Please note that the Menai Bridge is currently closed for essential repair work and is scheduled to reopen in early 2023. The footway across the bridge remains open for pedestrians and dismounted cyclists. All other traffic will be diverted to the Britannia Bridge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.