Ferries to Ireland
27 Ferry crossings from 22 Ports
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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.

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.

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.

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.

Most popular questions

  • Which ferries travel to Ireland?

    Ferries to Ireland:
    • Liverpool
    • Pembroke
    • Holyhead
    • Cherbourg
    • Roscoff
    • Le Havre
    • Bilbao
    • Douglas
    • Fishguard
    • Inishmore
    • Inisheer
    • Inishmaan
  • What is the fastest ferry to Ireland?

    The Inishmore to Rossaveel ferry is the fastest ferry route to Ireland with a ferry crossing time of 40m on average.
  • What is the cheapest ferry to Ireland?

    The Holyhead to Dublin ferry is the cheapeast route to Ireland with an average price of 313 €. Prices can increase during peak season, so we recommend booking well in advance.
  • What are the ferry ports in Ireland?

    Ireland Ferry Ports:
    • Dublin
    • Rosslare
    • Cork
    • Galway City Centre
    • Rossaveel
  • Can you take pets on the ferry to Ireland?

    Yes, you can bring pets on the ferries to Ireland. The ferry operators that allow you to travel with pets are
    • P&O Irish Sea
    • Irish Ferries
    • Brittany Ferries
    • Stena Line

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