COVID-19 Information Click here to visit our dedicated page for further information on the COVID-19 situation, including vouchers, cancellations, refunds and sailing changes.

Why use
Direct Ferries?

Ferries from 3325 routes and 764 ports worldwide

Trusted by over 2.5 million customers

We arrange over 1.2 million ferry crossings / year

We check up to 1 million prices for our customers daily

Ferries to Ireland

Long gone are the days when Ireland was one of the poorest countries in Europe and its natives fled to all corners of the globe in search of refuge.

Today, it is cool to be Irish and, thanks to the likes of The Corrs, Boyzone and U2, evocative images of Ireland now pervade popular culture across the globe.

The Ireland of the new millennium is a modern, progressive European nation whose ‘Celtic Tiger’ economy is booming, but it is not only Irish eyes that are smiling as more and more tourists discover Ireland for themselves.

Landscape and people are what bring most visitors to Ireland. Once there, few are disappointed by the reality of the stock Irish images - the green, rain-hazed loughs and wild, bluff coastlines, the inspired talent for talk and conversation, the easy pace and rhythms of life. What is perhaps more of a surprise is how much variety this very small land packs into its countryside.

Since March 2004 almost all places of work, including bars, restaurants, cafés etc, in Ireland have been smoke-free. Hotels and Bed&Breakfast are not required by law to be smoke-free, but many are.

Popular Ferry Operators

    • 16 Sailings Weekly 3 hr 1 min
    • Get price
    • 14 Sailings Weekly 2 hr 15 min
    • Get price
    • 6 Sailings Daily 2 hr
    • Get price
    • 2 Sailings Weekly 11 hr 45 min
    • Get price

Ireland reviews

  • "Stena Lynx my fave"

    Fast nice looking ship and if you want to go to ireland during the day at high speed then this is the only way to travel! Stena plus lounge is nice too. Cosy is the word.

    Read More Read Less
  • "stena europe what a ship 5 stars"

    well i do love this ferry she is a queen of the sea a giant amoungst liners l overly staff lovely stena plus i think she is the best i do recomend the early morning sailing the 2:45 am from fishgaurd

    Read More Read Less
  • "A ship for a relaxing voyage"

    Good all round ferry if you want to cross the Irish sea in slow style with a comfortable fantastic crossing in mind then this is for you or even if you''re a ship fan in general you will enjoy watching the ship tightly maneuvering in and out of Pembroke a spectacle to be seen and even the captain had time to come down and say hello what a lovely machine.

    Read More Read Less
  • "Steady as a rock in gale force winds"

    We travelled on the ulysses from Holyhead to Dublin on the stormiest day of the year so far (saturday 10th sept) but did we know it during the sailing? No chance! It was brilliant not a bump or a roll to be had, it is a wonderful ship with great facilities; something for everyone. The lounge was so big and comfortable it reminded me of a cruise ship i had a holiday on some yrs ago. We departed bang on time and arrived only 5 mins late and considering the conditions - totally remarkable. This is a really great ship and a great crossing and I will certainly book it again.

    Read More Read Less

Onboard the ferries

Find out what it's like onboard the ferries before you travel.

Ship guides, videos & reviews

Routes and Ports in Ireland