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Holyhead Dublin Ferries

The Holyhead to Dublin ferry route is available to book all year round with 2 operators. The ferry from Holyhead to Dublin has an average duration of 3 hours and 15 minutes onboard most ferries providing this service. Holyhead to Dublin 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.

Holyhead to Dublin Ferry Time

The first ferry leaves Holyhead at approximately 02:15 and the last ferry leaves at approximately 20:30. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.

Holyhead to Dublin 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 Holyhead to Dublin?

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


Fast Ferry Holyhead to Dublin

The fastest ferry from Holyhead to Dublin is with Irish Ferries in 2 hours and 15 minutes.

How much is a fast ferry from Holyhead to Dublin?

The fastest ferries cost approximately from Holyhead to Dublin usually cost around €482.

Is there a Holyhead - Dublin overnight ferry?

There are ferries that sail overnight from Holyhead to Dublin. The first overnight sailing from Holyhead usually departs at 02:15.

Holyhead to Dublin Ferry Price

The price of a ferry from Holyhead to Dublin 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.

Holyhead Ferry Port

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.

Is there first class on the ferry to Dublin from Wales?

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


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

  • How long is the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin?

    The approximate duration for ferries from Holyhead to Dublin is 2h 45m. Durations can vary by operator and season.
  • How much is the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin?

    Holyhead to Dublin is approximately 313 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Holyhead to Dublin?

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

    Book Holyhead to Dublin 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 Holyhead to Dublin?

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

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

    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 Dublin from Holyhead?

    Holyhead to Dublin is approximately 94 nautical miles distance apart.

Holyhead Dublin Ferry reviews

  • "Food and beverages "

    Food and drinks are shocking expensive! Bar staff in the evening very friendly, reception and food not so friendly

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  • "Easy "

    Very organised. Staff polite and helpful.

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  • "My trip To England "

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  • "Fantastic "

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

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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.


Holyhead to Dublin Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 08/04/2024 and 14/04/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Stena Line 02:15 05:30 3 hours 15 minutes Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Irish Ferries 02:40 05:55 3 hours 15 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 08:15 11:45 3 hours 30 minutes Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat
Irish Ferries 08:45 12:15 3 hours 30 minutes Thu
Stena Line 09:00 12:15 3 hours 15 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 14:10 17:25 3 hours 15 minutes Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat, Sun
Stena Line 14:45 18:00 3 hours 15 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 17:10 20:25 3 hours 15 minutes Thu
Irish Ferries 20:15 23:30 3 hours 15 minutes Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri
Stena Line 20:30 23:45 3 hours 15 minutes Everyday
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