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Coronavirus ferry travel advice
Please note that the information provided is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time we have received the same information from the Ferry Operators. The situation is changing rapidly and we will try to keep the website updated as soon as we receive updates from the ferry companies.
Please note that Fastnet Line ferries is no longer in operation and therefore Swansea to Cork ferries cannot be booked through AFerry.
Swansea is the second largest city in Wales, and a major sporting, shopping and cultural centre, as well as an excellent place to start a trip to the UK, thanks to its superb connections, such as its close proximity to the M4 motorway. From Swansea ferry port you can catch a ferry to Cork in Ireland with the operator Fastnet Line which operates the Swansea-Cork route. Below you can find Swansea departure times alongside a selection of our best prices.
Ferries to and from Swansea
The m/v Julia is the name of Fastnet Line's modern ferry ship. On board you will find a full range of facilities to help make your crossing pass quickly. This modern and well equipped ship has a capacity for 1,860 passengers and each of its 300 cabins is of the highest standards. In addition to the cabins and comortable seating throughout, you will also find children's facilities and a cinema. In addition, there are seven bars and restaurants offering a selection of delicious food and snacks as well as hot, cold and alcoholic drinks.
Mumbles Head is a rock formation and tourist resort situated off to one side of Swansea. If I were to tell you that it comes from the French word mamelles, meaning 'breasts', you could probably work out why it got this name when you look at the rocks.
You should also take time to sample Welsh Rarebit and Welsh Cakes, both of which will melt in your mouth and leave you craving for more.
Swansea port facilities
At Swansea port's terminal there are a number of handy facilities you can use before embarking onto your ferry.
Getting to Swansea
Travelling from the east take junction 42 on the M4 and follow the A483 to Swansea, you will see signs for 'ferries' as you approach the port. From the west exit on junction 47 of the M4 and follow the A483 to Swansea, passing through the city and following signs for 'ferries' once through the centre.
20 Oct 2011Superb end to my visit to Ireland - my second home
After a very slow check in ( reason for my 4*) everything went perfectly - very efficient, freindly staff - good food - good service and comfortable accomodation in our three berth cabim. Very good communication from the bridge and bursar - excellent all round - including the sea conditions. look forward to using the service in the not too far distant future.
Review by IVAN THOMPSON
06 Oct 2011Holiday in Ireland returning to UK
The performance of your staff was excellent. We would make the journey again with "AFERRY". Thank you and your staff.
Review by ROBERT PALMER
27 Sep 2011I am very pleased
This was one of the nicest Ferry crossings I haave made in recent time. The ship was very nice with good cabins, and I was very impressed by the friendliness and efficiency of the staff, and also by their number. I also found the food excellent.
Review by Mark C ANDERSON
21 Sep 2011Overpriced Rubbish-couldn't find advertised special offer fares
Impossible to book. then once we did book it was a lot of money. Compulsary seat had to be booked for one extra child on his own even though he slept in cabin.Onboard facilities minimal,but the bar had a good atmosphere for a quiet drink which is nice compared to some of the noisy bars you get on other ferries. Could have flown and hired a car for a week for less.or driven a bit further.
Review by Anon
07 Sep 2011Very convenient but......
The route itself is very handy and the staff o board are very accomodating, however i found the food available onboard to be very pricey especially for what you're getting. 12 euro for a bottle of water and a curry (which wasnt great) is very expensive. also the internet service onboard is quite expensive, however i do understand the expense involved in bringing such a convenent service onboard that, under normal circumstances, wouldnt be available at all. overall a great route. glad they brought it back.
Review by Anon