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The Holyhead to Dublin ferry route connects Wales to Ireland and is widely available for booking all year round. There are currently 2 ferry companies that operate this service.

Stena Line provides 4 crossings per week, Irish Ferries
also provides 4 crossings per week.

Getting to Holyhead ferry port by car is very straightforward from most English cities as it’s conveniently located at the end of the A55 dual carriageway. There are 2 long stay car parks within walking distance of the passenger terminal. Alternatively, you can take the train directly from Hereford, which departs every 4 hours.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Wales to Ireland page.
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Most popular questions

  • The approximate duration for ferries from Holyhead to Dublin is 2h 45m. Durations can vary by operator and season.
  • Holyhead to Dublin is approximately 313 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability.
  • 2 popular ferry companies travel from Holyhead to Dublin. These ferry companies are
    • Irish Ferries
    • Stena Line
  • Book Holyhead to Dublin tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.
  • Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries from Holyhead to Dublin with
    • Irish Ferries
    • Stena Line
  • Yes, you can travel with a car from Holyhead to Dublin with the following operators
    • Irish Ferries
    • Stena Line
  • 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
  • Holyhead to Dublin is approximately 94 nautical miles distance apart.

Holyhead Dublin Ferry reviews

  • "Great experience "

    Had a great trip.

    'Stena Adventurer' travelled on Stena Adventurer

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  • "Sail with Ulysses"

    It has been always lovely experience to travel with This Ferry!! Very friendly staff, clean beautiful interiors, quality drink food Yet I would have been nice to have some vegan options on board  Thank you soo much ! Safe journeys onwards!!

    'Ulysses' travelled on Ulysses

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  • "Great experience "

    Easy booking service to use. Ship had everything needed and was comfortable 

    'Dublin Swift' travelled on Dublin Swift

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  • "Have to comment on staff"

    Excellent friendly staff......couldn't do enough

    'Dublin Swift' travelled on Dublin Swift

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Holyhead Guide

Located on Holy Island, which at one point was connected to Anglesey via the Four Mile Bridge, the town of Holyhead is the largest town, and port, in Anglesey, Wales. A local philanthropist in the mid 19th century, however, funded the building of a causeway, "The Cobb", which to this day carries the main road and railway to and from Holyhead. There are many places in the town centre to eat with all the usual shops and facilities you would expect to find in a town of its size. There is also a cinema and theatre. Holyhead is often used as an overnight stop to, or from, the port and as a result there are many different places to stay that will suit all budgets. Around Holyhead there is excellent fishing, golfing and sailing facilities. Couple this with the wonderful scenery, walks and beaches and you can easily lose yourself and relax for a few days.

The Port of Holyhead is a bustling ferry port which operates services to Dublin and Dun Laoghaire in Ireland. The port is also the main gateway for land transport from northern and central England and Wales to Ireland.

Dublin Guide

Dublin is the capital if Ireland and is located in the province of Leinster on the north east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey. As Ireland's capital city it is a major tourist destination and attracts millions of visitors each year. Popular attractions in the city, whose history dates back to Viking times, is Dublin Castle which was founded in 1204, just after the Norman invasion. Other popular attractions includes the Mansion House, the Anna Livia Monument, the Molly Malone statue. Christ Church Cathedral, St Patrick's Cathedral, The Custom House and Saint Francis Xavier Church on Upper Gardiner Street.

Dublin's port is located on both banks of the River Liffey. On the north bank, the main port lies at the end of East Wall and North Wall, from Alexander Quay. The element of the port on the south side of the river is much smaller and lies at the beginning of the Pigeon House peninsula. Ferry services from the port depart to Holyhead in Wales, Liverpool; in England and Douglas on the Isle of Man.

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