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Ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

There are usually 8 daily and 59 weekly sailings between Holyhead and Dublin. 2 operators sail this route Irish Ferries & Stena Line and runs throughout the year. Holyhead Dublin ferries cost between £112 and £542, depending on ticket details. Prices exclude any service fees. Ferry timetables change seasonally use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Holyhead Dublin ferries.

Holyhead Dublin Ferry Times

The earliest Holyhead Dublin ferry sailings typically depart Holyhead at around 02:15. The last ferry usually departs at 20:30.

How long is the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin?

Holyhead Dublin Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can take around 3h 8m. The fastest sailings are approximately 2h 15m. Sailing times can vary, durations often differ between ferry operators and can be impacted by weather conditions.

Holyhead Dublin Ferry Operator Schedules

There are an average of 8 daily sailings and up to 59 weekly ferry sailings from Holyhead to Dublin. These sailings are provided by Irish Ferries & Stena Line. Please keep in mind that ferry timetables often increase during the high season.

Holyhead Dublin Ferry Prices

Holyhead Dublin ferry prices typically range between £112* and £542*. The average price is typically £344*. The cheapest Holyhead Dublin ferry prices start from £36*. The average price for a foot passenger is £123*. The average price for a car is £402*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers, vehicle type, route and sailing times. Prices exclude service fees.

How far is it from Holyhead to Dublin?

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

Can I travel by car on the Holyhead Dublin ferry?

Yes, Irish Ferries, Stena Line allow cars on board ferries between Holyhead and Dublin. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Holyhead and Dublin.

Can I travel as a foot passenger from Holyhead to Dublin?

Yes, foot passengers can travel with Irish Ferries, Stena Line between Holyhead and Dublin.

Can I take my pet on the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin?

Pets are allowed on ferries travelling from Holyhead to Dublin with Irish Ferries, Stena Line. Please also note that your pet may have to stay in the vehicle during the journey unless the ferry operator supplies pet accommodation.

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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 £344*
Average Daily Sailings 8
Average Weekly Sailings 59
Average Sailing Duration 3h 8m
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 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin?

The ferry crossing time from Holyhead to Dublin is approximately 2h 45m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.

How much is the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin?

Holyhead to Dublin ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Holyhead to Dublin is £273. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Holyhead to Dublin?

There are 2 popular ferry operators for Holyhead to Dublin. These are
  • Irish Ferries
  • Stena Line

How can I book ferry tickets from Holyhead to Dublin?

Book ferries from Holyhead to Dublin through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin?

Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger 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 vehicle from Holyhead to Dublin with
  • Irish Ferries
  • Stena Line

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin?

Yes, pets are permitted onboard the ferry. You may need a pet passport. Please read the ferry operators pet guidelines. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
  • Irish Ferries
  • Stena Line

How far is Dublin from Holyhead?

The distance between Holyhead to Dublin is approximately 94 nautical Miles.

Holyhead Dublin Ferry reviews

  • "Good trip "

    We had a great trip, good calm crossing, we didn't use too many facilities but we did use the sky bar, bit expensive but the Guinness was good, then we used the Hygge lounge, was ok but too many people snoring, including my travel buddy. It was all in all, a good trip

    'Stena Estrid' travelled on Stena Estrid

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  • "Nice journey"

    Really nice journey, lovely ship. The only issue is we were sent multiple messages to inform us of changes to travel times that were confusing and nor correct!

    'Stena Estrid' travelled on Stena Estrid

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  • "Return crossing to Dublin"

    The entire return crossing was so relaxing and comfortable, the staff were excellent and the facilities were also excellent. Much less stress free than flying.

    'Stena Adventurer' travelled on Stena Adventurer

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  • "postcode"

    The only thing I can think of was there was no postcode for the ferry port in Dublin and the Satnav did not like the address as it conflicted with Terminal 1 at the airport, it would be a good idea if you could put the postcode on your booking reference page, as it is on the Holyhead reference.

    'Dublin Swift' travelled on Dublin Swift

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Holyhead Guide

Ensconced in the Welsh Isle of Anglesey, Holyhead ferry port is where history meets adventure. Unearth the ancient Roman Fort, or explore South Stack Lighthouse, a beacon perched on a tiny islet. For wildlife lovers, the Breakwater Country Park is a must-visit. From Holyhead ferry port, Dublin is just a swift ferry away, while the scenic glory of Snowdonia National Park can be accessed via car or train. Reaching the town centre from Holyhead ferry port is easy, just a short walk or a quick taxi ride away. If your timing aligns, don't miss the Anglesey Winter Show, an annual tradition showcasing Welsh agriculture and crafts.

Dublin Guide

Dublin's allure lies in its rich history, vibrant nightlife and warm locals. A must-visit is the Guinness Storehouse where you can discover the story of Ireland's iconic brew, and Trinity College, home to the ancient Book of Kells. For shopping enthusiasts, Grafton Street offers a mix of high-end boutiques and high street stores. From the Dublin ferry port, you can easily travel to other Irish cities like Galway and Cork by train or bus. The ferry port is well-served by public transport, with bus routes 53 and 53a taking you straight to the city centre, and Connolly Station, a major train hub, is just a short bus ride away. As Christmas approaches, Dublin transforms with festive lights, and the annual Christmas markets, particularly the Docklands Christmas Festival, make for a magical experience.



Holyhead to Dublin Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 22/04/2024 and 28/04/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Stena Line 02:15 05:30 3 hours 15 minutes 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, Thu, Fri, Sat
Stena Line 09:00 12:15 3 hours 15 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 14:10 17:25 3 hours 15 minutes Everyday
Stena Line 14:45 18:00 3 hours 15 minutes Everyday
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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