Holyhead to Dublin Ferry


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  • 4 crossings daily
    2 hr 15 min
  • 3 crossings daily
    3 hr 15 min

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Holyhead to Dublin Ferry Routes

Irish Ferries

Irish Ferries offers three options when travelling from Holyhead to Dublin:

  • The Dublin Swift is the fastest ship with a crossing time of just 2 hours, however the ship tends to run in the spring and summer months only.
  • The Ulysses is a cruise ferry service with a wide choice of facilities to make your journey as comfortable and enjoyable as possible, including two cinema screens, shopping, bars and fine dining. The crossing takes 3 hours and 15 minutes.
  • The Epsilon offers an economy service that doesn't compromise on comfort. Facilities are more limited, but you'll still find onboard shopping and a few places to eat and drink. The crossing takes 3 hours and 15 minutes, and is not available to foot passengers.
All Irish Ferries ships offer free onboard WiFi to keep you connected during your journey. There are up to 6 daily crossings (depending on the time of year), with departures available between 2:40am and 8.15pm.

Stena Line

Stena Line operates two superferries between Holyhead and Dublin, with comparable onboard facilities:

  • The Stena Adventurer offers 2 daily departures with a crossing time of 3 hours and 15 minutes. Onboard facilities include free movies, fun for kids and the retail shop with includes big brands.
  • The Stena Superfast X is the newer of the 2 ships and also offers 2 daily departures with a crossing time of 3 hours and 15 minutes. The facilities include the Barista Coffee House, Met Bar and Grill, retail shopping in the 'Outlet', a free cinema and a family lounge with children's play area.
Both Stena Line ships include comfortable lounges where free WiFi is available. For a different class of luxury, you can upgrade to the Stena Plus Lounge or book one of the comfortable on board cabins. Departures with Stena Line are available between 2.15am and 8.40pm.

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Holyhead to Dublin Port Addresses


Terminal 1, Holyhead, Anglesey, Gwynedd, Wales, LL65 1DQ, United Kingdom


Terminal 2, Alexandra Road, Dublin 1, Republic of Ireland

About Holyhead

Holyhead is the largest town on the island of Anglesey. However, Holyhead is actually on a linked smaller island - Holy Island - hence the name Holyhead. The town and port are easily reached by car by taking the A55.

Holyhead and Anglesey are dream destinations for lovers of the outdoors. Here you'll find world-class golf-courses, fishing, nature trails and stunning beaches. If you're thinking about spending some time here before or after your ferry journey, then you certainly should not hesitate

About Dublin

The cosmopolitan and lively Irish capital should be a must on anybody's European itenerary. Like any European capital it would be impossible to describe all there is to see and do.

The number one attraction is the Guinness Storehouse - the home of the "The Black Stuff" Dublin's world famous dry stout. Other attractions include St Patrick's cathedral - what would Ireland be without St Paddy after all? The National Gallery, Botanic Gardens, the National Acquatic Centre, Dublin Zoo, the list is almost endless.

However, when you leave Dublin, what you'll remember above all else is the atmposphere: the small pubs filled with dancing and music and perhaps above all else the friendliness of the locals.


  • 04 Oct 2019
    • Happy

      Review by SHARON PERRIE

  • 20 Sep 2019
    • Just to say great journey to Ireland we will definitely travel through a ferry again thank you


  • 15 Sep 2019
    • great ferry second time with this company will use again when we go to dublin

      Review by ROB T

  • 15 Sep 2019
    Pleasant crossing
    • Very easy booking process. Good value for money. Comfortable seating areas. Good facilities

      Review by Anon

  • 07 Sep 2019
    • From checking in to disembarkation the whole trip was smooth efficient and very friendly. Even though the ship was busy there was still plenty of room in which to relax.

      Review by MAREK BARANSKI

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Holyhead to Dublin Popular Questions

Want to know more about your journey from Holyhead to Dublin? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin take?

The average journey time by ferry between Holyhead to Dublin is 3 hrs 17 min. The journey time may vary, so use our booking engine on this page to search for a specific travel date.

How fast does the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin travel?

The fastest journey time by ferry from Holyhead to Dublin is 2 hrs 15 min, with Stena Line.

How much does the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin cost?

The cheapest ferry ticket price from Holyhead to Dublin found by AFerry customers recently is £83, travelling with Irish Ferries on Wednesday, 16 October 2019. Prices also vary depending on the date and time of travel.

What time does the first ferry from Holyhead to Dublin leave?

The first ferry from Holyhead to Dublin leaves at 02:30 with Stena Line. Times may vary depending on the time of year.

What time does the last ferry from Holyhead to Dublin leave?

The last ferry from Holyhead to Dublin leaves at 20:30 with Stena Line. Times may vary depending on the time of year.

Which ferry companies operate between Holyhead to Dublin?

Ferries travelling from Holyhead to Dublin are operated by Irish Ferries and Stena Line.

Looking for more information?

If you're looking for the return journey, check out Dublin to Holyhead.