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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

  • "Liverpool to Dublin overnight "

    This is the 2nd year we have taken the overnight ferry as it works well with our travel plans. Great value, good food, comfortable beds and has always departed and arrived on time. A great way to start our holiday - arrive in Dublin early, refreshed and ready for a great day

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  • "Trip to Larne"

    Trip to Larne with the ferryboat from Cairnryan was excellent: good weather, a ship in good condition, a good and efficient service on boat and on land, punctuality and good food on board, what do you want more!? Thanks for an enjoyable journey.

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  • "Best ferry to get to Northern Ireland"

    The crossing takes about 2 hours and when we sailed it was nice and calm seas. There is a good choice of food and drink on board. The loading and unloading is very quick.

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  • "Fuss free travel to Ireland"

    An efficient punctual service. The catering facilities were adequate. The toilets were clean. There was enough seating despite the return journey being busy. There was a small shop on board selling toiletries, cosmetics, chocolate and souvenirs.

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