The crossing between Liverpool and Dublin is being operated by P&O Ferries and sails twice a day with the Norbay and Norbank ferries each way. In about 8 hours you’ll cross the Irish Sea from Liverpool to Dublin and vice versa. You can choose to book either a night or a daytime crossing.
Ferry to Dublin and Liverpool
The ferry to Dublin from Liverpool and vice versa is one of the fastest crossings between the UK and Ireland and one of the most popular. P&O Ferries operates this route and sails two times a day back and forth between Ireland and England.
The crossing takes you just 8 hours to either Dublin or Liverpool port. Book well in advance if you want to bring your car, as the car deck is often fully booked. Dublin and Liverpool are worth the visit, so if you can pack this ferry crossing into your travel schedule, both cities are enjoyable.
On this page, you will find information and tips about this ferry service from P&O Ferries
Ferry Liverpool-Dublin costs
If you want to travel by ferry to Liverpool or Dublin, you can expect the following prices:
- Tickets are available from P&O Ferries for €114. That is for one person without a car and a single journey in a chair.
- A crossing with a car and 2 people in peak season quickly costs somewhere around €220,-
The boat ticket prices depend on the season and the crowds, as you can see above. Book early to get the most benefit and ensure you can bring your car, motorbike, or camper on board.
On the route Liverpool-Dublin, two ferries leave daily in both directions. It is possible to book night or day crossings on this route; you have this choice in both directions. In 8 hours, the ferry arrives in either Ireland or England.
The crossing over the Irish Sea is 219 km as the crow flies. Be sure to book in time because the ferries are often booked. Check the exact departure times in both directions in the booking module.
Timetable for the ferry from Liverpool to Dublin
Ferry Liverpool to Dublin
Departure Arrival Type crossing 09:30 17:30 Day crossing 21:00 05:00 Night crossing
The crossing from Liverpool to Dublin normally takes around 8 hours.
From Dublin to Liverpool
Ferry Dublin to Liverpool
Sail time Liverpool – Dublin
8-hour crossing, optionally with a cabin when you ride the overnight crossing.
On board the ferry to Liverpool and Dublin
This (and more) can be expected on the P&O Ferries ships.
On this crossing, P&O Ferries sails with the Mistral, Norbay, and Norbank ships. These ferries take you in 8 hours across the Irish Sea. Unfortunately, these ships may be unsuitable for wheelchair users due to their design.
- Free Wifi
- Outside deck
Port information Liverpool & Dublin
To get to the departure port, use the address and follow the signs to the terminal when you arrive.
Liverpool ferry terminal
Dublin ferry terminal
Alternatives to the Dublin – Liverpool crossing
If you're looking for alternatives to the Dublin-Liverpool ferry crossing, consider Holyhead (Wales) Dublin or Belfast – Liverpool. There is no other direct connection between Dublin and Liverpool, so making this crossing is only possible with P&O Ferries.
Frequently Asked Questions, Liverpool-Dublin Ferry
Which ferry companies sail on the Liverpool - Dublin crossing?
How long does it take from Liverpool to Dublin?
How often does the ferry go?
Can I bring my pet on board?
Black Friday 20% off P&O ferries
We are thrilled to share details about the P&O Ferries 2023 Black Friday Deal.
Booking Dates: – Book by Tuesday 28 November 2023
Travel Dates: Travel between 1 May & 14 December 2024
- Black Friday – 20% off Long Breaks to France (Dover – Calais)
- Black Friday – 20% off Midweek Standard Returns to Rotterdam
- Black Friday – 20% off Long Breaks in Larne or Cairnryan
Other T&C applied on the detail page
1 review for Liverpool-Dublin