Ferry from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire

 

Overview

Route: Ferry from Holyhead (North Wales) to Dun Laoghaire (Eastern Ireland)
Journey time: From 1 hour 50 minutes
Journey highlights:

Stena Line's super quick ferry whisks you across the Irish Sea in next to no time, but it doesn't skimp on on board facilities - with dining, shopping and children's entertainment in addition to its comfortable lounge areas.

Dun Laoghaire is a major gateway to Dublin and all the attractions that the Irish capital is famous for - but to discover another side to the city, check out the Dublin Community Blog for ideas - as well as an engaging, alternative look at the city. Closer to Dun Laoghaire is Sandycove, a pretty beachside community, immortalised in James Joyce's Ulysses - the Martello tower which inspired the opening chapter is now a museum dedicated to the writer.

 

Itinerary

Sample itinerary: Take a 1000 ferry from Holyhead and you'll be in Dun Laoghaire by 1200.
Price: From £25 each way
 
Book your ferry ticket from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire
Book a Sailrail ticket from UK stations to Irish destinations
 
How to travel to the port:

The easiest way for foot passengers to reach the port is to take the train to Holyhead, the train station is adjacent to the ferry terminal, so it is a quick and easy transfer from the train station exit to the ferry check-in.

There are regular mainline rail services to Holyhead train station (including up to 5 trains a day from London Euston and various services from Chester, Crewe and Birmingham).

Sail Rail (a partnership between a number of the UK’s train companies, ferry operators and Irish Rail), offers cheap deals that combine train travel from rail stations throughout the UK to Holyhead with the Dublin ferry crossing included in the price of the ticket.

Holyhead Port facilities: Bureau de change, cafés, toilets, disabled access, baby changing.

Transfer time: It is just a short walk from the station platforms to the ferry check-in.
 
 
 
 
The Ferry Crossing:

Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire

Ferry departs daily at 1000, arriving at 1150 (Autumn) or 1200 (Summer) in Dun Laoghaire.

Frequency of service: 1 per day
Operator:

Stena Line

Journey time: From 1 hour 50 minutes
Onward travel from the port:

Welcome to Dun Laoghaire

From the port it is a short walk to the adjacent train station which is on Dublin's DART suburban rail service, with regular services to Connolly station, where you can connect onwards for trains to destinations throughout the the country. There are also some mainline services to Wexford and other destinations to the south from Dun Laoghaire.

 
 
 
 

Your route to Dun Laoghaire

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