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Ferry to Ireland from Wales

Most booked ferries from Wales to Ireland.

Fast Ferry
stena line irish ferries

Holyhead-Dublin

Wales ⇔ Ireland
2h 15 mins.
Up to 10 times per day
36,00

Pembroke-Rosslare

Wales ⇔ Ireland
4 Hours
Up to 2 times per day
45,00

Fishguard-Rosslare

Wales ⇔ Ireland
3h 30mins
Up to 2 times per day
40,00

Travel to Ireland by ferry from Wales

One of the most popular routes for traveling to Ireland is through the Welsh ports. When departing from Wales to Ireland you have 3 different options. You can either choose to sail to Rosslare or Dublin.

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Map with all travel / ferry routes to Ireland from Wales

As you can see in this map above you have several options when travelling by ferry from Wales to Ireland. Two routes to and from the more southern parts of both countries and a direct connection between Holyhead and the Irish capital Dublin.

Timetable, availability, and compare prices

Our online booking module makes it easy to find and book your desired ferry crossing to Ireland from Wales. All you have to do is enter your departure port, destination, and travel dates. The system will show you the best routes and possible alternatives. You can then choose the ferry that best suits your needs and budget. Have a great trip!

It’s best to book your ferry ticket as far in advance as possible

The price of ferry tickets increases as more passengers book their spots. So, if you want to save money and secure your desired crossing, booking your tickets as soon as possible is best. That way, you can take advantage of the lower prices and avoid the disappointment of a fully booked ferry.

All ferries to Ireland from Wales

Ships are leaving from Fishguard and Pembroke in Southern Wales to Rosslare in the South of Ireland. The other option is to ride the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin. Holyhead is up north in Wales.

The distance between Dublin and Rosslare is a 2-hour drive. From Dublin to Belfast is also a 2-hour drive.

Ferries from Wales to Ireland: 

  1. Fishguard – Rosslare
  2. Pembroke – Rosslare
  3. Holyhead – Dublin

Below you can find an overview of all the ferries sailing to Ireland from the Welsh ports of Pembroke, Fishguard, and Holyhead. Depending on where you are heading to in Ireland and where you are departing from in Wales or England you can choose the handiest port for your trip. The shortest crossing is the crossing of Holyhead-Dublin which takes you just 2 hours and 15 minutes to Ireland.

Wales to Ireland ferries

Fast Ferry
stena line irish ferries

Holyhead-Dublin

Wales ⇔ Ireland
2h 15 mins.
Up to 10 times per day
36,00

Pembroke-Rosslare

Wales ⇔ Ireland
4 Hours
Up to 2 times per day
45,00

Fishguard-Rosslare

Wales ⇔ Ireland
3h 30mins
Up to 2 times per day
40,00

When riding the ferry the fastest connection from Wales to Ireland is the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin which takes you just 2 hours and 15 minutes to Ireland. If this is the best crossing for you depends on where you leave for Ireland and where you need to be in Ireland.

There are 3 ferry routes between Ireland and Wales which are operated by 2 different ferry companies: Stena Line and Irish Ferries. Stena Line and Irish Ferries both sail on the Holyhead Dublin crossing. Stena Line also sails from Fishguard to Rosslare while Irish Ferries connects Pembroke and Rosslare.

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4 Comments
  1. We are visiting Wales for a few days and would like to also visit Ireland by ferry. We will not have a car. About how much is a R/T per person ticket from the three ports leaving Wales

    • Hi Christine,

      Thanks for your question. There are 3 different options: Fishguard-Rosslare, Holyhead-Dublin and Pembroke-Rosslare. The price really depends on dates and which ferry you'll take. Stena Line has a really helpful low fare calendar. In the booking module of Stena Line just under the dates you can use this option. If it's a short stay, you'll also get a short stay discount. So for example if you will sail from Wales to Ireland on the 18th and sail back on the 20th you'll pay around 107 pound for a return ticket or 2 persons on the Holyhead-Dublin route. Fishguard Rosslare is exactly the same price. Pembroke Rosslare is just a bit more expensive on a short break for 2 persons without a car: 114 pounds. So the routes from Stena Line seem just a bit cheaper on these specific date. But I would recommend to use the low fare calendar and check yourself.

      Best regards,

  2. Hi there. I will be coming to Wales in May and I will be on a car. Does your ferry allow for our car to be transported on board as well into Ireland?

    • Hello Jordan,

      We perate as an informative ferry portal, so the ferries themselves are not under our ownership. However, almost all ferries from Wales to Ireland accommodate cars. It's advisable to book in advance to secure a spot on the parking deck.

      Let me know if you have any remaining questions.

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