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Dublin - Holyhead is one of our busiest routes - sailings regularly sell out at busy periods
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Dublin - Holyhead Ferry Operators

    • 4 Sailings Daily 2 hr 15 min
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    • 4 Sailings Daily 3 hr 30 min
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Dublin Holyhead Ferry reviews

  • "Dublin to Holyhead"

    Our afternoon crossing got cancelled due to bad weather. However initially Direct ferries (website) was not amy ware of it and were to charge for rescheduling the trip.There could be better coordination with irish ferries ( ship)

    'Dublin Swift' travelled on Dublin Swift

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  • "Nice ship"

    The hot food only stays open for 30 mins from us boarding to getting in etc it's ready to close why bother opening at all a lot of missed opportunity for sales as most people were unable to buy any thing this needs reviewing by the company as it's a long sailing and not been able to buy food on board would put me off I have said I would rec this ship to a friend however I would warn them to bring there own food on board as it's impossible to buy any 

    'Stena Adventurer' travelled on Stena Adventurer

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  • "Dublin/Holyhead return trip"

    We had a lovely trip on the ferry. Left on time, little early in fact, comfortable, calm crossing, friendly staff. Will use Stena again!

    'Stena Estrid' travelled on Stena Estrid

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  • "Dublin to Holyhead"

    Lovely modern ship, friendly professional staff & immaculately clean. Stena are the only ferries I would consider. Highly recommended

    'Stena Adventurer' travelled on Stena Adventurer

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Dublin to Holyhead Ferry

The Dublin Holyhead ferry route connects Ireland with Wales and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Irish Ferries service runs up to 5 times per day with a sailing duration of around 2 hours 15 minutes while the Stena Line service runs up to 4 times per day with a duration from 3 hours 30 minutes.

So that’s a combined 63 sailings on offer per week on the Dublin Holyhead route between Ireland and Wales. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

Dublin to Holyhead is the fastest ferry route from Ireland to Wales. The distance between Dublin Port and Holyhead port is approximately 58 miles.

Dublin Port is located just 2 miles east of the city centre, with great road and rail connections to the port. Holyhead Port is conveniently situated at the end of the A55 dual carriageway, making it easy for passengers with vehicles to travel into Wales and England. Holyhead port is approximately 2 hours drive from Liverpool and 2.5 hours drive from Manchester. Blackpool, a popular northern seaside resort town is also just under 3 hours drive from Holyhead.

You can travel as a foot passenger or with a vehicle with Irish Ferries and Stenaline. Free Wifi is available onboard ferries and you can enjoy World Duty Free prices when traveling, with savings on a selection of products including fragrances, skin care, electronics, alcohol and more.

Dublin Guide

The Irish city of Dublin is the capital of Ireland and lies in the province of Leinster on the east coast of Ireland, at the mouth of the River Liffey. Dating back to the Viking age, Dublin began to rapidly expand in the 17th century. Today, the city attracts millions of visitors every year to experience everything the city has to offer. One of Dublin's oldest monuments is the 13th century Dublin Castle which was founded after the Norman invasion. Trinity College, Dublin is also a popular visitor destination in order to see the Book of Kells which is an illustrated manuscript created by Irish monks in around 800 AD. One of the most photographed sights in Dublin is the Ha'penney Bridge which is an old iron footbridge that spans the River Liffey. This is considered to be one of Dublin's most iconic landmarks.

Dublin Port is the busiest passenger ferry port in Ireland, serving 1.5 million passengers per year to destinations in the UK and Europe. The port has three terminals and lies at the mouth of the River Liffey, which is under 3 km from the city centre.


Holyhead Guide

The Welsh town of Holyhead is located on Holy Island in Anglesey. At one point Holy Island was connected to Anglesey by the Four Mile Bridge but was replaced by the construction of a causeway in the 19th century. The Cobb, as the causeway is named, now carries the main road and railway line that serves the town. The Church of St. Cybi is the heart of the town and was built inside one of Europe's few three-walled Roman Forts. Other Roman sites in the town include a watchtower on the top of Holyhead Mountain inside Mynydd y Twr which is a prehistoric hill fort. There are also signs that the area has been inhabited since prehistoric times, with circular huts, burial chambers and standing stones all being found in the area. The current lighthouse is on South Stack on the other side of Holyhead Mountain and is open to the public. The area is also popular with birdwatchers.

From the Port of Holyhead, ferries depart to Dublin and Dun Laoghaire in Ireland.


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