Ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

There are up to 10 daily ferry connections from Holyhead in Wales to Dublin in Ireland. Find ferries, compare prices and book your ferry tickets from Holyhead to Dublin on Ferryhopper at no extra cost.

Ferry schedules

Holyhead Dublin Schedules frequency: Every day Earliest ferry: 02:15 Latest ferry: 20:30 Average duration: 2h 45m Price range: 36.00 € - 106.00 €
Dublin Holyhead Schedules frequency: Every day Earliest ferry: 02:15 Latest ferry: 20:30 Average duration: 3h 2m Price range: 36.00 € - 107.00 €
Ferry companies STENA LINE

Is there a ferry from Holyhead to Dublin?

The Holyhead-Dublin ferry route is available with up to 10 daily crossings all year round. The route is operated by the ferry companies Stena Line and Irish Ferries

Tip: please note that the ferry timetable for the route from Holyhead to Dublin is subject to change. You can check real-time schedules and ferry ticket prices for the crossing on Ferryhopper.

Am I allowed to travel from Holyhead to Dublin?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Holyhead to Dublin. Before planning your trip, take a look at the latest updates on Covid-19 and ferry travel in Ireland, including all the documents required for your journey.

What’s the ferry schedule from Holyhead to Dublin?

The earliest ferry from Holyhead departs at 08:15 and arrives in Dublin at 11:45, while the latest ferry departs at 20:30, arriving at 23:45 in Ireland’s capital city. 

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin?

The Holyhead to Dublin ferry tickets start at €32. The final ticket price depends on vehicle selection, discounts, offers, and seat type.


On Ferryhopper, you can find all available offers for the Holyhead-Dublin ferry route. Find the lowest prices and best offers, and book your ferry tickets on Ferryhopper at no extra cost.


Take advantage of the available discounts and travel by ferry from Holyhead to Dublin with lower-cost ferry tickets. Ferry companies offer special discounts for specific passenger categories, including:

  • Children
  • Infants
  • Eurail and Interrail Pass holders

Note: children up to 5 years travel for free.

Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Holyhead to Dublin?

The ferry trip from Holyhead to Dublin lasts about 3 hr 30 min.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Holyhead to Dublin?

Usually, the ferry connections from Holyhead to Dublin are operated by conventional ferries. The fastest ferry to Dublin reaches the port in 3 hr 15 min.

What’s the distance between Holyhead to Dublin?

The distance between Holyhead and Dublin is 67 nautical miles (around 107 km). 

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Dublin from Holyhead

Have a look at some useful tips for your ferry ride to Dublin:

  • In the busy months between May and September, we suggest you arrive at the port of Holyhead in advance to avoid delays. The same applies to ferry trips on weekends.
  • Due to unforeseen circumstances, the ferry schedules from Holyhead to Dublin may change. Make sure to confirm your ferry’s departure time. You can also track your ferry in real time on the Ferryhopper app!
  • Read our Dublin travel guide to find travel tips and information about ferry schedules, local delicacies, and sightseeing for the best vacation in Ireland!

Where to take the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

Ferries to Dublin depart from the port of Holyhead on Anglesey island (Wales). The port is only a 5-minute walk from the town center of Holyhead. 

Also, the railway station is very close to the port and it is accessible to motor vehicles via both the A5 and the A55 roads. It is approximately 1 hr 30 min from Chester and about 2 hr from Liverpool by car.

Can I travel on the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin with a car?

Yes, on the ferries operating the Holyhead - Dublin connection, it is possible to embark your vehicle

Ferry luggage

Each ferry company operating between Holyhead and Dublin has its own luggage policy. Specifically:

  • Stena Line allows a piece of hand luggage up to 60x50x40 cm. If you are traveling with baggage that is larger than this it must be checked in prior to boarding.
  • Irish Ferries allows up to 2 pieces of luggage per person; each bag should not weigh more than 22 kg

Good to know: your luggage will be safely stowed during the sailing and can be collected upon arrival at the terminal. However, keep in mind that you won't be able to access your luggage during the sailing so please ensure you remove all necessary items before checking it in.


The ferries traveling from Holyhead to Dublin have cabins, as well as numbered seats.

Pet travel 

You can travel with your pet on the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin. In order to be allowed onboard, you should book a pet ticket prior to departure. Smaller animals must be kept in special carriers, while large-sized animals must be equipped with a muzzle or a leash.

Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Holyhead to Dublin?

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