Dublin / Holyhead

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Enjoy the ease of travelling between Ireland and Britain on our Dublin/Holyhead route

  • Easy 30 minute check in
  • Up to 4 sailings daily
  • Cruise at your leisure across the Irish Sea
Vessel Departs Arrives
Cruise Ferry - Daily service 02.40 05.55
Cruise Ferry - Mon to Sat 08.15 11.45
Cruise Ferry - Daily service 14.10 17.25
* Cruise Ferry - Daily service 20.15 23.30

* Please note this service does not facilitate foot passengers

Dublin Swift sailings resuming this summer.

Vessel Departs Arrives
* Cruise Ferry - Mon to Sat 02.00 05.25
Cruise Ferry - Daily service 08.05 11.30
Cruise Ferry - Daily service 14.30 18.00
Cruise Ferry - Daily service 20.55 00.20

* Please note this service and does not facilitate foot passengers

Dublin Swift sailings resuming 25th May.

Ferry to Dublin & Holyhead

Taking the ferry to Ireland has never been easier. The Dublin-Holyhead route offers a direct connection between Ireland and the UK, allowing passengers to experience comfortable travel across the Irish Sea.

Bring the car aboard and enjoy the freedom of travel between Ireland and Wales. Bring the whole family including your pets.

The Dublin-Holyhead ferry is one of Irish Ferries’ most popular routes, with up to 4 sailings each day. Ferry travel offers more flexibility in terms of luggage, timing, and comfort.

Our Ferries on the Dublin Holyhead Route

Irish Ferries currently have two ferries on the Dublin Holyhead route.

If you’re looking to travel to Ireland or the UK in style, consider booking passage aboard the Ulysses. With two cinema screens, bars, shopping, and world-class dining, you’ll almost be sorry that the voyage is only 3 and a half hours long!

W.B. Yeats is dynamic in design with relaxing cabins and luxury suites, as well as attractive public areas such as the ‘Innisfree’ Club Class Lounge and the ‘Maud Gonne’ lounge and bar. Capable of transporting 300 cars and 1,800 passengers.

Ships on this route

  • Travel Safe
  • Ulysses
  • Epsilon
  • Dublin Swift

A safer way to get away

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 onboard our ships to ensure that both passengers and crew can ‘Travel Safe’.



Additional safety measures

  • In Car Check-in
  • Enjoy Fresh Air
  • Sail in space
  • Cabins
  • Services Onboard
  • Cleaning & Sanitisation
  • Wearing of Face Masks / Face Covering

Cruise in style across the Irish Sea 

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. See what our Club Class lounge has to offer, where you can relax, dine and enjoy a panoramic sea view, or book a cabin for your trip.



What's onboard

Our economy class service

The “Epsilon” offers an economy class service on both our Holyhead and Dublin Port to Cherbourg routes. Featuring free Wifi, bar and lounge, restaurant and comfortable en-suite cabins. 

*Please note there is no lift in the passenger areas

What's Onboard

  • Welcome reception area 
  • Onboard shopping
  • Boylans Brasserie
  • Cafe / Bar 
  • New Click & Collect
  • TV lounge
  • Free Wifi 
  • En-suite air conditioned cabins

The only Fast Ferry on the Irish Sea  

Cross the Irish Sea in just 2 hours on the “Dublin Swift”, the only Fast Ferry on the route. There is plenty onboard to keep you and your family entertained. See what our Club Class lounge has to offer.

Service returning this summer.

What's onboard

  • Trinity Club Class lounge 
  • Onboard shopping
  • Boylans Brasserie
  • Cafe Lafayette
  • Java Republic served onboard 
  • TV lounge
  • Free Wifi