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Ferry Routes
The main east coast ferry routes between Britain and Ireland are:

  • Dublin Port to Holyhead (Wales) with Irish Ferries on the Jonathan Swift (about 2 hours)
  • Dublin Port to Holyhead (Wales) with Irish Ferries on the Ulysses, the world's largest car ferry (about 3 hours)
  • Dublin Port to Holyhead (Wales) with Stena on the Superferry (about 3 hours)
  • Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead (Wales) with Stena on the spectacular HSS in 99 minutes
  • SeaCat ferries have also a service between Dublin Port and Liverpool (England) which takes 3 hours 45 minutes.
  • Outside Dublin, Rosslare (Wexford) to Fishguard (England) or Pembroke (Wales) are routes for both Stena and Irish Ferries

Information & Booking
Irish Ferries and Stena Sealink sail the Dublin route and go to both Dublin Port (situated just to the right of the city centre map x46aa48 near the Point Theatre) and Dun Laoghaire (4km south of the city centre on the City Overvew map). For more details and current timetables, which are seasonal, see the websites below where you can also book your trip online.

Related Services
To complement your travel booking, you may use the bookassist room finder and hotel booking system on the right of this page, or the accommodation section of Softguide Dublin, for the best deals in city hotel specials.

Taxis are available at both Dublin ports, and additionally the DART suburban rail can be used between Dun Laoghaire port and the city centre. See the City Overview Map for an indication of Dun Laoghaire's location south of Dublin Bay, and the DART map for an indication of the route.

A ferry link between Cork and Wales also runs and routes from Spain and France also reach Cork and Rosslare. Check the Irish Ferries site listed above for more details.

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