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Dublin Holyhead Ferries

The Dublin to Holyhead ferry route is available to book all year round with 2 operators. The ferry from Dublin to Holyhead has an average duration of 3 hours and 15 minutes onboard most ferries providing this service. Dublin to Holyhead ferry duration can range between 2 hours 15 minutes and 3 hours 30 minutes subject to weather conditions and which operator you decided to travel with.

Dublin to Holyhead Ferry Time

The first ferry leaves at approximately 02:00 and the last ferry leaves at approximately 20:55. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.

Dublin to Holyhead Ferry Schedules

Passengers can choose from up to 62 ferry sailings each week from Dublin to Holyhead. Stena Lines provide up to 4 crossings per day and Irish Ferries provide up to 5 crossings per day. Please note that ferry timetables usually increase during the high season.

Are there cabins available on the ferry from Dublin to Holyhead?

Yes, you can book cabins on all ferries that sail from Dublin to Holyhead with Stena Line and Irish Ferries.

Fast Ferry Dublin to Holyhead

The fastest ferry from Dublin to Holyhead is with Irish Ferries.

How much is a fast ferry from Dublin to Holyhead?

The fastest ferries cost approximately from Dublin to Holyhead usually cost around €405.

Is there a Dublin to Holyhead overnight ferry?

There are ferries that sail overnight from Dublin to Holyhead. The first overnight sailing from Dublin usually departs at 02:00.

Can you bring pets on ferries from Dublin to Holyhead?

Pets are allowed on ferries travelling from Dublin to Holyhead with Irish Ferries and Stena Line. Those sailing with Irish Ferries can book their pet in the onboard kennel. You will be allowed to visit them during your sailing. Kennel prices range from €30 to €60 per animal each way of your travel. Please also keep in mind that pets are not allowed to remain in your car or travel on the passenger decks throughout the journey. However, guide dogs are exempt from such rules.

Dublin to Holyhead Ferry Price

The price of a ferry from Dublin to Holyhead can range between €89 and €602 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is €196, prices can vary from €98 and €382. The average price with a car is €404. Car prices can range from €251 and €602. Prices may vary for other vehicle types. All ferry prices can fluctuate from season to season.

Prices subject to change, pricing representative of searches over last 30 days.

Dublin Ferry Port

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.

Onboard the Dublin Holyhead Ferry

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.

Is first class available on the Dublin Holyhead ferry?

First class is available on ferries from Dublin to Holyhead with Irish Ferries, Stena Line.

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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. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • 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 Dublin 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 pets on the ferry from Dublin to Holyhead?

    Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets 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 pets on their ferries
    • Irish Ferries
    • Stena Line
  • How far is Holyhead from Dublin?

    Dublin to Holyhead is approximately 94 nautical miles distance apart.

Dublin Holyhead Ferry reviews

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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.

Dublin to Holyhead Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 19/02/2024 and 25/02/2024

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Irish Ferries 02:00 05:25 3 hours 25 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Stena Line 02:15 05:45 3 hours 30 minutes Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Irish Ferries 08:05 11:30 3 hours 25 minutes Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Stena Line 08:15 11:50 3 hours 35 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 14:30 18:00 3 hours 30 minutes Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Stena Line 14:45 18:20 3 hours 35 minutes Everyday
Stena Line 20:30 00:01 3 hours 31 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 20:55 00:20 3 hours 25 minutes Everyday
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