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Ferries to Ireland

Ferry to Ireland

Home to stunning sceneries and a rich culture and history, getting the ferry to Ireland has never been easier, with ferries coming from places such as France, England, the Isle of Man, and even Spain. With up to 220 ferry sailings weekly to Ireland, across 13 different routes, book now with Direct Ferries, to find the best perfect ferry at the best price for you.

What Ferries run to Ireland?

There is a multitude of ferries to pick from when making your sailing to Ireland, with over 219 ferries running per week. You could even travel on our route to Scotland, which is one of our most popular routes, with 12 sailings a day. Indeed, this is also our shortest route, with sail times taking between 2 hours and 2 hours and 15 minutes, making this the quickest and easiest route that we have available for Ireland, but be sure to check our countless other ferry routes that we have on offer to Ireland.

How long does the Ferry to Ireland take?

As there are so many different routes for you to choose from, there is no one specific sail time, as it can take anywhere between 2 hours and 26 and a half hours to sail to Ireland – it entirely depends on where you are travelling from, and which operator you are travelling with. For more information about how long your exact route takes, please visit the dedicated route page.

Ireland Ferry Prices

Again, as there are so many different ferry routes to pick from, as well as changes during peak season, there is no one precise fare that we can give you. Instead, we recommend looking at our fare finder tool to find out the best fare and route for you, and be sure to sign up to our email newsletter, to be the first to find out about our latest deals and offers.

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Popular Ferry Operators

  • Stena Line
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Ireland reviews

  • "very calm crossing"

    fabulous service from Brittany. Highly recomend

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  • " Mont St Michel crossing Portsmouth - Caen and return, March 2022"

    We enjoyed the crossing, check in was efficient at both ends, staff very helpful, good knowledge of English. It would have been helpful if the menu for the self service was displayed outside the entrance, well before the meal, also a bread roll was available at the entrance but no plate or serviette to put it on.. In the bar the server very helpfully filled my water bottle and added ice, rather than asking me to purchase a bottle of water. Contacting them by phone was almost impossible - either engaged all the time or waiting for more than 40 minutes.

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  • "Choppy Seas"

    Ferry left on time but due to rough conditions arrived Portsmouth 3 hours later. Ship was well kept and very clean. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was good.

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  • "Weathering the storm"

    A stormy-day crossing when the ship followed the coast of the Cherbourg peninsular to keep out of the open sea and took rather longer than usual. But motion was relatively light and the Mont St Michel seemed well stabilised. Cafe, shop, bars closed for much of the journey. Very nice staff onshore at both Portsmouth and Cherbourg but unhelpful gallic shrugs when foot passengers were considerably delayed disembarking at Portsmouth. Seems the port authorities didn't have a driver for the shuttle bus and there was somebody being told how to do it ( 'Use the brake more, this way, the service road is there, etc....') to get us back to the the terminus! Stars not working in review!

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