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Ireland ferry routes:

  • Cherbourg to Dublin. Irish Ferries. 19hrs 30mins. Infrequent crossings.
  • Cherbourg to Rosslare. Irish Ferries. 17hrs. Up to 4 crossings per week.
  • Douglas to Dublin. IOM Steam Packet. 2hrs 55mins. Up to 3 crossings per week.
  • Fishguard to Rosslare. Stena Line. From 3hrs 30mins. Up to 2 crossings per day.
  • Holyhead to Dublin. Stena Line. 3hrs 15mins. Up to 4 crossings per day.
  • Holyhead to Dublin. Irish Ferries. From 1hr 49mins. Up to 6 crossings per day.
  • Liverpool to Dublin. P&O Ferries. From 7hrs 30mins. Up to 3 crossings per day.
  • Pembroke to Rosslare. Irish Ferries. 4hrs 1min. Up to 2 crossings per day.
  • Roscoff to Cork. Brittany Ferries. 14hrs. Infrequent crossings.
  • Roscoff to Rosslare. Irish Ferries. 17hrs 30 minutes. Up to 3 crossings per week.
  • Santander to Cork. Brittany Ferries économie. 26hrs. Up to 4 crossings per week.

Cheap ferries to Ireland, whatever your trip entails

Ireland is a fantastic place to visit. Whether you are going on holiday, visiting family or going for business, you are guaranteed to have an experience like no other. You can taste proper Guinness, take a trip along the River Liffey, visit the Giant's Causeway and much, much more. Whatever the reason for your trip, AFerry brings you the most affordable cheap ferry to Ireland prices to ensure your journey won't cost you the earth.

Ferries to Ireland from the UK and other European destinations

At AFerry, we pride ourselves on being able to offer our customers more options when booking their journey. We offer you more routes when travelling to Ireland by ferry, so your journey doesn't have to be any longer than necessary. We don't just provide prices for cheap ferries to Ireland from the UK, but also from various locations in France, such as Cherbourg and Roscoff, meaning it's easier for you to find a cheap ferry to Ireland.

Get the best cheap ferry to Ireland deals

With AFerry, you can customise you search to make your ferry journey just the way you want it. You can choose particular time and dates, different routes and select what type of vehicle you want to use. We then search all the leading operators to bring you the very best cheap ferries to Ireland. So, if you're looking for ferries to Ireland from the UK, look no further than AFerry.

How much is the ferry to Ireland?

Route Price Fare Details
Cherbourg - Rosslare
(Stena Line)
  • Booked: Tuesday, 25 August 2020
  • Travel: Sunday, 20 September 2020 (One Way)
  • Car + 2
Holyhead - Dublin
(Stena Line)
  • Booked: Saturday, 15 August 2020
  • Travel: Sunday, 13 September 2020 (One Way)
  • Car + 1
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Ireland Travel Guide

Ireland is rightly one of Europe's most popular tourist destinations. With a majestic countryside and vibrant modern cities full of culture and life, Ireland really is a dream destination.

Take a ferry to Ireland to discover a country that embraces its heritage and a new, vibrant culture. The countryside is beautiful and is criss-crossed with silver streams, lazy rivers, hidden lakes and peaceful canals. It has a vibrant and dynamic capital, Dublin where some of the friendliest locals and the greatest nightlife in Europe will ensure you have an unforgettable time.

Now that the political troubles of the '70s, '80s and '90s are behind it, Ireland is growing in popularity with ports like Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, Rosslare and Belfast (in Northern Ireland) being the gateway to the country that is known as the 'emerald isle' because of its lush greenery.

Throughout the country, there is trout and salmon fishing for anglers. Canals, rivers and larger lakes can be explored from the banks or from hired boats. You are never more than 80 miles from the sea and a coastline offering golden, sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs, hidden harbours and bays. The Irish countryside is also famous its winding roads and pretty cottages. Getting lost in the Irish countryside can truly be a pleasurable experience!

There are few countries as famous for their culture as Ireland

And, of course, there are few countries as famous for their culture as Ireland. Ireland is the country of James Joyce, Oscar Wilde and W.B. Yeats but also of the Corres, U2 and the Undertones. Wherever you are in Ireland, whether in big cities or small picturesque villages you will find a country that glories in its culture traditions. Whether, music, literature or the ancient art of a friendly but fiery discourse over the merits of Joyce or Wilde, you'll find Ireland has something to offer all culture vultures.

Travelling in Ireland

Rail services in Ireland are run by Iarnród Eireann and express trains run between the main cities. There are two classes of accommodation, with restaurant and buffet cars on some trains. Children under five travel for free.

Pretty cottages dot the Irish countryside
Pretty cottages dot the Irish countryside

By car, traffic drives on the left and the road network links all parts of Ireland. All road signs changed from imperial to metric measurements in 2005.

Things to see and do

Why not pay a visit the Guinness museum which is part of the world-renowned brewery and Dublin's most visited attraction? As you sip on a pint of the 'black stuff' in the evening and enjoy the sounds of fiddle and flute in one of Dublin's many cosy and friendly pubs, you'll be able to show off your knowledge and appreciate the subtle qualities of one of Ireland's most famous drinks just a little bit more.

You'll be able to show off your knowledge and appreciate the subtle qualities of one of Ireland's most famous drinks just a little bit more

For literary enthusiasts an unmissable destination is the Dublin Writers Museum where Dublin's literary celebrities from the past three hundred years are brought to life through their books, letters, portraits and personal items. Discover the inner thoughts and secret motivations of some of the world's most famous and influential writers.

Of course, Ireland is also famous for its history and especially its tumultuous relationship with England. To get get a real haunting sense of Ireland's hard-hard edged history pay a visit to Kilmainham Gaol, where most of the rebels against British rule were incarcerated and where the leaders of the 1916 Easter Rising were executed.

Whether you want vibrant cities, culture galore or breath-taking scenery and coastlines, Ireland really does have it all which is why it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Nothing could be simpler, more relaxing or romantic than taking the ferry to Ireland. Whether you travel from the UK or France, taking the ferry gives you the chance to explore this magnificent country at your leisure.

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Ireland Popular Questions

Want to know more about your journey to Ireland? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How much is the ferry to Ireland?

The cheapest price for Ireland found by AFerry customers recently is £277, on the Holyhead - Dublin route for travel Sunday, 13 September 2020 with Stena Line. Our most popular Ireland route, Cherbourg - Rosslare, has recently been booked for £277 with Stena Line, travelling Sunday, 20 September 2020. Prices also vary depending on the date and time of travel.

Which ferries go to Ireland?

Ferries to Ireland are operated by Brittany Ferries, Irish Ferries, P&O Ferries and Stena Line.

Where can I get a ferry to in Ireland?

With AFerry you can book a ferry to Cork, Dublin and Rosslare.

How long is the ferry to Ireland?

It depends where and when you travel. The quickest crossing to Ireland is Liverpool - Dublin with P&O Ferries and takes 1 hrs, while the longest crossing is Bilbao - Rosslare with Brittany Ferries and can take up to 29 hrs.