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Ferry from Birkenhead to Dublin



Route: Ferry from Birkenhead (Northwest England) to Dublin (Ireland)
Journey time: 8 hours
Journey highlights:

As you speed across the Irish Sea, DFDS/Norfolkline's ferries provide you with everything you could need to enjoy the voyage - eating, drinking and shopping opportunities, play areas for the kids, and even a cinema - and if you're lucky, you might spot dolphins!

The fair city of Dublin needs little introduction: Ireland’s dynamic, vibrant and friendly capital offers a warm welcome to visitors of all kinds. With beautiful Georgian streets, squares, and monuments; charming pubs that have resisted the encroaches of tourism, fine modern Irish cuisine and some of Europe’s top shopping streets, there’s much to tempt you to come to Dublin. The sights of Dublin include its lovely quays, Trinity College, the Cathedral, the atmospheric Dublin, the famed Guinness Brewery, and far more, alongside a dynamic new arts scene in neighbourhoods such as the regenerated Smithfield.

Dublin is a UNESCO City of Literature, with an extraordinary literary heritage to be discovered in the National Library, National Print Museum and various sites scattered across the city. The rich history and arts of the city – and Ireland – are on display at numerous galleries and museums including the National Museum of Ireland, the National Gallery, the Irish Museum of Modern Art and the Royal Hibernian Academy, to name just a few. Whether you come to wander the streets; enjoy the famous nightlife, beer and craic; take in the cultural scene; or to explore the verdant hinterland and beaches of the Bay – the beating heart of Ireland offers it all with a smile.



Sample itinerary: Take a 1000 ferry from Birkenhead and you'll be in Dublin at 1800.
Price: From £25 each way
Book your ferry ticket from Birkenhead to Dublin
How to travel to the port:

The easiest way for foot passengers to reach the port is to take the train to Liverpool Lime Street, then take the local Merseyrail train to Birkenhead Hamilton Square station, which is a five minute walk or short taxi ride from the ferry terminal.

Liverpool Lime Street is served by regular trains from destinations across the UK.

Birkenhead Ferry Terminal facilities: Café, lounge, disabled access

Transfer time: Allow 50 minutes
The Ferry Crossing:

Birkenhead to Dublin

Ferries depart Birkenhead at 1000 (not Sunday and Monday) and 2200.

Frequency of service: 1-2 per day

DFDS Seaways (formerly Norfolkline)

Journey time: 8 hours
Onward travel from the port:

Fáilte go Baile Átha Cliath (Welcome to Dublin) There is a bus service (local bus number 53, and a dedicated shuttle service) from Dublin Port to the Busaras (central bus station - for onward bus connections), which is located next to Connolly station in Dublin City Centre, it takes around 20 minutes and costs €2.50. If you are heading to Heuston station, which costs €1.50 on the LUAS tram from Connolly, to connect for the bus service to the port. Connolly and Heuston stations are the main stations for services across the country. Pearse station is a short walk across the river from the Busaras (or 2 stops on the DART suburban rail network from Connolly). Alternatively you can take a taxi (approx €10) from the port to city centre destinations. For more information on rail journeys to the rest of Ireland see Irish Rail

For other articles on rail and ferry journeys to and from Ireland see:
Tips on Visiting Ireland 
Top ten green holidays in Ireland
How to travel to and from Ireland without flying 
Kingfisher Cycling Trail, Ireland
Dublin's coastal walks and trains 
Getting home to Ireland in the snow



Your route to Dublin (Ireland)

The lines on the map are for illustrative purposes only - they don't show the exact route taken by the ferry.