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The cheapest ferries from Holyhead to Dublin

Showing times and prices for Jun 20

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap ferry ticket from Holyhead to Dublin is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

Cheapest
Stena Line
08:30PM3h15
Holyhead
11:45PMDublin
$541One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Stena Line
02:15AM3h15
Holyhead
05:30AMDublin
$541One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
Stena Line
02:45PM3h15
Holyhead
06:00PMDublin
$541One-way
0 transfers
2nd Cheapest
Stena Line
09:00AM3h15
Holyhead
12:15PMDublin
$601One-way
0 transfers

Holyhead to Dublin Ferry Timetables

OperatorDeparture TimeArrival TimeDurationSailing Days
Operator
Stena Line
Departure Time
08:30PM
Arrival Time
11:45PM
Duration
3h15
Sailing Days
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Operator
Stena Line
Departure Time
02:15AM
Arrival Time
05:30AM
Duration
3h15
Sailing Days
Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Operator
Stena Line
Departure Time
09:00AM
Arrival Time
12:15PM
Duration
3h15
Sailing Days
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Operator
Stena Line
Departure Time
02:45PM
Arrival Time
06:00PM
Duration
3h15
Sailing Days
Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

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Fastest ferry times from Holyhead to Dublin

Showing times and prices for Jun 20

Fastest Journey

3 h 15 m

Average

3 h 15 m

Ferries per day

4

Distance

107 km

Of the 4 ferries that leave Holyhead for Dublin every day 4 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
Stena Line
08:30PM3h15
Holyhead
11:45PMDublin
$541One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Stena Line
02:15AM3h15
Holyhead
05:30AMDublin
$541One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Stena Line
02:45PM3h15
Holyhead
06:00PMDublin
$541One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
Stena Line
09:00AM3h15
Holyhead
12:15PMDublin
$601One-way
0 transfers

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Overview: Ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

distanceDistance66 miles (107 km)
durationAverage ferry duration3 h 15 min
priceAverage ferry ticket price$49 (€43)
frequencyFerry frequency3 a day
changesDirect ferryYes, there are 3 direct ferries a day
carriersFerry operatorsStena Line
cabinsCabins:Yes
vehiclesVehicles:Yes
footPassengersFoot passengers:Yes

Ferries from Holyhead to Dublin cover the 66 miles (107 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 15 min with our travel partners like Stena Line. Normally, there are 3 ferries operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $49 (€43), you can find the cheapest ferry ticket for as low as $48 (€42).

Ferry operators: Stena Line from Holyhead to Dublin

For as little as $48 (€42) you can travel by ferry to Dublin from Holyhead with Stena Line. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

Stena Line is a Swedish ferry company that operates a fleet of ferries that provide transportation services for passengers and vehicles across the North Sea, Irish Sea, and Baltic Sea. The company was founded in 1962 and is based in Gothenburg, Sweden. Stena Line operates ferry services between Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Norway, the UK, Ireland, The Netherlands and Poland. In addition to traditional ferry services, Stena Line also operates a number of high-speed craft and a number of fast craft services.

Ferry information from Holyhead to Dublin with Stena Line:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 15 min
  • Cheapest Price: $48
  • Stena Line frequency: 3 a day

Ferries from Holyhead to Dublin

Holyhead is a major town on the island of Anglesey, to the northern side of Wales. On the other hand, Dublin is the capital city of Ireland and is quite popular among travelers. The Holyhead-Dublin route links Wales and Ireland. Presently, two companies operate ferries on this route. These are Irish Ferries and Stena Line, and a total of 63 sailings are available every week. The average duration of the journey between the two cities is 3 hours and 15 minutes. The exact length of the trip will depend on the time you choose to sail and the type of ferry you pick. With the ferries from Holyhead to Dublin, you will be able to bring along your car and pets. Ships on the route offer high levels of flexibility in the timing, comfort levels, and luggage.

Schedules of ferries from Holyhead to Dublin

On all days of the week, there are up to 9 crossings on the Holyhead-Dublin route. Irish Ferries offers five of these trips, and Stena Line runs up to four times. The first journey usually starts at about 2:30 a.m. This ride is typically on the cruise ferry known as the MV Ulysses. Being one of the largest ships in the world, it offers en-suite cabins that are quite comfortable. Beyond noon, you will be able to travel on the faster ferry known as the Dublin Swift. The faster rides are mostly available in the warmer seasons. Prices for the trips are lower for the overnight journeys and higher for those running during the day.

How to Find Cheap Ferries from Holyhead to Dublin

The average prices of ferry rides on this route are about £100. You can score tickets at much lower prices by booking your trip well in advance. Also, leverage the services of our price comparison website to find the best prices at any given time. Statistically, the rates are a lot lower if you book your ship in the middle of the week. On weekends, the prices rise drastically because of the increased demand. You should also avoid traveling on peak seasons such as school holidays.

How Long is the Ferry Journey from Holyhead to Dublin?

The length of your trip will depend on the type of ferry you book. In summer and spring, you will be able to take the faster ship and complete the journey in just two hours. But in other seasons, the travel time can increase to more than 3 hours. On average, trips by Irish Ferries are longer than those of StenaLine. Take note of the time it will take to arrive at the Holyhead port so that you don't get late for your journey. For example, if you are in London, plan for a 6-hour drive to the port.

What do you need to know before traveling by ferry from Holyhead to Dublin?

Departure port: This is a commercial and ferry port that takes in more than 2 million passengers every year. You can access this port from other regions using a motor vehicle via the A5 and A55 roads. With the A55, you can quickly get to the port from Chester, Liverpool, Manchester, and Birmingham. It is linked to the Holyhead town center by a bridge known as the Celtic Gateway. The town center is just five minutes away from the port. Some essential facilities you will enjoy at this port are the car rentals, ATM, reservations, travel centers, and photo booth. There is also a long-stay parking lot, which has a park and ride facility. You can pay for the parking service with cash or credit cards.

Arrival port: This port has been significant to Ireland for a very long time. More than 60% of the port traffic in Ireland goes through this port, and that makes it quite busy. The city center of Dublin is about 4 miles (6.4 km) west of the port. There are signs on the road, so it will be easy to locate the city center if you decide to drive. If you don't want to drive, you can take the bus to the city center. The bus tickets are cheaper for children. In this case, you can park your vehicle at the port. It is possible to cover the parking costs on an hourly, daily, or weekly basis. It is important to note that the Euro is used to make payments in Ireland.

FAQs: Ferry from Holyhead to Dublin

FAQs: Take the ferry to Dublin easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Holyhead to Dublin.
FAQs
Cheap ferry tickets from Holyhead to Dublin can start from as little as $48 (€42) when you book in advance. The average ferry ticket price for Holyhead to Dublin is $49 (€43); however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The ferry time to Dublin from Holyhead is on average 3 h 15 min   for the 66 mile (107 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go from Holyhead to Dublin by ferry can vary depending on specific dates or if traveling on weekends and holidays.
The first ferry from Holyhead to Dublin leaves at 8: 00 AM. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last ferry from Holyhead to Dublin leaves at 8: 30 PM.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Holyhead to Dublin without having to change trains with Stena Line. There are 3 direct ferries from Holyhead to Dublin each day. There may be fewer direct services available on weekends or holidays.
Yes, you can book a cabin on sailings from Holyhead to Dublin with Stena Line
Yes, travelling with a vehicle from Holyhead to Dublin is possible with Stena Line.
Yes, travelling as a foot passenger from Holyhead to Dublin is possible with with Stena Line. We recommend arriving at least one hour before the trip if you are travelling on foot but please check specific times for each route. If you need book your travel to the departure port check our trains, buses and flight options on Omio.
For the best Holyhead to Dublin ferry to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Stena Line. However, it's always good to check all possible ferry operators with services from Holyhead to Dublin to compare what amenities they may offer.

Passengers board the ferry most frequently from Port of Holyhead, which is located around 0.6 miles (910 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the ferry at Dublin Port, located 4.2 miles (6.8 km) away from the city centre.

A trip to Dublin from Holyhead is worth doing but not as a day trip with a journey time of 3 h 15 min each way. Check with Omio app   the best way to travel.
The cheapest month to travel from Holyhead to Dublin by ferry is January.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel from Holyhead to Dublin including taking a ferry or bus.

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