Irish Ferries

Irish Ferries is Ireland's leading ferry company, operating ferry services between Ireland, the UK and France while catering for passengers, vehicles and freight units.

The company is regularly recognised for its commitment and quality, having won ‘Best Ferry Company’ in the Irish Travel Industry Awards and the Irish Travel Trade Awards, along with various other accolades through the years.

Over the last few years, Irish Ferries has invested over €450 million in its fleet and port facilities, and now has one of the most modern fleets in Europe. All Irish Ferries vessels have a variety of quality restaurants, cafes and bars including entertainment zones and TV lounges. ‘Dublin Swift’ is the only fast-craft on the Irish Sea taking you across in just 1 hour 49 minutes, ‘Ulysses’ is a large cruise ferry boasting a 2 screen cinema, ‘Isle of Inishmore’ offers stylish cabins in a relaxed environment, ‘Oscar Wilde’ is regarded as the most luxurious ship to sail between Rosslare and France, while ‘Epsilon’ was the latest addition to the fleet.

Use directferries.com to find Irish Ferries timetables, prices and to book Irish Ferries ferry tickets. Looking for the lowest fares for your destination? Don’t worry, we’ll also compare Irish Ferries with alternative ferry companies.

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Irish Ferries Customer Reviews

  • "Holyhead-Dublin-Holyhead "

    We travelled on Epsilon going out which was one of the smaller ferries without Club class and there was a very bad vibration// rattle in the “ quiet” lounge. So loud that we were unable to sit there. We travelled back on Ulysses which was a much bigger ferry and we had booked Club class seats which were very good but really could have done with higher backs as we had been on the road since 2 am. The snacks provided were very welcome. Priority loading was good and we were away off the ferry very promptly on docking in Holyhead.

    'Eric' travelled with Irish Ferries on Epsilon/Ulysses

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  • "Trip to Ireland "

    We sailed out on the swift ferry and myself and my 3 kids loved this experience on a very smart and clean ferry. Unfortunately on the return trip the swift was cancelled and we had to make alternative arrangements and managed to sail on the 8.05 pn the Ulysses. This trip was still a good one but not as good as the swift. The way in which we were contacted to inform us of the cancellation was very good and early which allowed us to change our plans, getting up at 2.30, which was nice. The one issue was the length of time it took to exit the ferry port at Holyhead and get to the main road, 1 hour in total. Overall though still a very good experience.

    'Peter' travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift

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  • " even the best laid plans can come unstuck"

    Being tourist we booked seats well in advance and paid E124. 00 to acquire reserved seats only to end 24 hours out our cruise was cancelled and we were offered the choice of two alternate tours in place of the original but it was a free for all. (TOLD WE WOULD RECEIVE A REFUND FOR THE DIFFERENCE.) then let's hope Irish Ferries are more reliable than British Airways. We have since learnt that you can get pay E43. 00 for solid rail... So travellers beware ask questions and get the best prices. Ths staff and the amenities plus choice of food was very good...

    'Elizabeth' travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift

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  • "No dramas"

    Our crossing with Irish Ferries was very quick and efficient. There was a good variety of food on offer from the moment we were on board and enough seating space for everyone. The crossing was pretty smooth and we were kept informed of timings etc.

    'Caroline' travelled with Irish Ferries on Epsilon

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