The Welsh town of Holyhead is the site of a major Irish Seaport, and its maritime museum is one of the best places to visit shipwrecks. Because its port is an important entry point for Ireland, Holyhead is easily accessible by ferry. Stena Line Ferries operate ferries between the Port of Holyhead and the Dublin Port. The ferry takes about 3 hours 15 minutes to complete the journey. There are four ferries from Holyhead to Dublin daily and the boats offer restaurants, shopping, and a cinema. Passengers can bring their pets on the ferries. Travellers crossing by ferries from Holyhead to Dublin can carry their luggage onboard for free and cross with their car for a fee.
Passengers can board four ferries from the Port of Holyhead to Dublin every day. The boats depart from the Holyhead Port in Anglesey, North Wales, and arrive 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. There is another ferry which departs at just before 9:00 a.m. and then again at 2:00 p.m. The last ferry leaves Holyhead Port by 8:30 p.m. and arrives at the Dublin Port just before midnight. There are no stopovers or changes between the two ports and the ferries cover the 70-mile (112.7 km) journey in just over 3 hours. The Port of Holyhead is easily accessible thanks to its location at the end of the A55 dual carriageway. Holyhead Port facilities include a Travel Centre, Photo Booth, car rentals, motorist lounge, and information screens. Passengers have access to ATM, free electric car chargers, and light refreshment shops.
Ferries from Holyhead to Dublin cost an average of about £35 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. 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.
The 70-mile (113-km) journey from the Port of Holyhead to Dublin port takes Stena Line ferries an average of 3 hours 15 minutes. Travellers are advised to bring identification when travelling by ferry from Holyhead to Dublin, even if they are British or Irish citizens. 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.
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 the 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. Travellers can also use the long stay car park which has a Park & Ride service that takes passengers 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 latest 1 hour before sailing time so they can catch the bus to the terminal. Other facilities at the ferry terminals include lifts, escalators, cafes, shops, and wheelchairs.
Arrival port: The ferries from Holyhead to Dublin arrive at Stena Lines' purpose-built ferry terminal at Dublin Port. The terminal is located 4 miles (6km) from the city centre. Dublin Port is accessible by car, bus, and foot. 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 living with disabilities. Wheelchairs are available on-demand, and staff provide disabled assistance. The port also boasts 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. Passengers can take a bus from the port to Dublin city centre and from the city to the Stena Line Terminal at the port. There is also a coach service for passengers going to the city centre.