Holyhead to Dublin Ferry


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Holyhead to Dublin Ferry with Irish Ferries and Stena Line - Prices from £97

  • 4 crossings daily
    2 hr 15 min
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  • 3 crossings daily
    2 hr 15 min
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Based on bookings travelling this week with a car.

Holyhead to Dublin Special Offers

Take the car & the kids go free with Stena Line!

Take the car & the kids go free with Stena Line!
Travel up to 5 January 2020.
Kids go FREE on Economy and Flexi motorist fares. Available on the Belfast-Cairnryan, Belfast-Liverpool, Dublin-Holyhead and Rosslare-Fishguard routes. No offer code needed! Travel up to 5 January 2020. Must be booked 48 hours in advance of travel.

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Kids go Free with Irish Ferries

Kids go Free with Irish Ferries
Travel up to 18 December 2019.
Up to 7 kids go free when you bring the car to Ireland with Irish Ferries. Routes: Holyhead-Dublin and Pembroke-Rosslare. Children defined as aged up to 15 years old. Maximum 7 children per booking.

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  • Holyhead to Dublin Ferry

Compare up to 9 daily crossings from Holyhead to Dublin with AFerry. Crossing times range from 2 to 3 hours, depending on the time of year you choose to travel. Holyhead to Dublin ferries are currently operated by Irish Ferries and Stena Line.

See below for details on each route, port addresses and schedule times. Or, alternatively use our Ferry Search above for live route information and the latest prices.

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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You can use AFerry to compare all Holyhead to Dublin ferries by price, time and even review score. Our search results will also include times and prices for comparable routes, such as Liverpool to Dublin, to help you get the whole picture and make an informed decision.

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.

Special Offers - Terms and Conditions

Take the car & the kids go free with Stena Line!

All passenger vehicle types – excludes vans, freight, motorcycles and foot passengers. All sailings. Book At least 48 hours in advance of travel and by 23.00hrs, 24 August.

Kids go Free with Irish Ferries

Valid on Irish Sea routes up to 18 December 2018. Must be booked online and 48 hours in advance of travel. Children defined as aged up to 15 years old. Maximum 7 children per booking. New bookings only. Subject to availability. Excludes freight, bicycles and foot passengers including SailRail. Not applicable for landbridge, inclusive holiday or any other third party arrangements.

4 out of 5 stars based on 380 reviews

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  • 16 Jun 2019
    We enjoyed it
    • We were given the opportunity to amend our tickets. We really appreciate that. The ferry was punctual, the facility was so pleased and staff was so smiling and helpful. Thank you!

      Review by MURAT ZEYTINLI

  • 15 Jun 2019
    • Unfortunately due to the weather the swift was cancelled although we were informed in good time it was to late to cancel our Hotel and overnight stay in Holyhead. The company do not even discuss compensation although they should understand that we wouldn't have needed the aforementioned Hotel if we knew that we were on the later and longer Ferry journey. We also did not arrive in Galway our first stop until much later that evening 9pm than we had originally planned due to the swift cancellation and subsequent delay. I think Irish ferries should look at their compensation policy in these circumstances and understand the impact on their passengers. Other than that both journeys on their ferries both ways were very good.

      Review by DAVID

  • 13 Jun 2019
    • Very good service, check in easy, left on time . Would recommend

      Review by EDWARD WARNE

  • 13 Jun 2019
    roadtrip to the Wild Atlantic Way!
    • New large ferry, calm crossing but need more reclining chairs to relax in. Would have liked to see more choice in the board catering. But overall pretty good.

      Review by DAVID TIGHE

  • 07 Jun 2019
    Trip from Holyhead to Dublin.
    • Well looked after,both boarding and disembarking,as my wife uses a mobility scooter.Facilities on ship good.

      Review by Anon