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About Irish Ferries

Irish Ferries is a popular ferry company offering very affordable ticket options to top travel destinations. You will always find the cheapest Irish Ferries tickets by searching Overall, Irish Ferries serves 4 routes, connecting 3 cities in 2 countries. To cover all these routes Irish Ferries runs an average of 3 trips per day and 32 trips per month. These ferry trips range in price from $55.16 to $149.27 based on a variety of factors.

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Irish Ferries Routes & Network

Irish Ferries’s ferry network features 4 ferry routes that connect 3 cities serving 3 stations. On average, Irish Ferries performs about 3 ferry trips every day. The top cities to which Irish Ferries offers the highest number of daily ferry service include Dublin and Cherbourg.

Top Cities Served by Irish Ferries

CityRouteEarliest ferryLatest ferry
Dublin22:40 am2:10 pm
Holyhead18:05 am8:55 pm
Cherbourg14:00 pm4:00 pm
Rosslare Harbour12:45 am2:45 pm

Most popular Irish Ferries routes

The ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg is Irish Ferries’s most popular route. Trips from Holyhead to Dublin and Pembroke Dock to Rosslare Harbour are also highly popular.

Top Irish Ferries routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Dublin to Cherbourg118h 30m$149
Holyhead to Dublin23h 15m$55
Pembroke Dock to Rosslare Harbour24h 1m$56

Irish Ferries Ferry Guide & FAQs

Do Irish Ferries ferries have WiFi?

Yes, Irish Ferries offers WiFi on their ferries. Although most trips with Irish Ferries will have WiFi as advertised, some ferries might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Irish Ferries WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.

Are there power outlets or USB plugs on the ferry?

Irish Ferries does not offer power outlets on their ferries at this time. We suggest you charge up your laptop ahead of time and bring a power bank for your phone to extend its battery life for the duration of the trip. And remember - a good book doesn’t require any power.

What is Irish Ferries's schedule?

On a typical day, Irish Ferries has 3 scheduled ferry trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

No, Irish Ferries does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.

Do you need an ID to get on the ferry?

Yes, Irish Ferries requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the ferry. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.

What are Irish Ferries’s COVID-19 policies?

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about Irish Ferries’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are there bathrooms on Irish Ferries ferries?

No, there are no bathrooms available on Irish Ferries ferries. Though there are no bathrooms onboard, typically breaks are scheduled in the itinerary to allow passengers to use bathroom facilities along the way.

Are meals or beverages available?

Irish Ferries offers meal service during your trip with them. If you require a meal with special dietary restrictions, we suggest you contact Irish Ferries customer service directly to see if one can be arranged to meet your needs. Don’t worry about being parched while traveling with Irish Ferries as they offer a beverage service to make sure you stay hydrated. Though we always recommend bringing a reusable water bottle with you to make sure you have water within easy reach and help reduce unnecessary plastic waste.

Do you have to print your Irish Ferries ticket?

Yes, Irish Ferries requires that all passengers have printed tickets to board the ferry. When you book with Wanderu and activate your account, you will be able to easily find and download your tickets for most ferries.

Does Irish Ferries offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Irish Ferries goes the extra distance to deliver premium features to its customers.

Whether you want to catch up on the news, keep up with the financial markets, or cheer along to the big game, you can take advantage of the satellite TV offered by Irish Ferries. Just remember, there’s no judging what other passengers choose to watch.

How do I get the best deal on Irish Ferries tickets?

Wanderu is the best place to score cheap Irish Ferries tickets. Wanderu offers the lowest available fares every day and charges no extra booking fees. Plus, you can compare Irish Ferries prices with trips offered by other ferry companies to be sure you’re getting the best deal on your tickets!

Pro travelers know that booking your ticket well in advance is key to finding the lowest price. Ticket prices normally go up the closer you get to the travel date, so don’t miss out on a good deal when you see one. If you can be flexible with your travel date, you can also get cheap tickets by traveling on weekdays instead of weekends.

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