Ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

There are multiple daily ferry connections from Holyhead in Wales to Dublin in Ireland. Find ferries, compare prices and book your ferry tickets from Holyhead to Dublin online on Ferryhopper.

Ferry schedules from Holyhead to Dublin

Holyhead Dublin Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 02:15 Last trip: 20:30 Average duration: 3h 15m Price range: 42.00 € - 129.00 €
Dublin Holyhead Trip frequency: Every day First trip: 02:15 Last trip: 20:30 Average duration: 3h 32m Price range: 42.00 € - 129.00 €
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 of Stena Line and Irish Ferries

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

What's the ferry schedule from Holyhead to Dublin?

The earliest ferry from Holyhead departs at 09:00 and arrives in Dublin at 12:15, while the latest ferry departs at 20:30, arriving at 23:45 in Ireland’s capital city. 

Please note that the Holyhead to Dublin ferry time and schedules can change, depending on the ferry operator, season and weather conditions. 

Tip: if you’re planning a day trip to Ireland from the UK, you can hop on the latest Dublin - Holyhead ferry departing at 20:30. There are also several Holyhead - Dublin crossings after midnight, such as crossings scheduled at 02:15. 

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin?

The Holyhead to Dublin ferry tickets start at €42. The final ticket price depends on vehicle selection, discounts, offers, and seat type.


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Take advantage of the available discounts and travel by ferry to Dublin from Holyhead with cheap 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 usually lasts about 3 hr 15 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.
  • As it is only about 3.5 hr to reach the beautiful capital of the Republic of Ireland, you can enjoy a weekend getaway and travel back to the UK by ferry from Dublin to Holyhead.
  • Read our Dublin travel guide to find travel tips and information about ferry schedules, local delicacies, and sightseeing for the best vacation in Ireland!
  • You can also travel to Dublin from Liverpool by ferry. If you want to explore more destinations on the beautiful island located in the North Atlantic Ocean, you can check out our guide with ferries to 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-min 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. The types of vehicles allowed are small and bigger cars, motorhomes, buses, motorcycles and bicycles.

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 before 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 between Holyhead and Dublin have cabins, as well as numbered seats. 

There are many types of cabins available on the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin. You can choose from internal or external 2-berth cabins to 4-berth pet-friendly cabins with windows. 

Pet travel 

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

Book cheap ferry tickets from Holyhead to Dublin

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