Dublin to Holyhead ferry

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Ferry Dublin to Holyhead
Sailing Times Dublin to Holyhead
Dublin to Holyhead Ferry Price
Port Information

Ferry Operators for Dublin to Holyhead

Company Frequency Duration
Stena Line 4 times a day 3 hours 15 minutes
Irish Ferries 4 times a day 2 hours 15 minutes

Cheap ferry tickets from Dublin to Holyhead

Showing times and prices for 18 Apr

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap ferry ticket from Dublin to Holyhead is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Stena Line
08:153h35
Dublin
11:50Holyhead
£431One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Stena Line
02:153h30
Dublin
05:45Holyhead
£431One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Stena Line
20:303h31
Dublin
00:01Holyhead
£431One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Stena Line
14:453h35
Dublin
18:20Holyhead
£431One-way
0 changes

Ferry scheduleDublin to Holyhead

Showing ferries for tomorrow, Thursday, 18 April
Stena Line
02:153h30
Dublin
05:45Holyhead
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Stena Line
08:153h35
Dublin
11:50Holyhead
0 changes
Stena Line
14:453h35
Dublin
18:20Holyhead
0 changes
Stena Line
20:303h31
Dublin
00:01Holyhead
0 changes

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Fast ferry times from Dublin to Holyhead

Showing times and prices for 18 Apr

Fastest Journey

3 h 30 m

Average

3 h 32 m

Ferries per day

4

Distance

107 km

Of the 4 ferries that leave Dublin for Holyhead every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Stena Line
02:153h30
Dublin
05:45Holyhead
£431One-way
0 changes
2nd Fastest
Stena Line
20:303h31
Dublin
00:01Holyhead
£431One-way
0 changes
Stena Line
08:153h35
Dublin
11:50Holyhead
£431One-way
0 changes
Stena Line
14:453h35
Dublin
18:20Holyhead
£431One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Ferry from Dublin to Holyhead

distanceDistance66 miles
durationAverage ferry duration3 h 30 min
priceAverage ferry ticket price£38 (€42)
frequencyFerry frequency3 a day
changesDirect ferryYes, there are 3 direct ferries a day
carriersFerry operatorsStena Line

Ferries from Dublin to Holyhead cover the 66 miles long route taking on average 3 h 30 min with our travel partners like Stena Line. Normally, there are 3 ferries operating per day. You can get the cheapest ferry tickets for this route for as low as £38, but the average price of ferry tickets is £38.

Ferry operators: Stena Line Dublin to Holyhead

You can travel by ferry from Dublin to Holyhead with Stena Line for as low as £38. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best journey.

Stena Line is a Swedish ferry company that operates a fleet of ferries that provide transportation services for passengers and vehicles across the North Sea, Irish Sea, and Baltic Sea. The company was founded in 1962 and is based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Stena Line operates ferry services between Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway, the UK, Ireland, The Netherlands and Poland. In addition to traditional ferry services, Stena Line also operates a number of high-speed craft and a number of fast craft services.

Stena Line from Dublin to Holyhead ferry information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 30 min
  • Cheapest Price: £38
  • Stena Line frequency: 3 a day

Direct Ferry from Dublin to Holyhead

Travelling by ferry from Dublin to Holyhead in Wales is a popular way of going between the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom. The route is operated by Stena Line and Irish Ferries with an average of four departures a day by each company and a crossing time of around 3 h 15 hours. The ferry runs direct from Dublin to Holyhead and tickets are reasonably priced, offering a cheap and sustainable option for travel. As the route is available for foot passengers and cars, it is a popular way exploring the stunning scenery on both sides of the crossing. Read on to discover sailing times, port information, ferry ticket prices, and what to expect aboard the ferry.

Sailing Times: Ferry Dublin to Holyhead

All ferries from Dublin to Holyhead are direct and take between 2 to 3h 15 minutes to make the crossing. In adverse weather conditions, the crossing may take longer or departures may be delayed. Both Dublin Port and the Port of Holyhead have a range of passenger facilities that include car parking, check-in booths, toilets, ATMs, shops and refreshments.

Timetables Ferry Dublin – Holyhead

Operator Duration Sailing Days
Stena Lines 3 hours 30 minutes Daily
Stena Lines 3 hours 35 minutes Daily
Stena Lines 3 hours 35 minutes Daily
Stena Lines 3 hours 30 minutes Daily
Irish Ferries 2 hours 15 minutes Daily
Irish Ferries 2 hours 15 minutes Daily
Irish Ferries 2 hours 15 minutes Daily
Irish Ferries 2 hours 15 minutes Daily

What Ferries go from Dublin to Holyhead?

Stena Line is a Swedish-owned company, based in Gothenburg, that was launched in 1962. It has fast become one of the world's largest ferry operators, with 25,000 yearly sailings and 17 different ferry routes across Europe. Stena Line offers affordable prices between Dublin and Holyhead, with the aim of reducing the environmental footprint for all travellers. All Stena Line ferries have been adapted to meet the requirements of passengers with limited mobility or additional needs. Spaces for wheelchairs, however, are limited so advance booking is essential.

Services onboard Stena Line ferries on this route:

  • Stena Adventurer: this ferry comes kitted out with a bar, restaurant, cabins, duty free shop and lounges. It’s possible to sit back and watch a free movie in the Movie Lounge or enjoy a selection of different hot and cold meals at the restaurant. Upgrade to the exclusive Stena Plus Lounge or simply relax in the Hygge Lounge. There’s also free Wi-Fi throughout the main passenger lounges.
  • Stena Estrid: find great comfort and amenities for all the family on Stena Estrid. Onboard services include a restaurant serving hot and cold food, bar, duty free shop and lounges. For kids, there is a Happy World play area, a Game Zone, plus the change to watch a free moving in the Movie Lounge. The Stena Estrid is designed with Scandinavian inspired interiors and also includes a Hygge Recline Lounge and the more luxurious Stena Plus Lounge.

Irish Ferries from Dublin to Holyhead

Irish Ferries operates between Ireland, the UK and France with a fleet of modern cruisers and fast ferries. It operates the only fast ferry on the Irish Sea and makes 16 daily sailings on Irish Sea routes. It also operates a Dover to Calais ferry, from the UK to France, with up to 30 sailings a day.

Services onboard Irish Ferries on this route:

  • Ulysses: equipped with plenty of onboard amenities, including 2 cinema screens, free Wi-fi, a children’s play area, the Boylans Brasserie with hot and cold food, Blooms bar, a shopping court and a Club Class Lounge. Passengers can also upgrade to book cabins for added privacy.
  • Dublin Swift: the only fast ferry operating on this route, the Dublin Swift makes the journey from Dublin to Holyhead in around 2 hours. Onboard amenities include the Club Class Lounge, Cafe Lafayette, onboard shopping, Wi-Fi, and a TV lounge.
  • Oscar Wilde: the largest ferry on the Dublin to Holyhead route. The ship has a capacity for 2,080 passengers and is equipped with plenty of onboard facilities including a children’s play area, restaurants with hot and cold food, bars, cafes, and a selection of cabins.

How to find cheap ferries from Dublin to Holyhead

There is not a huge variation in price between sailings on different days and at different times, however booking in advance is the best way to find the cheapest ferry ticket. Ticket prices for each passenger are approximately £38 while vehicles are charged according to their dimensions. While it is possible to buy tickets for ferries from Dublin to Holyhead on the day of travel, spaces cannot be guaranteed – especially if you are a foot passenger. It is always advisable to book in advance especially during peak holiday periods.

How long is the ferry journey from Dublin to Holyhead?

All ferries from Dublin to Holyhead take approximately 3.5 hours to complete the journey of 50 miles (43 nautical miles, 80 km) between the two ports. The fastest time is around 2 hours on the Dublin Swift ferry run by Irish Ferries. Your actual travel time, however, will be longer as you need to check-in at least an hour before your scheduled departure.

Do I need a passport for the ferry between Dublin and Holyhead?

UK passengers do not strictly need a passport to travel between Dublin and Holyhead however are advised to bring some form of photo ID. Non UK/Irish citizens will need a valid passport and a visa where applicable – it’s best to check with the relevant embassy before travelling if you think you might need a visa.

Port Information: Ferry from Dublin to Holyhead

Departure port: All Stena Line ferries from Dublin to Holyhead sail from Dublin Port. The terminal is located four miles east of Dublin city centre from where it is clearly signposted. There is limited pay and display parking at the terminal for foot passengers. A dedicated coach service runs from the city centre to the terminal and is scheduled to fit the timings of some sailings. If this is not available, the journey can be made by taxi.

Arrival port: Ferries from Dublin to Holyhead sail into the Port of Holyhead. This is in Anglesey North Wales and conveniently located for the A55 from which it is clearly signposted. There is a long-stay car park with a park and ride shuttle service and electric charging points. For passengers wishing to arrive by train, Holyhead Station can be found in Terminal 1 of the port.

What amenities are there at the ports?

Dublin Port:facilities at the terminal include ticket offices, TV screens and a children's TV area, WiFi, toilets with baby change facilities, a passenger lounge and a limited choice of refreshments. All areas are easily accessible to passengers with limited mobility. There are accessible toilets and further assistance is available on request.

Port of Holyhead: facilities at the terminal include ticketing offices, toilets, WiFi, a travel centre, an ATM, car rental desks, a lounge with TV, and a small selection of shops and cafes. There are accessible toilets and step-free access at the Stena Line terminal Port of Holyhead while further assistance can be requested as required.

Foot passenger information

The direct ferry from Dublin to Holyhead is available to both foot passengers and vehicles. Foot passengers can carry one piece of hand luggage on board and check-in two suitcases. Bicycles can also be checked in as luggage. On arrival at Holyhead, foot passengers can disembark immediately but may have to wait for any checked-in luggage. It takes a little longer for all cars to leave the ship. There may also be passport and security checks at your port of arrival.

Can I bring my pet onboard?

There is no charge for pets in cars while foot passengers can use onboard kennels for which there is a charge. Registered service animals are allowed in passenger areas of the ferry. All animals brought on board must have the correct documentation including their European Pet Passport.

FAQs: Dublin to Holyhead ferries

FAQs: Take the ferry from Dublin to Holyhead with ease. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Dublin to Holyhead.
FAQs
Cheap ferry tickets from Dublin to Holyhead can start from as little as £38 when you book in advance. The average ferry ticket price for Dublin to Holyhead is £38; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
On average the Dublin to Holyhead ferry time is 3 h 30 min   covering the 66 mile long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first ferry from Dublin to Holyhead leaves at 08: 15. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last ferry from Dublin to Holyhead leaves at 23: 15.
There are 3 ferries a day from Dublin to Holyhead which require at least one change with Stena Line. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer ferries.
For the journey from Dublin to Holyhead you can take a ferry with Stena Line. Be sure to check out all possible ferry operators that offer services to Holyhead from Dublin on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

Passengers board the ferry most frequently from Dublin Port, which is located around 4.2 miles (6.8 km) away from the city centre, and they get off the ferry at Port of Holyhead, located 0.6 miles (909 m) away from the city centre.

A trip to Holyhead from Dublin is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 30 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Dublin to Holyhead by ferry is October.
You have options as you can travel between Dublin and Holyhead 2 different ways: ferry or coach.

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