Dun Laoghaire Ferry


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Ferries from Dun Laoghaire in Ireland go to Holyhead in UK operated by the ferry operator Stena Line. There are regular sailings: you can see the departure board below for the most recent information about sailings.

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About Dun Laoghaire

Dun Laoghaire Ferry Port is over 190 years old and is one of the main entry points into Ireland from United Kingdom. Dun Laoghaire ferry terminal was given a major revamp after the decision made by Stena Line to start a new High Speed Service from the port of Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead. You can book all ferries to and from Dun Laoghaire with AFerry

Dun Laoghaire is a small but vibrant seaside town on the Irish coast and is situated only 7 miles to the south of Dublin city centre in some of the picturesque surroundings. Dun Laoghaire is reckoned to be the oldest town in Ireland.

It was named in the fifth century after its founder, King Laoghaire, the High King of Ireland. He used the area as a sea-fort (referred to as Dun in Irish) during his raids on France and Britain.

Dun Laoghaire harbour is notable for its two granite piers, home to some of the prestigious yacht clubs. The western pier is used extensively by windsurfers as a launch point throughout the year.

Dun Laoghaire harbour itself is a major attraction with a lighthouse at the eastern pier. Other attractions in the town include the National Maritime Museum of Ireland, James Joyce tower in nearby Sandycove, Dalkey castle and various other Victorian style mansions and art galleries.

Nearby George Street is the main shopping street in Dun Laoghaire along with two other major shopping centers just off the main street.There are many festivals and fun fairs almost every week in the summer months from June until September in Dun Laoghaire making it a perfect location for short breaks.

Ferries to and from Dun Laoghaire

Stena Line ships have many facilities including lounges, play areas, shops, wi-fi access, bars, cafes and restaurants as well as a choice of comfortable en-suite cabins.

Dun Laoghaire port facilities

Dun Laoghaire ferry port has a well built modern terminal with a wide range of passenger facilities which include a pay and display parking beside the terminal and an underground car park for long term parking.

There are 25 free disabled parking bays in the harbour area however, appropriate EU permit must be displayed at all times.

Short term parking is charged at EUR 2.00 per hour and long term parking is charged at a rate of EUR 16.00 for the first day and EUR 8.00 for each day thereafter. Change machines are available at the terminal building.

Getting to Dun Laoghaire

If you are coming from the west (Galway or Limerick) follow the signs to Dublin until you get to the M50/N81 and then follow signs to Dun Laoghaire Ferry Port.

If you are coming from the North West or the North, follow signs to Dublin and take the East Link Toll Bridge route, then take N11 heading south for Wexford or the South East and follow signs to Dun Laoghaire Ferry Port.

If you are coming from the South or South West, again follow signs to Dublin. If approaching via Waterford, Kilkenny or Carlow head for N11 towards Dublin/ Dun Laoghaire and then when you reach Loughlinstown near Bray, Dun Laoghaire Ferry Port is clearly signposted from there.

Dun Laoghaire DART station is located just opposite to the ferry terminal and is well connected to other DART / suburban rail and Iarnrod Eireann (the Irish Rail). There are trains to and from Dun Laoghaire every 10 minutes during peak hours and every 20 minutes during off peak. Dublin city centre is just 25 minutes away in the DART.

Dublin Bus operates a frequent service to and from the city centre to the Dun Laoghaire ferry port. The bus numbers are 7 / 7A / 8. Bus Eireann operates services to other towns and counties from Dun Laoghaire.

So book your Dun Laoghaire ferry simply and securely today with AFerry!

Dun Laoghaire Map

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Port Addresses

Stena Line

The Ferry Terminal, St Michaels Wharf, Dun Laoghaire Harbour(It is about twelve kilometres south of Dublin city centre), Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland


  • 10 Oct 2014
    Holiday and to see family
    • We had a pleasant and calm crossing in both directions and the weather was excellent during our three weeks in Ireland.

      Review by David O'Riordan

  • 05 Oct 2014
    My Trip
    • I am not a keen ferry passenger so I was pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable and trouble free the journey was. There was plenty of comfortable seating with television to watch and entertainment for young children.

      Review by lizziehn

  • 07 Aug 2014
    Summer Sail
    • We enjoyed the ferry journey stage of our travels as it afforded us time to relax. We took advantage of the bargains in the shop and chilled with newspapers and coffee.

      Review by IRIS BOANSON-ALLEN

  • 15 Jul 2014
    Ireland visit
    • This was our first experience travelling with Stena but will not be our last. Quick and easy to check in and board. Stena + lounge was very comfortable, the staff were very pleasant & efficient. Return journey just as good. Infinitely preferable to flying, with all that entails. I would certainly recommend this to anyone.

      Review by Kathryn Buckley

  • 11 Jul 2014
    Pleasant way to travel
    • Really enjoyed this way of travel - beats the intensity and cattle truck feeling one gets on planes these days. Nice way to get to the city centre on the Dart as well. Highly recommend it.

      Review by Peter Rossetti

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