Dublin to Holyhead Ferry

The Dublin Holyhead ferry route connects Ireland with Wales and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Irish Ferries service runs up to 4 times per day with a sailing duration of around 2 hours while the Stena Line service runs up to 4 times per day with a duration from 3 hr 21 min.

So that’s a combined 56 sailings on offer per week on the Dublin Holyhead route between Ireland and Wales. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

Route and port details

Dublin to Holyhead Ferry Alternatives

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Ireland to Wales page.

Dublin - Holyhead Ferry Operators

  • Irish Ferries
    • 4 Sailings Daily 2 hr
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  • Stena Line
    • 4 Sailings Daily 3 hr 21 min
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Dublin Holyhead Average Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Dublin Holyhead route is a car and 2 passengers.

Dublin Holyhead Ferry reviews

  • "trip to holyhead"

    Excelllent trip with absolutely no hassle. Will use again and highly recommend.

    'Kathleen' travelled Dublin Holyhead with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift

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  • "Pleasant Crossing"

    At Dublin Port signs for the the ferry were well marked making straightforward to get to the gate. There I was greeted by friendly staff and speedy processing. From putting the car on the ship, to passing the time with a movie and shopping on board, to leaving at Holyhead, all staff I encountered were very courteous and professional. Although seas were rather rough that day it was a very pleasant crossing.

    'Mike' travelled Dublin Holyhead with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift

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  • "Great experience."

    Staff, facilities all great. Trip was smooth n entry n exit all went smoothly with staff being very helpful to someone who was new to the trip

    'Tracey' travelled Dublin Holyhead with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "Swift Sailing"

    Yes, you can fly from Dublin to London. You can arrive at the airport 1-2 hours before flight time and hope that your flight has not been delayed. Once aboard you can jam your stuff into an overhead bin and squeeze your body into a cramped seat with no leg room. Or you can hop the Dublin Swift. Arrive at the port 30 minutes before departure. Walk onto the boat. Find a seat. Make yourself at home. The seating is comfortable and spacious. And there is room to walk, in the aisles, up to the bar, out onto the deck. If you book first class seating, the continental breakfast offerings are yours for the taking. The Swift left on time. It took two hours to sail from Dublin to Wales. We arrived in Holyhead on time, docked and quickly disembarked- within easy walking distance of the train station. The online site was easy to navigate- no pun intended. Booking was easy. And the crossing was smooth and relaxing. All in all, a very enjoyable way to travel in this frenetic age.

    'Anonymous' travelled Dublin Holyhead with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift

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Dublin Guide

The Irish city of Dublin is the capital of Ireland and lies in the province of Leinster on the east coast of Ireland, at the mouth of the River Liffey. Dating back to the Viking age, Dublin began to rapidly expand in the 17th century. Today, the city attracts millions of visitors every year to experience everything the city has to offer. One of Dublin's oldest monuments is the 13th century Dublin Castle which was founded after the Norman invasion. Trinity College, Dublin is also a popular visitor destination in order to see the Book of Kells which is an illustrated manuscript created by Irish monks in around 800 AD. One of the most photographed sights in Dublin is the Ha'penney Bridge which is an old iron footbridge that spans the River Liffey. This is considered to be one of Dublin's most iconic landmarks.

Dublin Port is the busiest passenger ferry port in Ireland, serving 1.5 million passengers per year to destinations in the UK and Europe. The port has three terminals and lies at the mouth of the River Liffey, which is under 3 km from the city centre.

Holyhead Guide

The Welsh town of Holyhead is located on Holy Island in Anglesey. At one point Holy Island was connected to Anglesey by the Four Mile Bridge but was replaced by the construction of a causeway in the 19th century. The Cobb, as the causeway is named, now carries the main road and railway line that serves the town. The Church of St. Cybi is the heart of the town and was built inside one of Europe's few three-walled Roman Forts. Other Roman sites in the town include a watchtower on the top of Holyhead Mountain inside Mynydd y Twr which is a prehistoric hill fort. There are also signs that the area has been inhabited since prehistoric times, with circular huts, burial chambers and standing stones all being found in the area. The current lighthouse is on South Stack on the other side of Holyhead Mountain and is open to the public. The area is also popular with birdwatchers.

From the Port of Holyhead, ferries depart to Dublin and Dun Laoghaire in Ireland.