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Ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

Depending on the season their are usually 8 daily and 55 weekly sailings between Holyhead and Dublin. 2 ferry operators sail between Holyhead to Dublin, these include Irish Ferries & Stena Line. Holyhead Dublin Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Holyhead to Dublin Ferry Times

The earliest ferry from Holyhead to Dublin typically departs Holyhead at about 02:15. The average sailing time of a Holyhead Dublin ferry is approximately 3h 9m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 2h 15m.

Holyhead Dublin Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Holyhead Dublin ferries typically range between €114* and €540*. The average price is around €362*. The cheapest ferry prices from Holyhead to Dublin start from €36*. The average price for a foot passenger is €130*. The average price for a car ferry is €415*.

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

What is the distance between Holyhead and Dublin?

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

Is there a Holyhead Dublin car ferry?

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

Are foot passengers allowed on the Holyhead Dublin ferry?

Yes, foot passengers can travel 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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Holyhead - Dublin Route summary
Departure Country UK
Destination Country Ireland
No. of Operators 2
Operators Irish Ferries & Stena Line
Average Price 460 €*
Average Daily Sailings 8
Average Weekly Sailings 55
Average Sailing Duration 3h 9m
Fastest Sailing Duration 2h 15m
First Ferry 02:15
Last Ferry 20:30
Distance 94 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-07-02.

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 402 €. 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

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    Very organised. Staff polite and helpful.

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    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 15/07/2024 and 21/07/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Stena Line 02:15 05:30 3 hours 15 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 02:40 05:55 3 hours 15 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 08:15 11:45 3 hours 30 minutes Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Stena Line 09:00 12:15 3 hours 15 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 10:40 12:55 2 hours 15 minutes Wed, Fri, Sun
Irish Ferries 11:10 13:25 2 hours 15 minutes Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat
Irish Ferries 14:10 17:25 3 hours 15 minutes Everyday
Stena Line 14:45 18:00 3 hours 15 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 16:45 19:00 2 hours 15 minutes Wed, Fri, Sun
Irish Ferries 17:15 19:30 2 hours 15 minutes Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat
Irish Ferries 20:15 23:30 3 hours 15 minutes Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Stena Line 20:30 23:45 3 hours 15 minutes Everyday
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