Ferries to Ireland
28 Ferry crossings from 23 Ports
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Ferries to Ireland

P&O Irish Sea, Irish Ferries, Brittany Ferries, Steam Packet, Stena Line & Aran Island Ferries operate the ferries to Ireland.

Ireland Ferry Times

Ferries to Ireland sail approximately 43 times daily and up to 295 times weekly. Ferry times can vary by season and operator. Use our deal finder to compare routes and prices.

Ireland Ferry Ports

Ferries sail to 10 ports in Ireland. The most popular ferry port in Ireland is Dublin ferry port with around 66 weekly sailings.

Ferries from Holyhead to Dublin

The Holyhead Dublin ferry sails 7 times a day and up to 49 times a week, with a crossing time of 2 hours 45 minutes. The average price of a ferry from Holyhead to Dublin ferry is about € 427.65. Exclusive of booking fees.

Ferries from Cherbourg to Rosslare

The ferry from Cherbourg to Rosslare sails 7 times a week, with a duration of 17 hours 37 minutes. On average the Cherbourg Rosslare ferry costs about € 587.67. Exclusive of booking fees.

Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated July 01.

Is there a car ferry to Ireland?

Car ferries do sail to Ireland. Irish Ferries, Brittany Ferries, Steam Packet & Stena Line offer car ferries to Ireland. A car ferry may not be available on all routes, we recommend viewing our Deal Finder for the latest car ferry information and pricing.

Ireland Ferry Prices

The price of a ferry to Ireland can range by route, operator, vehicle type, number of passengers and season. We recommend booking in advance to get the best price and availability.

How to book ferry tickets to Ireland

Booking ferries to Ireland is easy. Book online and manage your trip with Direct Ferries. Use our Deal Finder to compare tickets and book the best option for you.

Most popular questions

Which ferries travel to Ireland?

Ferries to Ireland:
  • Liverpool
  • Pembroke
  • Holyhead
  • Cherbourg
  • Roscoff
  • Le Havre
  • Bilbao
  • Santander
  • Douglas
  • Fishguard
  • Inishmore
  • Inisheer
  • Inishmaan

What is the fastest ferry to Ireland?

The Inishmore to Rossaveel ferry is the fastest ferry to Ireland in approximately 40m.

What is the cheapest ferry to Ireland?

The cheapest ferry to Ireland is approximately 17 € on average via the Inishmaan to Rossaveel ferry. However, please note prices can differ by season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

What are the ferry ports in Ireland?

Ireland Ferry Ports:
  • Dublin
  • Rosslare
  • Cork
  • Galway City Centre
  • Rossaveel

Can you take pets on the ferry to Ireland?

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
  • 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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