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Dublin to Holyhead Ferry

Depending on the season their are usually 8 daily and 59 weekly sailings between Dublin and Holyhead. 2 ferry operators provide ferries from Dublin to Holyhead, Irish Ferries & Stena Line. Dublin Holyhead Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Dublin Holyhead Ferry Times

The earliest Dublin Holyhead ferry typically departs Dublin at about 02:00. The average sailing time of a ferry from Dublin to Holyhead is approximately 3h 20m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 2h 15m.

Dublin to Holyhead Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Dublin to Holyhead typically range between $147* and $958*. On average the Dublin Holyhead ferry is $566*. The cheapest Dublin Holyhead ferry prices start from $70*. The average price for a foot passenger is $205*. The average price for a Dublin Holyhead car ferry is $691*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

How far is Holyhead from Dublin?

The distance between Dublin and Holyhead is approximately 108.4 miles (174.5km), or 94.2 nautical miles.

Is there a car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead?

Yes, there is a car ferry from Dublin to Holyhead provided by Irish Ferries, Stena Line. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and tickets for car ferries between Dublin and Holyhead.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Dublin Holyhead ferry?

Yes, Dublin Holyhead ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger from Dublin to Holyhead with Irish Ferries, Stena Line.

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Dublin - Holyhead Route summary
Departure Country Ireland
Destination Country UK
No. of Operators 2
Operators Irish Ferries & Stena Line
Average Price A$560*
Average Daily Sailings 8
Average Weekly Sailings 59
Average Sailing Duration 3h 20m
Fastest Sailing Duration 2h 15m
First Ferry 02:00
Last Ferry 20:55
Distance 94 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Dublin to Holyhead?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Dublin to Holyhead is approximately 2h 52m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.

How much is the ferry from Dublin to Holyhead?

The average price of a ferry from Dublin to Holyhead is approximately 343 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Dublin to Holyhead?

Dublin to Holyhead is operated by 2 ferry companies. The operators that provide this service are
  • Irish Ferries
  • Stena Line

How can I book ferry tickets from Dublin to Holyhead?

Ferries from Dublin to Holyhead are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.

Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Dublin to Holyhead?

Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger from Dublin to Holyhead with
  • Irish Ferries
  • Stena Line

Can you take your car on the ferry from Dublin to Holyhead?

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Dublin to Holyhead with
  • Irish Ferries
  • Stena Line

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Dublin to Holyhead?

Yes, pets are allowed onboard the ferry from Dublin to Holyhead. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation. Please read the operators pet guidelines. The following operators currently allow pets on the ferry
  • Irish Ferries
  • Stena Line

How far is Holyhead from Dublin?

The distance between Dublin to Holyhead is approximately 94 nautical miles.

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.


Dublin to Holyhead Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 20/5/2024 and 26/5/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Irish Ferries 02:00 05:25 3 hours 25 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Stena Line 02:15 05:45 3 hours 30 minutes Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Irish Ferries 07:30 09:45 2 hours 15 minutes Wed, Sun
Irish Ferries 08:00 10:15 2 hours 15 minutes Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat
Irish Ferries 08:05 11:30 3 hours 25 minutes Everyday
Stena Line 08:15 11:50 3 hours 35 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 13:50 16:05 2 hours 15 minutes Wed, Sun
Irish Ferries 14:20 16:35 2 hours 15 minutes Mon, Tue, Thu, Sat
Irish Ferries 14:30 18:00 3 hours 30 minutes Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Stena Line 14:45 18:20 3 hours 35 minutes Everyday
Stena Line 20:30 00:01 3 hours 31 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 20:55 00:20 3 hours 25 minutes Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun
Irish Ferries 21:55 01:20 3 hours 25 minutes Fri
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