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How to get from Dublin to Holyhead by ferry ?

Looking for the perfect Dublin to Holyhead ferry ticket? Look no further, you've come to the right place. Taking a ferry from Dublin to Holyhead is a convenient and enjoyable way to travel.

We know that planning a ferry trip from Dublin to Holyhead can be stressful, that's why we do our best to make your Dublin to Holyhead ferry booking as quick and easy as possible.

With Vivanoda, our easy to use platform, you can compare prices, routes and services of different ferry companies like Irish Ferries or Stena Line. This way you can find the best price for a Dublin Holyhead ferry ticket according to your needs and budget, whether you're travelling alone, as a couple or with your family.

Most Irish Ferries or Stena Line ships offer onboard amenities such as cabins, restaurants, stores, Wi-Fi and more. Often, they also offer facilities for people with limited mobility.

To find the best deals on ferries from Dublin to Holyhead simply enter your travel dates and start your search on Vivanoda.

Dublin to Holyhead Ferry Information

Port of departure
Port of arrival
United Kingdom
68 mi
Ferry Companies
Irish Ferries, Stena Line
Frequency of crossings
10 crossings a day
Minimum crossing time
2 hrs. 20 min
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Ferry Dublin Holyhead: Price, Timetable and Duration

To travel by ferry from Dublin to Holyhead, you'll find tickets ranging from $44 for one person if you're traveling without a car to $293 if you're traveling with your car. The average price we've seen on the Dublin-Holyhead route is $156. The average ferry crossing time from Dublin to Holyhead is 3 hrs. 17 min. The slowest ferries will take 3 hrs. 35 min to reach Holyhead, while the fastest boats will reach Holyhead in 2 hrs. 15 min. The first ferry leaves the port of Dublin at 02:00. The last ferry to Holyhead leaves Dublin at 20:55.

Average price of a Dublin Holyhead ferry crossing
Price range for Dublin Holyhead ferries (Lowest price for 1 passenger and highest price for 1 passenger and a car)
$44 - $293
Average crossing time Dublin Holyhead
3 hrs. 17 min
Departure time of first ferry to Holyhead
Departure time of last ferry to Holyhead
Arrival time first ferry to Holyhead
Arrival time of last ferry to Holyhead

Why take a ferry from Dublin to Holyhead ?

Whether you're travelling solo, with a partner or with the family, a Dublin to Holyhead ferry can be a convenient and enjoyable option for getting to Holyhead. Here are 3 reasons why we think Dublin to Holyhead ferry is an ideal way to travel.

Enjoy the fresh sea air
The health benefits of the sea have long been proven. During the Dublin-Holyhead crossing, access the outside of the Irish Ferries or Stena Line ship to take a breath of fresh air. The fresh sea air and the waves that rock the ferry will instantly soothe you. You'll arrive in Holyhead perfectly zen and full of energy.
Resting in a cabin
Although it is not compulsory to book a cabin for the crossing from Dublin to Holyhead, you are depriving yourself of a comfort that the ferry is the only mode of transport to offer. Equipped with bunks, private bathrooms and sometimes even portholes or balconies, the cabins are just like real hotel rooms. Even on a day crossing, enjoying the privacy of a cabin is still possible and much more comfortable than sitting in a lounge.
No need to worry about traveling with your bike
Traveling with your bike by train, plane or bus often turns into a nightmare because it is so cumbersome to carry it. However, on a ferry, you don't have this problem: your bike is loaded directly into the huge garage of the boat. You leave it there for the duration of the Dublin-Holyhead crossing in complete safety and without fear of it being damaged. You will get on your bike in Holyhead to get off the boat.

Which companies operate between Dublin and Holyhead?

If you're looking to travel between Dublin and Holyhead by ferry, there are several companies to choose from including Irish Ferries or Stena Line who offer regular services between the two cities. You can find more information about the different ferry companies on this route and their departure times here.

Irish Ferries Dublin Holyhead
Irish Ferries
Irish Ferries operates ferry services between Ireland and Great Britain and between Ireland and France. On Vivanoda, you can compare Dublin-Holyhead fares and book a Irish Ferries ticket between Dublin and Holyhead. Irish Ferries operates 6 crossings a day to Holyhead from Dublin and the journey time is 2 hrs. 20 min. More information about Irish Ferries
2 hrs. 20 min
6 crossings a day
Stena Line Dublin Holyhead
Stena Line
Stena Line is a ferry company based in Sweden that provides passenger and vehicle services between ports in Western Europe, including between the ports of Harwich in Great Britain and Hook of Holland in the Netherlands, between Hull and Rotterdam and between Liverpool and Belfast in Northern Ireland. On Vivanoda, you can compare Dublin-Holyhead fares and book a Stena Line ticket between Dublin and Holyhead. Stena Line operates 4 crossings a day to Holyhead from Dublin and the journey time is 3 hrs. 20 min. More information about Stena Line
3 hrs. 20 min
4 crossings a day

Where do the ferries leave from in Dublin? Where do the boats arrive in Holyhead?

Port of departure in Dublin

Irish Ferries or Stena Line ferries depart for Holyhead from the following ports in Dublin:

Dublin StenaLine Ferries Terminal 2

Port of arrival in Holyhead

Stena Line or Irish Ferries ships arrive in Holyhead from the following ports:

Holyhead Ferry Terminal
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If you take a ferry from Dublin to Holyhead, it will take you at least 2 hrs. 20 min to cover the 68 mi between Dublin and Holyhead.

This often depends on the season (there are fewer crossings between Dublin and Holyhead in winter) and the ferry company (Irish Ferries and Stena Line). There are currently 10 crossings a day between Dublin and Holyhead.

There are 2 ferry companies operating between Dublin and Holyhead: Irish Ferries and Stena Line.

Yes, absolutely, direct crossings are offered by Irish Ferries, Stena Line.

Before booking, compare the prices of Irish Ferries, Stena Line on our website Vivanoda. Then book the crossing of your choice easily and safely on our partner's website.

If you want to change or cancel your Dublin Holyhead ferry booking, you can do so easily by contacting our partner who manages your booking. Please note that, depending on the fare conditions, some tickets are not refundable or changeable. It is important to take this into account when booking your ticket.

During your crossing between Dublin and Holyhead, you will travel 68 mi.

To go by boat from Dublin to Holyhead, you can find prices ranging from $44 for the lowest, to $293 for the highest. The average price we've seen is $156.

The first ferry leaves Dublin at 02:00 for Holyhead.

The last ferry to Holyhead from Dublin usually departs at 20:55.

What is a Dublin to Holyhead ferry crossing like?

If you have never been on a ferry before, it is difficult to imagine what a day at sea between Dublin and Holyhead would be like. To help you better project yourself into the experience of a Dublin Holyhead cruise aboard Irish Ferries or Stena Line, we retrace here the different stages of the journey, from boarding in Dublin to disembarking in Holyhead. You will also find practical information about Dublin and Holyhead.

Departure from Dublin by ferry

Before your Dublin Holyhead ferry trip begins, here are the few steps to board:

  • Presentation at the port of Dublin / You must arrive at the port of Dublin sufficiently in advance. Please check with your Stena Line or Irish Ferries company. After this period, the company has the right to refuse you boarding.
  • Checking in for the Dublin-Holyhead crossing / In Dublin, present your identity papers (passport or national identity card) and the booking number at the Stena Line or Irish Ferries ticket offices at the Dublin ferry terminal. If you are by car, get in the reserved lines. The check-in will be done directly from your vehicle.
  • Boarding the ship to Holyhead / Information messages are broadcasted in the Dublin ferry terminal to invite you to board. In your vehicle, Irish Ferries or Stena Line agents will proceed to boarding line by line. Wait patiently for your turn.

Crossing Dublin Holyhead: on board the ship...

During the crossing, each person can take advantage of the services available on the Irish Ferries or Stena Line ship as they see fit. Some will want to relax in one of the reclining lounges, others will want to make the most of all the services offered on board or simply enjoy the view of the sea from the ship's deck.

The arrival of the ferry in Holyhead

Here is some information for the disembarkation in Holyhead:

  • The ferry enters Holyhead harbor / You will be allowed to return to the boat's garage once the ferry is docked. There is no need to rush. In the meantime, we advise you to enjoy the arrival in Holyhead on the outside deck.
  • If you are in a cabin. / If you have traveled from Dublin to Holyhead in the comfort of a cabin, you will have to vacate your cabin about half an hour before the arrival time in Holyhead.
  • Leaving the ship and discovering Holyhead / Driving out of the ship's garage is fairly quick. Pedestrian passengers get off the boat even faster. In Holyhead, you are likely to pass a customs check. Finally, leave the port and Holyhead is waiting for you!


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