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, which operates again in Spring 2023, 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 around four hours. 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.