Frequently asked questions

All Ports - Port Directions


Holyhead is situated in Anglesey in North Wales and is served by the A55 and A5 road networks.

It is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes from Chester, 2 hours from Liverpool, 2 hours and 20 minutes from Manchester and 3 hours and 15 minutes from Birmingham by car. Holyhead also has an excellent rail service providing connections to rail stations throughout Britain.

Note: Holyhead Terminal is closed between the hours of 0300 & 0545

The GPS co-ordinates for Holyhead are:

N53 18 31/ W4 37 43

Post Code is: LL65 1DR

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Pembroke Dock, on the South Western tip of Wales is situated close to the M4 making it the ideal port if you are travelling to or from London, the South of England or the Channel Ports.

The GPS co-ordinates for Pembroke are:

N51 41 42/ W4 57 10

Post Code is: SA72 6UF

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Dublin Ferryport is situated 2 miles from the centre of Ireland's vibrant capital city, and is positioned at the heart of Ireland’s road and rail network. Dublin Port Tunnel is situated within the port complex &  provides quick access to the M50 & M1 motorways, the main routes to the North and South of the country. 

A public bus service operates from the terminal building to the main bus station in Dublin City Centre.

The GPS co-ordinates for Dublin are:

53 20 45 N/6 11 39 W

Eircode: D01 P3K2

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Rosslare Ferry Port is situated in the south-eastern corner of Ireland and offers easy access to the midlands, south and south west of Ireland via the N25 and along the east coast to Dublin via the N11.

The GPS co-ordinates for Rosslare are:

52 15 08N/06 20 06W

Eircode: Y35 PH4X

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Cherbourg is situated at the Northern tip of the Cherbourg Peninsula and provides an excellent gateway for travel by road to and from the North and East of France, Paris, and onwards to Holland, Belgium and Germany.

The city's railway station is at the end of the line from Paris and regular services operate to and from Paris-Saint-Lazare via Caen

The GPS co-ordinates for Cherbourg are:

49 38 40N/01 36 00W

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Take the ferry to France from Dover with Irish Ferries. Dover port is just 2.5 hours from London City centre.

The GPS co-ordinates for Dover are: 

51.1251° N, 1.3338° E

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Calais ferry port is located on the northern tip of France

The GPS co-ordinates for Calais are:

50.9663° N, 1.8623° E

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All Ports - Rail Connections

Rail connections vary depending on the port used.


The nearest rail link is in Cherbourg town. There is no public bus service between the port terminal and the railway station. It is possible to take a taxi (cost between €8 and €10). You can walk to the railway station - it takes about 30 minutes.


The nearest rail links are in Dublin city centre which is 2 miles from the terminal. A public bus service operates from the terminal to the main bus station in Dublin City Centre.


Holyhead has an excellent rail service providing connections to rail stations throughout Britain. The rail station in Holyhead is situated within the terminal building.


There is a railway station in Pembroke Dock but the frequency of the trains is very limited.


Rosslare has an excellent rail service providing connections to Dublin and then onward to other main line rail stations throughout Ireland.

The foot-passenger check-in desk is in the ferry terminal building. The train station is situated about 600M away - it's about a 10 minute walk in the open air from one to the other.

There is no rail ticket office in the ferry terminal building – you just buy your train ticket on the train.

There are also regular direct bus connections to Dublin and Waterford.

Related Links
SailRail Britain to Ireland
SailRail Ireland to Britain

All Ports - Port Parking

Details as follows:

Dublin Port

Short term parking is available on the road just outside the terminal building. The cost is €2.00 per hour with a minimum charge of €1. Tickets can be purchased from the ticket meters which are situated close by. Vehicle clamping is in operation and the release fine is €80.00 Please make sure that your ticket covers your proposed length of stay.

Long Term parking is available in a special car park directly beside the terminal building. The cost is €9.00 per 24hrs (part there of). The cost per week is €50. The parking area is barrier controlled. Tickets are automatically issued on entry and you pay the amount due on exit. There is an automatic pay station just outside the terminal building - only €20, €10 and €5 notes are accepted. Payment by credit card is accepted during working hrs.

Rosslare Port

Short term and long term parking facilities are combined in Rosslare Port. The car park is situated directly beside the terminal building and the cost is €1 per hour, €5per day and €25 per week. Passengers using this car parking facility must prepay. This payment may be made either at the car park or online via the Nationwide Controlled Parking System website (location code 0822). Contact number: 01 6516900 ( 7am to 8pm ). Passengers failing to pay in advance will be clamped and there is a €120 de-clamping fee per day. There are 6 disabled car parking spaces available.

Holyhead Port

Short term parking is available outside the main terminal building. The purpose of this small car park is to allow people to deliver or collect passengers using ferry services. The length of stay is restricted to 20 minutes and is free of charge. A traffic warden monitors the car park and will issue fixed penalty notices for any breach of parking regulations.

Due to coronavirus the long stay car park has been relocated and is in walking distance of the port. There are 2 car parks near the entrance of the port, these are now available for long term parking. Same fees apply. The cost is £8.00 per day Pay and ticket machines are located at the car park. Park & Ride is no longer running. The car park is quite secure - there is CCTV coverage and the car park is randomly patrolled by security staff.

Pembroke Dock

Short term parking is available outside the main Terminal Building. The length of stay is restricted to 20 minutes and is free of charge. Vehicle clamping is in operation and the release fine is £50.00 Long term parking is available a short distance from the terminal building - about 250yds. There is no charge and the car park has capacity for approximately 35 cars. There is a height restriction bar across the entrance which prevents caravans/dormobiles entering this area. Please note that the area is not supervised and all cars are left at owners risk.


Short term parking is available in front of the terminal building and is free of charge. There is no restriction on time. Long Term parking is available at the terminal building beside the police and customs offices and is a fenced in area. The cost is €3 per day for a saloon car. Rates can be dearer if your vehicle is longer or higher. The security agent attached to the terminal building is responsible for the cost and for collecting the money.

Bus transfers - Dublin port


Public bus service to and from Dublin Ferryport Terminal

A regular public bus service also operates between the city center and Dublin Ferryport. The number 53 terminus is on Talbot street. Standard bus fares apply to this service and free travel passes may be used. Please click here for timetable and route.

Connections between Busarus and Heuston Station, where not shown, are possible by Luas light rail or local bus routes. These services are not included and are payable separately. Please note all bus times are subject to change. For any queries regarding this schedule, please call Dublin Ferryport at 01- 607 5519 - Buses within Dublin city and county - Country wide train services - Country wide bus services