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Frequently asked questions

Electric Cars

We are delighted to offer recharging facilities for electric vehicles onboard our Irish Sea and Ireland - France services as follows:

• Dublin – Holyhead Cruise Ferry: mv Ulysses – Recharging point available onboard.
• Rosslare – Cherbourg / Roscoff Cruise Ferry: mv Oscar Wilde – Recharging point available onboard.

Here is a list of electric vehicles that our POD Point (Type 1) chargers will accommodate (valid as of 10/14):.

Electric Vehicle

Type 1

Chevrolet Volt

 

Citroen C-Zero

Mitsubishi Outlander

 

Nissan LEAF

 

Nissan e-NV200

 

Peugeot iOn

 

Renault Fluence

 

Renault Kangoo Electric

 

Toyota Prius Plug-in

 

Vauxhall Ampera

 

Please contact our customersupport@irishferries.com team when you have confirmed your booking and the necessary arrangements for on board recharging will be made for you.

Interail and Eurail Passes

Any person in possession of a valid International Rail Travel Card can get reductions on foot-passenger bookings. In order to claim the reduction please make your booking on-line and pay in full - then e-mail your booking reference number and your rail pass number to bookings@irishferries.com.

The relevant reduction will be applied to your booking and the credit will be refunded to you via the credit card system. Please send the e-mail to us at least 5 days before your outward travel date. You may be asked to show your rail pass when you check-in for the sailing.

International Rail Travel Cards ( Eurail & Interail)

Irish Ferries offer a 30% discount on the standard foot passenger rates (adult or child) on both Ireland/Britain/Ireland routes and Ireland/France /Ireland routes. Discounts apply only to standard foot passenger fares and not to any special offer or discounted fares that may be available from time to time. Cabin accommodation is available at an extra charge.

The exact fare depends on the currency of the country of booking. Terms and Conditions apply. The Pass has to be valid in either the country of departure or the country of arrival. The Pass has to be current and valid for travel within the dates you have booked.

Shareholders Discount

Registered shareholders of 1,000 or more Irish Continental Group (ICG) shares can avail of discounts with Irish Ferries:

  • 20% discount on passenger & car ferry services between Ireland & Britain 
  • 10% discount on passenger & car ferry services between Ireland & France (direct sailings only) 
  • 5% discount on Irish Ferries inclusive package holidays (incorporating travel with Irish Ferries)

Visit shareholder services for additional information

Freight

Irish Sea Service

Freight rates apply to vans and commercial vehicles higher than 2.6metres high and/or longer than 6.00metres.

Continental Service

Freight rates apply to vans and commercial vehicles in excess of 2.6metres high and/or longer than 6.00metres.

For more information go to www.irishferriesfreight.com

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