There are 3 ferry routes operating between Ireland and Wales offering you combined total of 86 sailings per week. Irish Ferries operates 2 routes, Dublin to Holyhead runs 4 times per day & Rosslare to Pembroke about 16 times weekly. Stena Line operates 2 routes, Dublin to Holyhead runs 4 times per day & Rosslare to Fishguard about 14 times weekly.
As the frequency and duration of crossings on some routes varies we would advise that you do a live search for crossings from Ireland to Wales to get the most up to date information.
Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic, to the West of Great Britain. The island of Ireland is politically divided between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland which is part of the United Kingdom.
The region has a rather diverse landscape with a ring of coastal mountains and low plains at the centre of the island. With three World Heritage Sites, Ireland’s outstanding natural beauty is of great interest to many tourists.
Ferry travel is a popular method of getting from Ireland to England, Wales and the Isle of Man across the Irish Sea. Crossings are year round, fast and operated by a variety of ferry company across a number of routes.
Despite the relatively long crossing, France is also well connected by ferry from Ireland. The ships are reasonably well appointed and as with the crossings to the UK, there are a number of operators and routes to choose from.
Wales is a country within the United Kingdom, sharing a land border with England to the east and a maritime border with Ireland to the west, across the Irish Sea.
Small in size, but characterised by grand landscapes, Wales offers everything you need for epic outdoor adventures: miles of emerald hills, Mediterranean-worthy beaches, massive mountains and wild offshore islands. For educational excursions, take your pick from the four hundred castles, ranging from the magnificent and imposing to the eerie and ruinous, or marvel at the largest collection of impressionist art outside Paris in the National Museum. Cardiff, the capital on the south coast, is a haven for nightlife, rugby and shopping, boasting a modern waterfront alongside its iconic medieval fortress.
Wales is easily reachable from Ireland by ferry, given the relatively short distance between the two countries. Sailing to Holyhead in the north gives you great access to the famous Snowdonia National Park, while the ports on the south coast are close to some of the biggest Welsh cities including Swansea, Cardiff and Newport.