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!
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:
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
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.