Ferries to Ireland
13 Ferry crossings from 15 Ports
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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.

Most popular questions

  • Ferries to Ireland:
    • Liverpool
    • Pembroke
    • Holyhead
    • Cherbourg
    • Roscoff
    • Bilbao
    • Douglas
    • Fishguard
  • The Holyhead to Dublin ferry is the fastest ferry to Ireland in approximately 2h 15m.
  • The cheapest ferry to Ireland is approximately 313 € on average via the Holyhead to Dublin ferry. However, please note prices can differ by season.
  • Ferries From Ireland:
    • Dublin
    • Rosslare
    • Cork
  • Yes, you can bring pets onboard ferries. Please read the operators guidelines on pets that you are travelling with. You can bring pets on ferries with the following ferry companies
    • P&O Irish Sea
    • Irish Ferries
    • Brittany Ferries
    • Stena Line

Ireland reviews

  • "Brilliant Service."

    I was somewhat apprehensive of taking a car across to Ireland on the ferry for the first time. I had no need to worry. I booked on-line and, from the details I supplied about the car, I was recognised as I arrived at the check-in and greeted by my name and welcomed by a most courteous and efficient staff member. It couldn't have been easier. On board everything was clean and comfortable and a most pleasant experience for us. Thanks.

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  • "Smooth sailing"

    This was our first sailing on the European Endeavour and with P&O so we weren't sure what to expect ... once we found the ferry port everything was smooth sailing. To be able to put your head on a nice clean soft pillow and curl up under a cuddly blanket was just what was needed at 03:30hrs and to wake up to breakfast before docking was great. All staff were courteous and helpful, facilities were clean and more than adequate. The only difficulty was finding the port - we circled around for more than a hour (google eventually came to our aid!). Just a suggestion ... maybe the shop could be a bit bigger!!

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  • "Re: Recent ferry crossing"

    Recently I traveled with my uncle on the ferry crossing between Ireland and Scotland. We enjoyed our sailing as all the staff were very pleasant and would recommend using direct ferries in the future to friends.

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  • "Amazing apart from cold in waiting room pre sailing"

    Ship incredibly brilliant. Waiting room and part on the way in was so cold however that I would never sail again. A few blow heaters wouldn't be hard to erect. It's ridiculously and needlessly cold.

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