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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: 04/10/2016 - 05/10/2016
    • from: £33
    • Stena Line
    • passenger(s)

Ireland Offers - Our Lowest Prices & Deals

  • Cairnryan - Belfast

    • Car + 2 Return
      Travel: 21/01/2017 - 22/01/2017
    • from: £150
    • Stena Line
    • passenger(s)

Ireland Offers - Our Lowest Prices & Deals

  • Cairnryan - Belfast

    • Car + 4 Return
      Travel: 25/01/2017 - 26/01/2017
    • from: £160
    • 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 - 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 985 reviews
  • 24 September 2016
    Nice journey
    • Holyhead to Dublin with Stena Line

      Nice comfortable journey without stress

      Review by Anonymous, Family with older children.

  • 22 September 2016
    Great value for money
    • Liverpool to Dublin with P&O Irish Sea Ferries

      This ferry is mainly for lorries and is not of the standard of many passenger ferries but other passengers are well catered for and the experience is excellent value for money.

      Review by Anonymous, Couple.

  • 21 September 2016
    Liverpool to Dublin with P&O Ferries
    • Liverpool to Dublin with P&O Irish Sea Ferries

      Left on time. Staff assisting the loading of cars were very polite and helpful, as were the staff handling the cabin key distribution. Relevant information communicated over the PA system was clear and understandable. Disembarking smooth and efficient, again helped by cheerful helpful staff. Will certainly travel this way again, and recommend to others.

      Review by Kathleen Flynn Driver, Couple.

  • 05 September 2016
    • Holyhead to Dublin with Irish Ferries

      We have used this route many times as it is the quickest. Staff are friendly and always appear busy. Only downside is lack of seating, if you're not in the first half of vehicles to board, it's a struggle to get seats together if you are in a group. Maybe seat allocation would work better or a means of reserving seating for groups? Would use the service again if travelling to Ireland.

      Review by Jeff Dawson, With Friends.

  • 05 September 2016
    Holiday with dogs!
    • Fishguard to Rosslare with Stena Line

      Very easy to check in, no hassle. Ferry was clean on journey outbound, however return journey all the toilets appeared to be blocked. Although the ferry looks a little tired we will definitely be using Stena -line and aferry again.

      Review by chris spencer, Couple.

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