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Ferry to the UK from Ireland

Most booked ferries from Ireland & Northern Ireland to England, Wales and Scotland

Cairnryan-Belfast

Scotland ⇔ Northern Ireland
2h 15 mins.
Up to 6 times per day
From: $40.00
Fast Ferry
stena line irish ferries

Holyhead-Dublin

Wales ⇔ Ireland
2h 15 mins.
Up to 10 times per day
From: $40.00

Liverpool-Dublin

England ⇔ Ireland
8 hours
Up to 3 times per day
From: $125.00

Fishguard-Rosslare

Wales ⇔ Ireland
3h 30mins
Up to 2 times per day
From: $44.00

Pembroke-Rosslare

Wales ⇔ Ireland
4 Hours
Up to 2 times per day
From: $50.00

Liverpool-Belfast

England ⇔ Ireland
8 hours
Up to 2 times per day
From: $44.00

Cairnryan-Larne

Scotland ⇔ Northern Ireland
2 Hours
Up to 6 times per day
From: $33.00

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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Map with all travel / ferry routes to Ireland from the UK

In the map above, you can find the ferry crossings connecting Ireland and Northern Ireland to the UK. Depending on where you live/leave from Ireland to the UK you can make a choice of which crossing will suits you the best. You can either sail from Ireland to Wales, England or Scotland.

Timetable, availability, and compare prices

Booking your ferry tickets has never been easier! With our online booking module, you can easily find and book your desired ferry crossing to the UK 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!

Travel tip: Book early

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 the UK from Ireland

From Ireland, seven direct ferry crossings depart to the UK. Two sail from Ireland to England, three to Wales, and two from Scotland to Northern Ireland. These crossings are operated by Stena Line, Irish Ferries, and P&O Ferries.

These are your choices when boarding the ferries from Ireland to the UK. Book well in advance if you want to bring your car because car decks are often and quickly sold out.

Ireland ⇔ UK

Cairnryan-Belfast

Scotland ⇔ Northern Ireland
2h 15 mins.
Up to 6 times per day
From: $40.00
Fast Ferry
stena line irish ferries

Holyhead-Dublin

Wales ⇔ Ireland
2h 15 mins.
Up to 10 times per day
From: $40.00

Liverpool-Dublin

England ⇔ Ireland
8 hours
Up to 3 times per day
From: $125.00

Fishguard-Rosslare

Wales ⇔ Ireland
3h 30mins
Up to 2 times per day
From: $44.00

Pembroke-Rosslare

Wales ⇔ Ireland
4 Hours
Up to 2 times per day
From: $50.00

Liverpool-Belfast

England ⇔ Ireland
8 hours
Up to 2 times per day
From: $44.00

Cairnryan-Larne

Scotland ⇔ Northern Ireland
2 Hours
Up to 6 times per day
From: $33.00

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)

  1. Dublin – Liverpool
  2. Belfast (Northern Ireland) – Liverpool

Liverpool-Dublin

England ⇔ Ireland
8 hours
Up to 3 times per day
From: $125.00

Liverpool-Belfast

England ⇔ Ireland
8 hours
Up to 2 times per day
From: $44.00

Ferry from Ireland to Wales

There are three direct connections if you want to travel from Ireland to Wales. From Rosslare (South of Ireland), you can travel to either Fishguard or Pembroke.
From Dublin, you can sail to Holyhead. Are you leaving from Northern Ireland? Then you can sail from Belfast to Liverpool and drive south to Wales. The ferries from Ireland to Wales will take you around 3 hours and 30 minutes when leaving from Rosslare.
The crossing from Dublin to Holyhead is the shortest from Ireland to Wales.
 
  1. Rosslare – Fishguard
  2. Rosslare – Pembroke
  3. Dublin – Holyhead  
Fast Ferry
stena line irish ferries

Holyhead-Dublin

Wales ⇔ Ireland
2h 15 mins.
Up to 10 times per day
From: $40.00

Rosslare-Dunkirk

France ⇔ Ireland
24 hours
Up to 5 times per week
From: $437.00

Pembroke-Rosslare

Wales ⇔ Ireland
4 Hours
Up to 2 times per day
From: $50.00

Ferry to Scotland from Northern Ireland

When travelling from Northern Ireland, you can sail by ferry from either Belfast or Larne to Cairnryan in Scotland. Both of these trips are pretty short, with a total sailing time of around 2 hours to get to the other side of the Irish Sea.

  1. Larne – Cairnryan
  2. Belfast – Cairnryan

Cairnryan-Larne

Scotland ⇔ Northern Ireland
2 Hours
Up to 6 times per day
From: $33.00

Cairnryan-Belfast

Scotland ⇔ Northern Ireland
2h 15 mins.
Up to 6 times per day
From: $40.00

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

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