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Book Ferries to Ireland, France and the UK

You can use to book Irish Ferries between Ireland and the UK between Dublin and Holyhead and between Pembroke and Rosslare. This company also provide a ferry service to France between Rosslare and Cherbourg, Rosslare and Roscoff and Dublin and Cherbourg. See below for the latest prices and sailing times.

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  • Holyhead - Dublin

    • 1 x Foot Passenger(s) Return
      Travel: 04/11/2016 - 09/11/2016
    • from: £52
    • Irish Ferries
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  • Pembroke - Rosslare

    • Car + 2 Return
      Travel: 22/11/2016 - 22/11/2016
    • from: £170
    • Irish Ferries
    • passenger(s)

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  • Pembroke - Rosslare

    • Car + 4 Return
      Travel: 22/11/2016 - 22/11/2016
    • from: £276
    • Irish Ferries
    • passenger(s)

Sailing Information & Ferry Times

  • Cherbourg - Rosslare

  • Rosslare - Cherbourg

  • Dublin - Holyhead

    • Timetable
    • up to 7 crossings per day
    • from 2hrs
  • Holyhead - Dublin

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

    • Timetable
    • up to 2 crossings per day
    • 4hrs 1min
  • Rosslare - Pembroke

    • Timetable
    • up to 2 crossings per day
    • 4hrs 1min
  • Roscoff - Rosslare

    • Timetable
    • up to 3 crossings per week
    • 17hrs 30mins
  • Rosslare - Roscoff

    • Timetable
    • up to 2 crossings per week
    • 16hrs 30mins
  • Cherbourg - Dublin

    • Timetable
    • Infrequent crossings
    • 19hrs 30mins
  • Dublin - Cherbourg

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On board your ferry

Holyhead / Dublin
If sailing between Holyhead and Dublin, you can choose the Fast Ferry the Jonathan Swift. Travelling at a speed of 39 knots, you could arrive in just 1 hour and 49 minutes! You could also choose the conventional ferry the Ulysses. This is the largest car ferry on the Irish sea and offers an unparalleled sailing experience. On board both ships, you'll find comfortable seating and excellent cabins as well as a shop, restaurant and a café. The Jonathan Swift also features two bars.

Ireland / France
The Oscar Wilde is the most luxurious ship to sail between Rosslare and France with bright airy cabins, stylish lounges and a wide choice of entertainment and dining options. On board, there are three restaurants, a café and a shop. Every night there is also a very popular cabaret show and piano music at Oscar's Piano Bar. From the early afternoon until early evening there is also children's entertainment including a treasure hunt, disco and even a magic show!

Rosslare / Pembroke
The Isle of Inishmore is one of Europe's largest, well equipped, most modern car ferries. On board, as well as comfortable seating and large relaxing cabins, you'll find a shop, children's play area, a café and a restaurant.

Club class seating

If travelling between the UK and Ireland, you could also upgrade to Club Class Seating for a real taste of luxury and extra benefits including:

✔ Priority Boarding - express boarding for motorists.

✔ Reserved Seating - your very own comfortable seating area.

✔ Free Wifi in Club Class! with a state of the art satellite connection

✔ Complimentary Drinks and Snacks - teas, coffee, wine and minerals.

✔ Complimentary Newspapers

✔ Exclusive Lounge Bar - serving a wide range of delicious food and drink.

✔ Power Points - for laptops DVDs and mobile chargers (availability depending on ship).

✔ 10% Discount - on selected best-selling products.

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All Irish Ferries Reviews

based on 271 reviews
Irish Ferries
  • 09 October 2016
    Ferry awful.
    • Rosslare to Pembroke with Irish Ferries

      If you travel by car to Ireland ferries are a necessary evil. They could be such a good experience but so often tend to be mediocre at best and unpleasant at worst. Much could be done to improve travel by ferry if the onboard experience was better. Ferry companies seem to think that a few noisy games machines, television screens at every opportunity and the offer of overpriced tasteless food should keep the travellers happy. What about quiet comfortable seating to relax and have a nap and some good quality restaurants which would make use of the time and fortify the traveller for their onward journey. Booking on line takes even longer than the days when we booked on the phone. Prices are honed down and all the companies charge the same amount. It is impossible to shop around as the ferry companies have it all sewn up. Where in the past you could make major savings by choosing your time of year or week or day prices now are more or less the same whenever you travel.

      Review by Anonymous, Couple.

  • 04 October 2016
    Good Crossing
    • Pembroke to Rosslare with Irish Ferries

      Food and on boat purchases very expensive. The food not great, but staff very polite and helpful, in all good trip. the kids loved it, I find if the kids are happy then that makes for an easier crossing.

      Review by Anonymous, Family with young children.

  • 25 September 2016
    Heaven and Hell
    • Dublin to Holyhead with Irish Ferries

      Going to Dublin we sailed on Ulysses - we came back on Epsilon - and the difference was enormous. The 3 star ratings are an average of 5 stars in one direction but 1 star in the other. On Ulysses we upgraded to the Club Lounge, which was very comfortable and well worth it for the wine and snacks - that was Heaven. On Epsilon there was no Club Lounge, only an uncomfortable cafe with screaming kids. You have been warned. If you are only offered Epsilon, then we suggest you should not go with Irish Ferries.

      Review by Connie and Peter, Couple.

  • 07 September 2016
    Ship like a fridge
    • Dublin to Holyhead with Irish Ferries

      Ship too cold

      Review by Anonymous, 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.

Pet Booking Information

Routes between Ireland and Britain

To book your pet, just choose your route and then select the number of cats or dogs you are sailing with. If you don't see this option, please call us before you make your booking.

Pets can travel in the kennels provided or free of charge in your car. If travelling on foot, pets must be transported to and from the ferry in a secure, rigid and appropriate pet cage or box which you must supply. Family pets are not allowed on the passenger decks at any time. Guide dogs can travel with their owners and are welcome throughout the ship.

Note that you a need a pet passport to travel between the UK and Ireland. For more information on pet passports, please read our Pet Travel Guide.

Please note that pet booking online is currently not available on Irish Ferries' France routes.