Charming Irish towns and craggy coastlines along the Wild Atlantic Way await you at the other side of the Irish Sea. A ferry from Holyhead or Liverpool gets you to Dublin in just a few hours, leaving you relaxed and able to explore the city and nearby towns like Cork and Galway.
The Holyhead and Liverpool to Dublin ferries are one of the easiest ways to travel to Ireland — getting on board with your vehicle allows you to conveniently explore the country upon arrival. With several options available, we’ve compiled a list of the ferries to Dublin for you to compare before booking your next holiday to Ireland:
Holyhead to Dublin with Stena Line
From £206/per vehicle
Start your car-cation to Ireland with one of Stena Line’s four daily ferry crossings. Travelling from Holyhead to Dublin in just over 3 hours, you’ll enjoy a pleasant journey across the Irish Sea on the Stena Adventurer or Stena Superfast X. Stena Line’s superferries offer modern cabin, dining, and onboard cinema to provide an enjoyable journey. The Metropolitan Grill serves up a variety of hot food, while the Metropolitan Bar stocks continental beer and wine. Upgrade to the Stena Line Plus lounge for complimentary drinks, snacks, and newspapers, as well as personal waiter service, dedicated restrooms, and free Wi-Fi.
Holyhead to Dublin with Irish Ferries
From £189/per vehicle
The Holyhead Dublin ferry route connects Wales with Ireland with up to six sailings per day. Three ships serve this route: the Dublin Swift, Ulysses, and Epsilon. The Dublin Swift fast ferry allows you to cross the Irish Sea in just two hours, getting you to the port of Dublin in no time at all. All ferries in the fleet have free onboard Wi-Fi, while the larger Ulysses features outdoor deck space, restaurant, children’s play area, and a two-screen cinema. The Epsilon is the newest addition with economy class service featuring bar and lounge, and comfortable air-conditioned en-suite cabins.
Liverpool to Dublin with P&O Ferries
From £178/ per vehicle
With 17 weekly sailings, P&O Ferries offer everything you need to ensure you’ll be well taken care of on your 8-hour journey to Dublin. All meals are included when you sail between Liverpool and Dublin, so you can enjoy an full English breakfast for morning arrivals or a range of sandwiches or hot dishes at lunch at their onboard buffet restaurant. Complimentary tea and coffee are included. Travelling with children is a breeze, with access to their kid’s club. Sleep comfortably at sea in shared cabins with ensuite shower room and toilet, towels, and bed linens — all included in overnight ferries on their Norbay and Norbank ships. A free reclining chair is available on the European Endeavour ship.