Dublin Ferry Routes Ferries from Holyhead, Douglas Liverpool

Dublin Ferry Routes Ferries Crossings from the UK

Ferries to Dublin arrive at the Port of Dublin, Ireland's largest ferry port for passengers and freight. Every year the port of Dublin sees more than 1.5 million passengers pass through its doors and over 300,000 vehicles and in recent years has had in the region of £130 million invested in it as part of the port's ongoing development. The port itself is well connected via rail and road and offers quick and easy access in to the centre of Dublin.


There is such a wide variety of things to do in this fascinating literary town that it's hard to know where to begin. Whether you just want to relax with a few pints of Guinness and soak up the atmosphere of some of the traditional pubs and bars in the notorious Temple bar area of town, or visit interesting historical sights like Dublin Castle or Trinity College, there is plenty to see and do for everyone.

Sailing routes

There are three major carriers operating the Service from the U.K. The crossing from Holyhead to Dublin operated by Stena Line offers two sailings per day with a crossing time of around 3hours 45 minutes while Irish Ferries have six crossings per day with an average sailing time of 3 hours 15 minutes on the giant cruise ferry 'The Ulysses'. They also offer a fast craft service on board the 'Jonathan Swift' which takes 1 hour and 49 minutes.

The other popular route to Dublin sails from Liverpool and is served by P and O Irish sea ferries and Steam Packet ferries with an average of three sailings per day and a crossing time of 4 hours.

There are also three sailings a day from Douglas in the Isle of Man to Dublin with Steam packet with a sailing time of around 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Dublin Ferry Port Map

Driving directions

To get to the Dublin ferry port from the north take the M1, from the south the N11 and from the west the N7, the port is then clearly signposted.

Why Dublin?

Dublin is a city that has something to offer for everyone whether it's nightlife you're after or a fix of culture and music. Have a hearty drink or go on a literary pub crawl in the Temple Bar district or enjoy cultural highlights such as The Irish Museum of Modern Art, The Irish Film Centre and Trinity College. There is also an array of interesting museums and a vibrant literary heritage of writers such as Joyce, Beckett, Wilde and Swift.

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