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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.
10 times per day
From: 36,00

Fishguard-Rosslare

Wales ⇔ Ireland
3h 30mins
2 times per day
From: 40,00

Pembroke-Rosslare

Wales ⇔ Ireland
4 Hours
2 times per day
From: 45,00

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.

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The prices for the ferries rise sharply as the boats fill up. Especially during peak season, the ferries and parking decks fill up quickly. Therefore, book far in advance and avoid high costs.

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.
10 times per day
From: 36,00

Fishguard-Rosslare

Wales ⇔ Ireland
3h 30mins
2 times per day
From: 40,00

Pembroke-Rosslare

Wales ⇔ Ireland
4 Hours
2 times per day
From: 45,00

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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