Ferries from Dublin to Holyhead
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There are 6 daily ferries from Dublin to Holyhead. Traveling by ferry from Dublin to Holyhead usually takes around 3 hours and 7 minutes, but the fastest Irish Ferries ferry can make the trip in 2 hours and 15 minutes.
|Distance||67 mi (108 km)|
|Shortest duration||2h 15m|
|Trips per day||6|
|Most frequent service||Irish Ferries|
How much does a ferry ticket from Dublin to Holyhead cost?
Looking at daily average prices in last 30 days, £33.12 was the low point for ferry fares from Dublin to Holyhead. Any tickets cheaper than £33.12 could be considered a great deal.
The best way to find cheap deals on ferry tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most ferry companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 27 days in advance. By doing so, you could save at least £5.06 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
Monthly average prices
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Dublin to Holyhead by ferry so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for July. That’s when the average price for a ferry ticket is expected to be just £39 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Dublin to Holyhead in November, expect to spend more on your ferry trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £53 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.
What ferry companies travel from Dublin to Holyhead?
There are a couple of ferry lines that have daily service from Dublin to Holyhead. Of these two services, Irish Ferries usually offers more choice, with 4 ferry trips per day.
Book Irish Ferries from Dublin to Holyhead from £36. There are 4 Irish Ferries schedules from Dublin to Holyhead and you can expect on average to pay for a Irish Ferries ticket to Holyhead. In Dublin, Irish Ferries departs to Holyhead from Dublin Ferry Terminal and no other station. In Holyhead, Irish Ferries arrives at Holyhead Seaport and no other station.
An average trip on Irish Ferries from Dublin to Holyhead takes 2 hours and 55 minutes , while the fastest available Irish Ferries trip will get you to Holyhead in 2 hours and 15 minutes .
On weekends, Irish Ferries offers 4 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Holyhead.
Book Stena Line from Dublin to Holyhead from £31. There are 4 Stena Line schedules from Dublin to Holyhead and you can expect on average to pay for a Stena Line ticket to Holyhead. In Dublin, Stena Line departs to Holyhead from Dublin Ferry Terminal and no other station. In Holyhead, Stena Line arrives at Holyhead Seaport and no other station.
An average trip on Stena Line from Dublin to Holyhead takes 3 hours and 33 minutes , while the fastest available Stena Line trip will get you to Holyhead in 2 hours and 15 minutes .
On weekends, Stena Line offers 3 trips per day and you could expect to pay for a weekend getaway to Holyhead.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by ferry from Dublin to Holyhead during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Our ferry partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, ferry carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
In addition, federal law requires all ferry passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the ferry.
Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.
How long is the ferry ride from Dublin to Holyhead?
The ferry usually takes around 3 hours and 7 minutes to cover the 67 miles (108 kilometers) from Dublin to Holyhead. However, the fastest ferry only takes 2 hours and 15 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.
What is the busiest day to travel by ferry from Dublin to Holyhead?
The busiest day of the week to travel by ferry from Dublin to Holyhead is on Thursday. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out. On the other hand, Sunday is typically when ferries are least crowded. If you’re looking for a little extra space, taking a ferry on Sunday is the way to go.
When do the earliest ferry and latest ferry leave Dublin?
The earliest ferry leaves Dublin at 02:00. The latest ferry leaves Dublin at 20:00. To see the times for all ferries between the first and last ones, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.
How many ferries are there each day?
Dublin is a melting pot that effortlessly blends traditional Irish culture with modern luxury, creating one of the most unique cultural experiences in Europe. Voted one of the most walkable cities in Europe, Dublin offers many pleasant surprises to explorers who enjoy seeing the city on foot. The best place to stroll around is Grafton Street, a busy shopping quarter that offers everything from designer boutiques to quaint bookshops. If you are looking to dive into the unique Celtic root of the Irish culture, head over to Trinity College and marvel at The Book of Kells, which dates back to 800 A.D. If you’re a nature-lover, head over to St. Stephen’s Green and enjoy a picnic away from the crowd without having to leave Central Dublin.
Dublin’s food scene has enjoyed a successful renaissance since the 90s, and the city boasts a wide range of cuisines now. For some of the best dishes in town, head over to the area south of Liffey. If you wish to try delightful cakes or puddings, Queen of Tarts is the place to be.
The two principal train stations in Dublin are the Heuston Station and Connolly Station. The Dublin Airport is located north of the city.
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Holyhead is the largest town in the Isle of Anglesey county in the northwest of Wales. Although primarily known for its busy port with ships sailing to and from Ireland, the town also has numerous attractions and many popular shopping areas and restaurants.
With its rugged coastline and fresh sea air, it would be a shame to visit Holyhead without enjoying one of its many coastal walks. Breakwater Country Park offers audio trails, themed walks, and a unique gallery, as well as access to the South Stack RSPB bird-watching reserve.
If the weather isn't suited to coastal walks, then head inside to Holyhead Maritime Museum to discover Wales' oldest lifeboat station, as well as a collection of exhibits that tell of the fascinating maritime history of Holyhead. Holyhead is also home to a theatre and a cinema if you need to take the weight off your feet after hiking by the sea.
You can travel to Holyhead via car, ferry, rail, and even plane. Take the scenic route and enjoy the North Wales Expressway by car, or arrive at Holyhead Station via West Midlands Railway or Virgin Trains. Anglesey Airport also offers direct daily flights from Cardiff and Norwich.
Where does the ferry leave from in Dublin?
Main departure station: Dublin Ferry Terminal
Most ferries depart from the main station in Dublin.
All ferry stations in Dublin:
Dublin Ferry Terminal
Where does the ferry arrive in Holyhead?
Main arrival station: Holyhead Seaport
The Holyhead Seaport is a ferry port that serves as the primary link for crossing from North Wales to Ireland. Stena Line and Irish Ferries provide ferry service from Holyhead to Dublin via this port. Many travellers transfer to the seaport after travelling on a train or bus to Holyhead; these arrive at the nearby Holyhead Train Station and on Turkey Shore Road at the entrance to the ferry terminal. Nearby, there is a Travelodge, hotels, and supermarkets, but the town centre of Holyhead is across the harbour. Pedestrians can access the town via the Celtic Gateway Bridge, a walk of about five minutes.
Ferry stations in Holyhead:
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