Plan for Autumn

The summer months might be behind us and we know it's not easy to plan ahead.

To help you, we’ve improved our Flexibility Option on sailings to Britain, and our sailings are now open right up to January 3rd 2021.

If you book now for Autumn or (and we won't say it too loud) the Christmas season, you can easily amend your booking with our improved Flexibility option as often as you need and all you'll pay is the difference in fare if there is one.

Or should the need arise and you have to cancel, we have some favourable terms including 100% credit if you cancel up to 48 hours before travel.

To ensure that both passengers and crew can ‘Travel Safe’, we have introduced additional measures at ports and onboard our ships. Relax in the knowledge you can check in from the security of your own car, relax onboard with enough room to keep distance in comfort, and enjoy fresh sea air outside on deck. And of course, we’ve intensified our onboard cleaning routines and adapted our services for everyone's safety.

So whether you want to reunite with family and friends or enjoy a well-earned seasonal break, we're here to help you get away.

Irish Ferries - A safer way to travel.

Book now for Autumn

Terms & Conditions

Flexibility Option must be purchased at time of booking. No charge for amending a flexibility option booking but you will have to pay any increase in the fare, if applicable. Cancellation rules apply to any outstanding balances. If travel dates are amended and the booking is then subsequently cancelled the cancellation fee is based on the original date of outward travel. Promotional and sale fares may attract special terms and conditions relating to amendment and cancellation charges which will be listed on the relevant fare pages over the course of the offer booking period. More information can be found here

Improved Flexibility Option

We know that planning to travel, especially when you have to, is more complicated now than ever before. So, to help you be more comfortable when planning your trip, we have improved the benefits of ‘Flexibility Option’ that you can add to your next booking.

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Flexibility to change

We continue to operate our schedules playing a critical role in the supply chain and facilitating essential travel. We have introduced additional measures at ports and onboard our ships to ensure that both passengers and crew can Travel Safe.

For bookings made directly with Irish Ferries, we are offering the following options:

  • 1. AMEND your travel dates for FREE on bookings due to travel up to 30 November. Travel to end of 2020.
  • 2. Cancel your booking due to travel to 30 November and get a credit for travel to end of 2021.

See our COVID-19 FAQs for more details.

If you are due to travel in the coming 3 weeks, cancellation requests should be made by phone:
In Britain call: 08717 300 400 (calls cost 13p per minute service charge plus the phone providers access charge); In Ireland call: 0818 300 400; In France call +33 1 70 72 03 26.


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Amendment fees and rules

We are very happy to allow changes to bookings. Costs apply to some changes

  • For motorist, motorcycle and foot passenger bookings for travel up to 30 November 2020, customers can amend their booking to a later travel date anytime up to 30 November 2020, and we will waive the amendment fees. Amendments need to be completed at least 72 hours before travel, and fare difference will apply where applicable.
  • For all motorist bookings for travel from 01 December 2020, an amendment fee of £20 / €25 per amendment will apply.
  • Foot-passenger bookings for travel from 01 December 2020: A £8/€10 fee applies every time a booking is changed. If a change applies to both the outward and return sailings, then the fee is £16/€20. This fee is in addition to any increase in fare.
  • For all amendments, an increase in fare may apply to a change to route, date or time for travel dates up to 18 Dec 2020. All changes must be made before the existing travel dates on the booking have expired. Amendment fees will be charged on each occasion that a journey on the booking is amended. There is no amendment fee but there may be an increase in fare for changes to the number of passengers travelling on each journey, vehicle type, updating or adding a trailer, caravan or cabin or by adding Club Class.

Changes can be made online and in app via 'Manage Booking'.

Travel Safe

Irish Ferries is offering you a safer way to get away, and we look forward to welcoming you onboard again. As travel restrictions in many countries are currently being relaxed, we have introduced additional measures at ports and onboard our ships to ensure that both passengers and crew can ‘Travel Safe’.

What's in place

Ulysses: Dublin - Holyhead - Dublin


Bigger doesn’t always mean better but with the “Ulysses”, it does. With plenty to do onboard, including 2 cinema screens, bars, shops and lots of dining options, you’re sure to have a good trip. Relax, dine and enjoy a panoramic sea view, or book a cabin for your trip.


Sailing Daily

  • From Dublin 08:05 & 20:55
  • From Holyhead 02:40 & 14:10


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W.B. Yeats: Irish Sea

W.B. Yeats
The W. B. Yeats has space for 1,885 passengers and crew, 1,200 cars and 440 cabins including luxury suites with their own private balconies. Other facilities include a Club Class lounge, á la carte and self-service restaurants, cinema, shopping and a choice of bars and lounges.




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Isle of Inishmore: Rosslare - Pembroke - Rosslare

Isle of Inishmore
The perfect way to begin your voyage, Enjoy magnificent sea views from the outer decks. Upgrade to our luxurious Club Class Lounge, Treat yourself to freshly made hot and cold food from Boylan's Brasserie & Cafe Lafayette, or pick up a great deal on gifts, souvenirs and fragrances in The Shop.


Sailing Daily

  • From Rosslare 08:45 & 20:45
  • From Pembroke 02:45 & 14:45


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Dublin Swift: Dublin - Holyhead - Dublin
Returning Spring 2021

Dublin Swift
We have plenty to keep you entertained on your short journey onboard Dublin Swift. Sit back and relax in our exclusive Club Class lounge. Enjoy our light bites or hearty hot dishes, we have something to satisfy every appetite. Pick up some fantastic deals in fragrances and travel essentials, or indulge in some gifts and souvenirs for family or friends in The Shop.



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