Dublin to Holyhead Ferry

The Dublin Holyhead ferry crossing connects Ireland with Wales and is free to book throughout the entire year. There are 2 ferry companies that serve this route from Ireland to Holyhead right now. Irish Ferries offer 3 departures per week, while Stena Line offer 4 departures per week. It takes just 2 hours and 15 minutes for Irish Ferries to travel the 58 nautical miles (108km) between the Dublin port and the Holyhead port, hence why it’s one of the most popular routes available.

As Dublin port is situated only 2 miles east of the city centre, it’s very easy to access via car and public transport. The 53-bus route takes passengers directly to the ferry terminals and operates on a regular basis. Otherwise, you can reach the port by car using either the East Wall Road or the North Wall Quay.

Stena Lines and Irish Ferries welcome foot passengers and cars onboard their ships from Holyhead to Dublin. Please be advised that only 1 vehicle is allowed per booking.

You can look forward to various utilities when travelling onboard this service. This includes free Wifi, comfortable cabins and World Duty Free providing huge discounts off your favourite high street brands.

Dublin - Holyhead Ferry Operators

  • Irish Ferries
    • 5 Sailings Daily 2 hr 15 min
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  • Stena Line
    • 4 Sailings Daily 3 hr 30 min
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Dublin Holyhead Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Dublin Holyhead route is a car and 2 passengers.

Dublin Holyhead Ferry reviews

  • "Fun times couldn't change the weather "

    Sauled on a Friday about 40 minutes prior to landing we were told problem with a stabiliser and high winds that couldn't land for abiut 3 hours. Was disappointed but accepted it. Food was provided for passengers during this time. Was due to return Saturday night all sailings cancelled due to bad weather. Rang stwn Saturday morning and the lady in the phone was very helpful and accommodating. Rescheduled sailing to Sunday. Was advised Sunday via text sailing my be delayed. Arrived at the port and the lady dealing with check in was fantastic. Received money voucher for food. Ferry sailed an hour after scheduled but was aware of it. Id definitely said qoth this company again even with delays and bad weather. Staff were very present. Looking forward to my next trip

    'Majella' travelled Dublin Holyhead with Stena Line on Stena Adventurer

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  • "review"

    very expensive over 500euro ferry, have to check in atleast 1 hour before, seats dirty

    'Usman' travelled Dublin Holyhead with Stena Line on Stena Nordica

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  • "Comfortable, clean & nice "

    Comfortable, clean and well organised.

    'Nathan' travelled Dublin Holyhead with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "Good crossing"

    Pleasant trip

    'David' travelled Dublin Holyhead with Stena Line on Stena Adventurer

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Dublin Guide

The Irish city of Dublin is the capital of Ireland and lies in the province of Leinster on the east coast of Ireland, at the mouth of the River Liffey. Dating back to the Viking age, Dublin began to rapidly expand in the 17th century. Today, the city attracts millions of visitors every year to experience everything the city has to offer. One of Dublin's oldest monuments is the 13th century Dublin Castle which was founded after the Norman invasion. Trinity College, Dublin is also a popular visitor destination in order to see the Book of Kells which is an illustrated manuscript created by Irish monks in around 800 AD. One of the most photographed sights in Dublin is the Ha'penney Bridge which is an old iron footbridge that spans the River Liffey. This is considered to be one of Dublin's most iconic landmarks.

Dublin Port is the busiest passenger ferry port in Ireland, serving 1.5 million passengers per year to destinations in the UK and Europe. The port has three terminals and lies at the mouth of the River Liffey, which is under 3 km from the city centre.

Holyhead Guide

The Welsh town of Holyhead is located on Holy Island in Anglesey. At one point Holy Island was connected to Anglesey by the Four Mile Bridge but was replaced by the construction of a causeway in the 19th century. The Cobb, as the causeway is named, now carries the main road and railway line that serves the town. The Church of St. Cybi is the heart of the town and was built inside one of Europe's few three-walled Roman Forts. Other Roman sites in the town include a watchtower on the top of Holyhead Mountain inside Mynydd y Twr which is a prehistoric hill fort. There are also signs that the area has been inhabited since prehistoric times, with circular huts, burial chambers and standing stones all being found in the area. The current lighthouse is on South Stack on the other side of Holyhead Mountain and is open to the public. The area is also popular with birdwatchers.

From the Port of Holyhead, ferries depart to Dublin and Dun Laoghaire in Ireland.