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Dublin to Holyhead Ferry

The Dublin to Holyhead ferry route connects Ireland to Wales and runs all year. There are currently 2 ferry companies that operate this service from Dublin to Holyhead.

Stena Lines provide 4 crossings per week, Irish Ferries provide 3 crossings per week.

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.

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

Dublin to Holyhead Ferry Alternatives

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Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Dublin to Holyhead?

    The approximate duration for ferries from Dublin to Holyhead is 2h 52m. Durations can vary by operator and season.
  • How much is the ferry from Dublin to Holyhead?

    Dublin to Holyhead is approximately 303 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Dublin to Holyhead?

    2 popular ferry companies travel from Dublin to Holyhead. These ferry companies are
    • Irish Ferries
    • Stena Line
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Dublin to Holyhead?

    Book Dublin to Holyhead tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from [Portfrom] to Holyhead?

    Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries from Dublin to Holyhead with
    • Irish Ferries
    • Stena Line
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Dublin to Holyhead?

    Yes, you can travel with a car from Dublin to Holyhead with the following operators
    • Irish Ferries
    • Stena Line
  • Can you bring dogs on the ferry from [Portfrom] to Holyhead?

    Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their dogs onboard the ferry. Please ensure you read all the information around pet travel from the operator you decide to travel with. The following operators currently allow dogs on their ferries
    • Irish Ferries
    • Stena Line
  • What is the distance from Dublin to Holyhead?

    Dublin to Holyhead is approximately 94 nautical miles distance apart.

Dublin Holyhead Ferry reviews

  • "Easy "

    Very organised. Staff polite and helpful.

    'Stena Estrid' travelled on Stena Estrid

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  • "My trip To England "

    Most positive 

    'Stena Adventurer' travelled on Stena Adventurer

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  • "Fantastic "

    Was great, no delays, no hasle likie airport. Just briliant.

    'Dublin Swift' travelled on Dublin Swift

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  • "Great travelling "

    Had a really good time travelling on stena from Dublin to holyhead very comfortable nice food. No delays great staff

    'Stena Adventurer' travelled 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.

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