and 2 hours from Manchester.
Leave the train at Holyhead Station and follow directions along the platform into the main Port terminal. Taxi and Bus services also operate to and from Terminal 1
For more information and booking, please visit our trains to Holyhead page.
There are regular bus services to Anglesey and Holyhead from all over the UK.
There is also a frequent National Express service to Holyhead ferry terminal.
For more information and booking, please visit our coaches to Holyhead page
There are two car parks available for Long Term parking which costs £5 per day or £20 for 7 days. 60 Spaces are available at the port entrance and a further 500 spaces are a short ride from the port at the main car park. A FREE Park & Ride bus service to and from Terminal 1 operates around the ships arrival and departure times.
Cars are parked at owner's risk. The car parks are patrolled and have CCTV coverage.
If you need to spend a night at or near Holyhead ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Holyhead Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!