Holyhead to Dublin is probably the most famous UK ferry crossing after Dover to Calais. In fact it has other similarities to the Dover-Calais crossing, in that there are 2 companies running ferries on this route: Irish Ferries and Stena Line. With these two competing for our custom, there are often plenty of good deals and special offers available. Not only that, but further alternatives to this route are available from Stena Line’s Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire crossing (Dun Laoghaire is just a few miles south of Dublin city centre) and P&O’s Liverpool to Dublin crossing.
|Holyhead to Dublin||4 per day||3.15 hours||Stena Line|
|Holyhead to Dublin||4 per day||1 hour 50 minutes||Irish ferries|
Two companies in fact: Irish Ferries and Stena Line.
Both companies currently offer 4 crossings per day, giving travellers a great choice.
If speed is important, then Irish Ferries. Their super fast ferry means the crossing take under 2 hours. Stena Line’s slower ferry takes 3 hours 15 minutes. However, don’t forget that Stena Line also have a very fast ferry running between Holyhead and Dun Laoghaire, which takes just under 2 hours.
Other than speed of crossing, it’s impossible for us to say which company is best. Both offer an excellent service and on-board facilities. We suggest you look for the best deals (sometimes one or the other will have special offers) and also the departure or arrival times that most suit you.
The ferry crossing is roughly 70 miles.
Moving on from Dublin
It’s quite easy to want to stay in Dublin for a good long while. But if you want to get on the road and explore the rest of Ireland, then you’re at the right starting point, since Dublin is well connected to the major motorways (M1 and M50) and road network. Galway is 2 hours drive, as is Limerick, and Cork is 2 and a half hours.
Alternatives Ferry Routes
|Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire||7 per week||2 hours||Stena Line|