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Ferries to Ireland

Where can I get the ferry to Ireland?

There are countless ferries that can be taken to Ireland from the UK, such as the ferry from England to Ireland, the ferry from Scotland to Ireland, the ferry from Wales to Ireland, and indeed we even now have ferries from mainland Europe to Ireland.

When can I get the Ferry to Ireland?

Our most popular and regularly ferries come from England and Wales, with 98 a week running from Wales, and 25 a week coming from England. For the fastest ferries, it is recommended that you take the ferry from either Scotland or the Isle of Man, with the ferries from England taking on average about 8 hours.

How long does the ferry to Ireland take?

As there are such differing routes for the ferries to Ireland, there is no one specific time that can be given. However, it is recommended that you take the ferry from either Scotland or the Isle of Man for the fastest routes, as these only take between 2 to 3 hours, with the ferries from England taking about 8 hours. We also now run ferries from France to Ireland, as well as ferries now even from Spain to Ireland, which has sail times of about 26 and a half hours.

How much does the Ferry to Ireland cost?

Due to the varying ferry run times, and the different operators on these routes, prices may vary, so use our helpful fare finder tool to find the best deal for your journey, and sign up to our email newsletter to ensure you are the first to hear all about our latest offers.

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Ireland reviews

  • "very calm crossing"

    fabulous service from Brittany. Highly recomend

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  • " Mont St Michel crossing Portsmouth - Caen and return, March 2022"

    We enjoyed the crossing, check in was efficient at both ends, staff very helpful, good knowledge of English. It would have been helpful if the menu for the self service was displayed outside the entrance, well before the meal, also a bread roll was available at the entrance but no plate or serviette to put it on.. In the bar the server very helpfully filled my water bottle and added ice, rather than asking me to purchase a bottle of water. Contacting them by phone was almost impossible - either engaged all the time or waiting for more than 40 minutes.

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  • "Choppy Seas"

    Ferry left on time but due to rough conditions arrived Portsmouth 3 hours later. Ship was well kept and very clean. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was good.

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  • "Weathering the storm"

    A stormy-day crossing when the ship followed the coast of the Cherbourg peninsular to keep out of the open sea and took rather longer than usual. But motion was relatively light and the Mont St Michel seemed well stabilised. Cafe, shop, bars closed for much of the journey. Very nice staff onshore at both Portsmouth and Cherbourg but unhelpful gallic shrugs when foot passengers were considerably delayed disembarking at Portsmouth. Seems the port authorities didn't have a driver for the shuttle bus and there was somebody being told how to do it ( 'Use the brake more, this way, the service road is there, etc....') to get us back to the the terminus! Stars not working in review!

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