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Book a cheap ferry to Ireland from England, Wales, France, Scotland and the Isle of Man

You can use AFerry.co.uk to book ferries to Ireland, to ports including Dublin, Rosslare, Cork and more from the UK and France. Using AFerry.co.uk you will always get a great deal on your ferry to Ireland. See below for timetables and the latest special offers.

Cheap ferries to Ireland, whatever your trip entails

Ireland is a fantastic place to visit. Whether you are going on holiday, visiting family or going for business, you are guaranteed to have an experience like no other. You can taste proper Guinness, take a trip along the River Liffey, visit the Giant's Causeway and much, much more. Whatever the reason for your trip, AFerry.co.uk brings you the most affordable cheap ferry to Ireland prices to ensure your journey won't cost you the earth.

Ferries to Ireland from the UK and other European destinations

At AFerry.co.uk, we pride ourselves on being able to offer our customers more options when booking their journey. We offer you more routes when travelling to Ireland by ferry, so your journey doesn't have to be any longer than necessary. We don't just provide prices for cheap ferries to Ireland from the UK, but also from various locations in France, such as Cherbourg and Roscoff, meaning it's easier for you to find a cheap ferry to Ireland.

Get the best cheap ferry to Ireland deals

With AFerry.co.uk, you can customise you search to make your ferry journey just the way you want it. You can choose particular time and dates, different routes and select what type of vehicle you want to use. We then search all the leading operators to bring you the very best cheap ferries to Ireland. So, if you're looking for ferries to Ireland from the UK, look no further than AFerry.co.uk.

Ireland Offers - Our Lowest Prices & Deals

  • Liverpool - Belfast

    • 1 x Foot Passenger(s) Return
      Travel: 16/11/2016 - 18/11/2016
    • from: £33
    • Stena Line
    • passenger(s)

Ireland Offers - Our Lowest Prices & Deals

  • Cairnryan - Belfast

    • Car + 2 Return
      Travel: 10/01/2017 - 10/01/2017
    • from: £150
    • Stena Line
    • passenger(s)

Ireland Offers - Our Lowest Prices & Deals

  • Holyhead - Dublin

    • Car + 4 Return
      Travel: 18/04/2017 - 18/04/2017
    • from: £185
    • Stena Line
    • passenger(s)

Ireland Travel Guide

Ireland is rightly one of Europe's most popular tourist destinations. With a majestic countryside and vibrant modern cities full of culture and life, Ireland really is a dream destination.

Take a ferry to Ireland to discover a country that embraces its heritage and a new, vibrant culture. The countryside is beautiful and is criss-crossed with silver streams, lazy rivers, hidden lakes and peaceful canals. It has a vibrant and dynamic capital, Dublin where some of the friendliest locals and the greatest nightlife in Europe will ensure you have an unforgettable time.

Now that the political troubles of the '70s, '80s and '90s are behind it, Ireland is growing in popularity with ports like Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, Rosslare and Belfast (in Northern Ireland) being the gateway to the country that is known as the 'emerald isle' because of its lush greenery.

Throughout the country, there is trout and salmon fishing for anglers. Canals, rivers and larger lakes can be explored from the banks or from hired boats. You are never more than 80 miles from the sea and a coastline offering golden, sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs, hidden harbours and bays. The Irish countryside is also famous its winding roads and pretty cottages. Getting lost in the Irish countryside can truly be a pleasurable experience!

There are few countries as famous for their culture as Ireland

And, of course, there are few countries as famous for their culture as Ireland. Ireland is the country of James Joyce, Oscar Wilde and W.B. Yeats but also of the Corres, U2 and the Undertones. Wherever you are in Ireland, whether in big cities or small picturesque villages you will find a country that glories in its culture traditions. Whether, music, literature or the ancient art of a friendly but fiery discourse over the merits of Joyce or Wilde, you'll find Ireland has something to offer all culture vultures.

Travelling in Ireland

Rail services in Ireland are run by Iarnród Eireann and express trains run between the main cities. There are two classes of accommodation, with restaurant and buffet cars on some trains. Children under five travel for free.

Pretty cottages dot the Irish countryside
Pretty cottages dot the Irish countryside

By car, traffic drives on the left and the road network links all parts of Ireland. All road signs changed from imperial to metric measurements in 2005.

Things to see and do

Why not pay a visit the Guinness museum which is part of the world-renowned brewery and Dublin's most visited attraction? As you sip on a pint of the 'black stuff' in the evening and enjoy the sounds of fiddle and flute in one of Dublin's many cosy and friendly pubs, you'll be able to show off your knowledge and appreciate the subtle qualities of one of Ireland's most famous drinks just a little bit more.

You'll be able to show off your knowledge and appreciate the subtle qualities of one of Ireland's most famous drinks just a little bit more

For literary enthusiasts an unmissable destination is the Dublin Writers Museum where Dublin's literary celebrities from the past three hundred years are brought to life through their books, letters, portraits and personal items. Discover the inner thoughts and secret motivations of some of the world's most famous and influential writers.

Of course, Ireland is also famous for its history and especially its tumultuous relationship with England. To get get a real haunting sense of Ireland's hard-hard edged history pay a visit to Kilmainham Gaol, where most of the rebels against British rule were incarcerated and where the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising were executed.

Whether you want vibrant cities, culture galore or breathtaking scenery and coastlines, Ireland really does have it all which is why it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Nothing could be simpler, more relaxing or romantic than taking the ferry to Ireland. Whether you travel from the UK or France, taking the ferry gives you the chance to explore this magnificent country at your leisure.

Ferries to Ireland Timetables & Sailing Information

  • Roscoff - Cork (Brittany Ferries)

  • Cherbourg - Dublin (Irish Ferries)

    • Timetable
    • Infrequent crossings
    • 19hrs 30mins
    • Irish Ferries
  • Cherbourg - Rosslare (Irish Ferries)

  • Holyhead - Dublin (Irish Ferries)

    • Timetable
    • up to 7 crossings per day
    • from 1hr 49mins
    • Irish Ferries
  • Pembroke - Rosslare (Irish Ferries)

    • Timetable
    • up to 2 crossings per day
    • 4hrs 1min
    • Irish Ferries
  • Roscoff - Rosslare (Irish Ferries)

    • Timetable
    • up to 3 crossings per week
    • 17hrs 30mins
    • Irish Ferries
  • Cairnryan - Larne (P&O Irish Sea Ferries)

  • Liverpool - Dublin (P&O Irish Sea Ferries)

    • Timetable
    • up to 3 crossings per day
    • from 7hrs 30mins
    • P&O Irish Sea Ferries
  • Isle of Man - Belfast (Isle of Man Steam Packet)

    • Timetable
    • up to 3 crossings per week
    • 2hrs 45mins
    • Isle of Man Steam Packet
  • Isle of Man - Dublin (Isle of Man Steam Packet)

  • Fishguard - Rosslare (Stena Line)

    • Timetable
    • up to 2 crossings per day
    • from 3hrs 30mins
    • Stena Line
  • Holyhead - Dublin (Stena Line)

    • Timetable
    • up to 4 crossings per day
    • 3hrs 15mins
    • Stena Line
  • Liverpool - Belfast (Stena Line)

All Ferries to Ireland Reviews

based on 904 reviews
  • 22 October 2016
    Late summer traveliing
    • Liverpool to Dublin with P&O Irish Sea Ferries

      Although journey takes 8 hours Travel from Liverpool is preferred than a 100 mile journey to Holyhead

      Review by Anonymous, Couple.

  • 21 October 2016
    The perfect start to our holiday
    • Holyhead to Dublin with Stena Line

      Faultless from start to finish.

      Review by Joe, Couple.

  • 21 October 2016
    Stormy Crossing
    • Fishguard to Rosslare with Stena Line

      Rough morning crossing coming back to Fishguard, but crew and staff very professional. Did not have opportunity to have breakfast so cannot comment on catering, apart from catering staff were very polite and considerate.

      Review by John , Couple.

  • 20 October 2016
    Happy holidays
    • Pembroke to Rosslare with Irish Ferries

      Swift check in and boarding but found the ship internally cold and unless you paid for a cabin there was a lack of comfortable seating to sleep. Would travel with Irish ferries again but only because they seem to be the only ones proving a service. We travelled from Hampshire which was a 5 hour journey, pity your service doesn't run nearer the south coast. Would use your company again but only because you seem to be the only ones running to south Ireland.

      Review by Rob Davis, Couple.

  • 20 October 2016
    Unexpected suprise
    • Liverpool to Dublin with P&O Irish Sea Ferries

      A really nice and pleasant jurney with food and good facilities. Will definitely book again

      Review by Piotr, With Friends.

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