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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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Ireland reviews

  • "Trip to Larne"

    Trip to Larne with the ferryboat from Cairnryan was excellent: good weather, a ship in good condition, a good and efficient service on boat and on land, punctuality and good food on board, what do you want more!? Thanks for an enjoyable journey.

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  • "Liverpool to Dublin overnight "

    This is the 2nd year we have taken the overnight ferry as it works well with our travel plans. Great value, good food, comfortable beds and has always departed and arrived on time. A great way to start our holiday - arrive in Dublin early, refreshed and ready for a great day

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  • "Fuss free travel to Ireland"

    An efficient punctual service. The catering facilities were adequate. The toilets were clean. There was enough seating despite the return journey being busy. There was a small shop on board selling toiletries, cosmetics, chocolate and souvenirs.

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  • "Best ferry to get to Northern Ireland"

    The crossing takes about 2 hours and when we sailed it was nice and calm seas. There is a good choice of food and drink on board. The loading and unloading is very quick.

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Routes and Ports in Ireland