Ferries to Wales from Ireland

There are daily ferries from Ireland to Wales. You can bring your car and there are no baggage restrictions. Ferry travel offers more flexibility in terms of luggage, timing and comfort and you can even bring your pets.

To Holyhead

There are two ferry companies offering a crossing from Dublin:

The Irish Ferries Dublin to Holyhead service offers up to four sailings a day, taking three hours and 15 minutes to three hours 30 minutes, with an easy 30 minute check in. SailRail tickets are also available on the Holyhead/Dublin services and you can bring your bike. If you want to travel faster, the Dublin Swift service to Holyhead takes two hours 15 minutes.

The Stena Adventurer and Stena Estrid superferries have a crossing time from three hours 30 minutes on the Dublin to Holyhead route, with up to four sailings a day. The whole family can enjoy a break in Wales, including your pets at no extra charge.

Isle of Anglesey port

Holyhead Port, Anglesey, North Wales

To Fishguard

There are two daily crossings on the Stenaline Rosslare to Fishguard route. The crossing time is three hours and 15 minutes. You can bring pets with you and there is no extra charge.

To Pembroke

Irish Ferries offers two daily crossings from Rosslare to Pembroke with a 30 minute check in and you can travel Port-to-Port in just over four hours.

An aerial shot of a large castle with towers alongside the banks of a pond.

Pembroke Castle, West Wales

Travel around Wales

Wales is well connected. When you arrive, you'll find that it is easy to travel around Wales by train, bus, car, or bike.

Take one of The Wales Way national routes and explore The Coastal Way, The Cambrian Way or The North Wales Way.

If you need a speedier route from North to South, or vice versa, there are regular flights between Cardiff and Anglesey run by Eastern Airways.  This service takes an hour or less and runs weekdays, with flights in the morning and afternoon. 

Menai Bridge from above.

Menai Bridge and Anglesey, North Wales

For information relating to Covid-19 and travelling to Wales from outside of the UK please see the Welsh Government coronavirus guidance.

If you're an international visitor, the UK Government's Visa and Immigration guidance provides information for travellers requiring a visa to come to the UK to visit, study or work.

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