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Ferry from Dublin to Holyhead

Depending on the season their are usually 8 daily and 59 weekly sailings between Dublin and Holyhead. 2 ferry operators sail between Dublin to Holyhead, these include Irish Ferries & Stena Line. Dublin Holyhead Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Dublin to Holyhead Ferry Times

The earliest ferry from Dublin to Holyhead typically departs Dublin at about 02:00. The average sailing time of a Dublin Holyhead ferry is approximately 3h 20m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 2h 15m.

Dublin Holyhead Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Dublin Holyhead ferries typically range between €76* and €496*. The average price is around €293*. The cheapest ferry prices from Dublin to Holyhead start from €36*. The average price for a foot passenger is €106*. The average price for a car ferry is €358*.

Pricing will vary by season and depend on the number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

What is the distance between Dublin and Holyhead?

The distance between Dublin to Holyhead is approximately 108.4 miles (174.5km), or 94.2 nautical miles.

Is there a Dublin Holyhead car ferry?

Yes, Irish Ferries, Stena Line offer a car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Dublin and Holyhead.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Dublin Holyhead ferry?

Yes, foot passengers can travel on ferries from Dublin to Holyhead with Irish Ferries, Stena Line.

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Dublin - Holyhead Route summary
Departure Country Ireland
Destination Country UK
No. of Operators 2
Operators Irish Ferries & Stena Line
Average Price 373 €*
Average Daily Sailings 8
Average Weekly Sailings 59
Average Sailing Duration 3h 20m
Fastest Sailing Duration 2h 15m
First Ferry 02:00
Last Ferry 20:55
Distance 94 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

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 15/04/2024 and 21/04/2024

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 Everyday
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 Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Stena Line 16:00 19:35 3 hours 35 minutes Tue
Stena Line 20:30 00:01 3 hours 31 minutes Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Irish Ferries 20:55 00:20 3 hours 25 minutes Everyday
Stena Line 21:00 00:31 3 hours 31 minutes Tue
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