Holyhead ferry port in Wales is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Dublin & Belfast available. With a selection of up to 10 Sailings Daily, the port of Holyhead connects Wales with Ireland & Northern Ireland.
Sailing durations range from 2 hours 15 minutes on the Dublin service to 8 hours 15 minutes on the Belfast service.
Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Holyhead fare search.
The port of Holyhead sits on the northernmost tip of Holy Island, a small peninsula separated from the Welsh Isle of Anglesey by a narrow stretch of sea known as the Menai Strait. With Dublin a short ferry trip across the Irish Sea, it’s a popular stop-over destination for tourists on their way to the Emerald Isle.
The port is supplied by fantastic travel routes from the British mainland too. The A55 dual-carriageway cuts through the centre of Anglesey and all the way across the north of Wales, meaning that both Manchester and Liverpool are under a 2-hour drive away. The ferry terminal, a bright open-plan building with plenty of comfortable seating, is also shared by the Holyhead train-line.
Irish Ferries and Stena line currently operate on the Holyhead - Dublin route, both companies sailing daily from the Welsh coast. The brief journey takes passengers within view of the Holyhead Mountain near the west coast of Holy Island where it is possible, on a clear day, for successful climbers to see all the way to the Irish coastline.
Terminal One, Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65 2BU, UK
If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Holyhead Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Holyhead Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!