The cosmopolitan and welcoming capital of Ireland, Dublin is perfect for visiting by ferry and experiencing the vibrant, cosy atmosphere as well as the legendary `craic'.
With up to eight ferry departures a day from Holyhead in Wales, and up to three departures a day from Liverpool, travelsupermarket.com offers the greatest choice of services to Dublin. Tolka Quay, built in the Liffey estuary, is a scenic natural harbour in the heart of Dublin, and helps to make Dublin an ideal landing point for any weekend away. Travelsupermarket.com's ferry comparison channel allows you to compare prices and book the cheapest tickets between Dublin, Holyhead, Liverpool and many other routes across the Irish Sea.
One of the wealthiest cities in the European Union, Dublin belies its compact size by offering a wealth of historic sites, fantastic shopping and the drinking of the famous Temple Bar district. For those not tempted by Dublin itself the rest of the emerald isle beckons; there are sandy beaches nearby and Dublin is the country's transport hub, with the M1 (north), M4 (north-west) and M7 (south-west) soon having you on your way.
As the biggest and busiest port in Ireland, Dublin offers you a number of ferry services:
P&O Irish Sea offer three sailings a day between Liverpool and Dublin, with sailing times around 8 hours. Irish Ferries offer two fast-ferry services a day between Holyhead and Dublin, with a sailing time of two hours, and two conventional ferry sailings on the same route with a journey time of three hours twenty five minutes. Stena Line offer up to four conventional ferry sailings between Holyhead and Dublin with a journey time of three hours twenty five minutes.
Dublin is found 170km south of its Northern counterpart Belfast. The two cities are directly connected by the M1/A1, and there are regular train services between the cities. If you are travelling internationally Dublin Airport is just 12km north of the city.
With 1.3 million passengers passing through it last year Dublin Port knows how to take care of its guests offering:
Irish Ferries, Terminal Road South, Dublin City, Dublin 1, Republic of Ireland
Isle of Man Steam Packet, Terminal 1, Dublin Port, Terminal Road South, Dublin 1, Republic of Ireland
Stena Line, Terminal 2, Alexandra Road, Dublin 1, Republic of Ireland