Travel to ferry to the UK from Ireland & Northern Ireland.
On this page, you'll find ferry connections and information when traveling from Ireland to the UK. The different ferry crossings over the Irish Sea from Ireland & Northern Ireland to Scotland, England, and Wales.
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Booking your ferry tickets has never been easier! With our online booking module, you can easily find and book your desired ferry crossing in just a few clicks. Simply enter your travel dates and destination, and the system will show you all available options. You can then choose the ferry from Ireland to the UK that best suits your needs and budget. It’s that simple!
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All ferries to the UK from Ireland
From Ireland there are in total 7 direct ferry crossings departing to the UK. 2 of these sail from Ireland to England, 3 from Ireland to Wales, and 2 from Scotland to Northern Ireland. These crossings are operated by Stena Line, Irish Ferries, and P&O Ferries.
These are the choices you have when boarding the ferries from Ireland to the UK. Make sure to book well in advance if you want to bring your car because car decks are often and quickly sold out.
Ireland ⇔ UK
Ferry from Ireland to England
On the route from Ireland to England there are ferries departing from Dublin and Belfast to Liverpool Birkenhead. Depending on where you live and the availability on board you can choose to travel with either one of these ferries to England. The ferries from Ireland to England (Liverpool) have a duration of 8 hours. As well on the Dublin Liverpool route (P&O Ferries) as the Belfast Liverpool route (Stena Line)
Ferry from Ireland to Wales
Ferry to Scotland from Northern Ireland
When traveling from Northern Ireland you can choose to sail by ferry from either Belfast or Larne to Cairnryan in Scotland. Both of these trips are quite short with a total sailing time of around 2 hours to get to the other side of the Irish Sea.
When boarding the ferry the fastest connections from Ireland to the UK are the ferries between (1) Larne and Cairnryan – 2 hours, (2) Dublin and Holyhead (2 hours and 15 mins), and (3) Belfast and Cairnryan with just 2 hours and 15 minutes sailing.
There are 7 ferry routes between Ireland and the UK which are operated by 3 different ferry companies: P&O Ferries, Stena Line, and Irish Ferries. Depending on which route you sail you'll board one of the ferries of these companies.
Tickets are available from around €30,- but most of the time tickets on the shorter routes will cost you about €40,-. On the somewhat longer routes, you'll pay a bit more, and if it is a night crossing you will pay an extra for the cabin on board.
When travelling from the UK to Ireland and vice versa a Passport is recommended but for Irish and UK citizens not required. You always need to be able to ID yourself, however. For non-UK and Irish citizens a passport (or visa when applicable) is required. You can read more about it here: International Ferry Travel ID Requirements