Holyhead to Dublin ferry

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

Ferry Operators for Holyhead to Dublin

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 Holyhead to Dublin

Showing times and prices for 17 Jul

Cheapest

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

Cheapest
Stena Line
20:303h15
Holyhead
23:45Dublin
£411One-way
0 changes
Cheapest
Stena Line
02:153h15
Holyhead
05:30Dublin
£411One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
Stena Line
09:003h15
Holyhead
12:15Dublin
£461One-way
0 changes
2nd Cheapest
Stena Line
14:453h15
Holyhead
18:00Dublin
£461One-way
0 changes

Holyhead to Dublin Ferry Timetables

OperatorDeparture TimeArrival TimeDurationSailing Days
Operator
Stena Line
Departure Time
20:30
Arrival Time
23:45
Duration
3h15
Sailing Days
Everyday
Operator
Stena Line
Departure Time
09:00
Arrival Time
12:15
Duration
3h15
Sailing Days
Everyday
Operator
Stena Line
Departure Time
14:45
Arrival Time
18:00
Duration
3h15
Sailing Days
Everyday
Operator
Stena Line
Departure Time
02:15
Arrival Time
05:30
Duration
3h15
Sailing Days
Everyday

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Fast ferry times from Holyhead to Dublin

Showing times and prices for 17 Jul

Fastest Journey

3 h 15 m

Average

3 h 15 m

Ferries per day

4

Distance

107 km

Of the 4 ferries that leave Holyhead for Dublin 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
20:303h15
Holyhead
23:45Dublin
£411One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Stena Line
09:003h15
Holyhead
12:15Dublin
£461One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Stena Line
14:453h15
Holyhead
18:00Dublin
£461One-way
0 changes
Fastest
Stena Line
02:153h15
Holyhead
05:30Dublin
£411One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

distanceDistance66 miles
durationAverage ferry duration3 h 15 min
priceAverage ferry ticket price£38 (€43)
frequencyFerry frequency3 a day
changesDirect ferryYes, there are 3 direct ferries a day
carriersFerry operatorsStena Line
cabinsCabins:Yes
vehiclesVehicles:Yes
footPassengersFoot passengers:Yes

Ferries from Holyhead to Dublin cover the 66 miles long journey taking on average 3 h 15 min with our travel partners like Stena Line. Normally, there are 3 ferries operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest ferry tickets for this trip for as low as £37, but the average price of ferry tickets is £38.

Ferry operators: Stena Line Holyhead to Dublin

Travel from Holyhead to Dublin from £37 with Omio’s ferry partners Stena Line! You can find the best timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.

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 Holyhead to Dublin ferry information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 15 min
  • Cheapest Price: £37
  • Stena Line frequency: 3 a day

Direct Ferries from Holyhead to Dublin

The Welsh town of Holyhead is the site of a major port on the Irish Sea, and its maritime museum is one of the best places to discover shipwrecks on the nearby coastlines. As the Holyhead port is an important entry point into Ireland from Wales, the ferry from Holyhead is easily accessible to foot and car passengers. Stena Line and Irish Ferries operate between the Port of Holyhead and the Dublin Port, taking an average of 3 hours 15 minutes to complete the journey. There are eight daily ferries from Holyhead to Dublin, giving a low coast and sustainable way to travel between the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Read on to discover sailing times, onboard amenities, information about the ports and booking cheap ferry tickets.

Sailing Times: Ferry Holyhead to Dublin

There are daily, direct ferries from the Port of Holyhead to Dublin. The boats depart from the Holyhead Port in Anglesey, North Wales, and arrives at the Dublin Port. The first boat leaves at around 2:30 a.m. and arrives at the Dublin Port by just before 6:00 a.m. The last ferry leaves Holyhead Port by 8:30 p.m. and arrives at the Dublin Port just before midnight.

Timetables Ferry Holyhead – Dublin

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

What Ferries go from Holyhead to Dublin?

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 Holyhead and Dublin, 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 Holyhead to Dublin

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 Holyhead to Dublin 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 Holyhead to Dublin 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 Holyhead to Dublin

Ferries from Holyhead to Dublin cost an average of about £38 although prices vary according to time, ticket class, and whether passengers are travelling with or without a vehicle. Travellers can get cheap ferry tickets by booking online and as far in advance as possible. The Omio app also provides discounts and updates when there are ticket deals, and the filter feature allows travellers to find the best ferry deals to lower travelling expenses.

How long is the ferry journey from Holyhead to Dublin?

The 70 mile (113 km) journey from the Port of Holyhead to Dublin port takes an average of 3 hours 15 minutes, with the fastest ferry making the journey in around 2 hours. Passengers should arrive at the Port of Holyhead at least 45 minutes before sailing to ensure that they complete necessary ticketing procedures without delay. People travelling with their car should measure the vehicle before coming to port to make boarding faster.

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

Travellers are advised to bring identification when travelling by ferry from Holyhead to Dublin, even if they are British or Irish citizens.This could be a driver’s licence, national ID card, birth certificate, student ID card, Health Insurance/Social Security Photographic ID Card. Non UK/Irish citizens will need a valid passport and a visa where applicable.

Port Information: Ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

Departure port: located in Anglesey in North Wales, Holyhead Port is a short 3 minute drive from the town centre. Passengers can walk to the port in less than 10 minutes from the Celtic Gateway Bridge. A train from the Holyhead Railway Station takes passengers to Terminal 1 in Holyhead Port. The town of Holyhead has a Travelodge, several hotels, supermarkets, and other shopping and restaurant options close to the port. People can keep their vehicles in the short stay car park outside the terminal building to pick up or drop passengers and collect tickets.

Arrival port: the ferries from Holyhead to Dublin arrive at the ferry terminals in Dublin Port. The terminal is located 4 miles (6km) from the city centre. Dublin Port is accessible by car, bus, and foot. Passengers can take a bus from the port to Dublin city centre and from the city to the port. There is also a coach service for passengers going to the city centre.

What facilities are there at the ports?

Holyhead Port: facilities at the ferry terminals include lifts, escalators, cafes, shops, and wheelchairs. Travellers can use the long stay car park which has a Park & Ride service straight to Terminal 1. There is also disabled parking, and this can also be used long term. People who intend to use the long term car park are advised to reach the port at least 1 hour before their sailing time so they can catch the bus to the terminal.

Dublin Port: facilities at the port include tickets and reservations, flat-screen TVs, and a dedicated children's TV area. There are toilets, including facilities for people with disabilities. Wheelchairs are available on-demand, and staff are available to provide assistance. The port also has baby changing facilities, a motorist lounge, and pay and display parking. Parking space is limited to 30 cars. Travellers can pay for short-term parking, daily parking, and long-term parking. Motorists can pay to park for a short time outside the terminal building.

FAQs: Holyhead to Dublin ferries

FAQs: Take the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin 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 Holyhead to Dublin.
FAQs
Cheap ferry tickets from Holyhead to Dublin can start from as little as £37 when you book in advance. The average ferry ticket price for Holyhead to Dublin is £38; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by ferry from Holyhead to Dublin is 3 h 15 min   to travel the 66 mile long route, with around there are 3 ferries per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first ferry from Holyhead to Dublin leaves at 08: 00. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last ferry from Holyhead to Dublin leaves at 20: 30.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Holyhead to Dublin without having to change trains with Stena Line. There are 3 direct ferries from Holyhead to Dublin each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
For the best Holyhead to Dublin ferry to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Stena Line. However, it's always good to check all possible ferry operators with services from Holyhead to Dublin to compare what amenities they may offer.

Passengers board the ferry most frequently from Port of Holyhead, which is located around 0.6 miles (910 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the ferry at Dublin Port, located 4.2 miles (6.8 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Dublin from Holyhead is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 15 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month for a ferry from Holyhead to Dublin is January.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel to Dublin from Holyhead including taking a ferry or coach.

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