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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

  • "Harbouring views"

    It was the first time I have had the pleasure to arrive in Poole by sea and a thoroughly enjoyable experience it was. Many passengers including myself were up on deck blessed by the sun giving us a warm welcome as the vessel navigated it’s way carefully into dock. The area is extremely interesting as I have since found out some of it’s history and definitely worthy of further exploration. Besides this Brittany Ferries continues to give it’s usual service with friendly staff running a clean ship where you can relax and enjoy the crossing. My only real complaint is that fares to tend to be on the high side which is a shame because otherwise I would sail the route more often.

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  • "The trip we never did from Cherbourg to Portsmouth - and the trip we did make"

    Unsurprisingly, our ferry crossing from Cherbourg to Portsmouth had to be cancelled to strong winds. When we rang up Brittany Ferries they were very helpful in arranging for us to the get ferry from St Malo. Whilst this was much longer, it was as comfortable as it could be. Brittany Ferries' customer service was first rate.

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  • "Our journey back home from france"

    We had a very pleasant sailing

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  • "First timer on Ferry"

    I really wasn't sure what to expect but was very pleasantly surprised with all the facilities and great customer service on the ship. There was plenty of entertainment for the kids including free face painting and great magic shows. Didn't try the food but it all looked fantastic and very reasonable prices. would be very happy to travel with Brittany Ferries again.

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