There has never been a better time to travel to Dublin by sea. Dublin Port is located around two miles from the city centre. Faster, more comfortable ships equipped with state of the art facilities are ferrying more and more passengers to and from Dublin Port.
Today four ferry companies, between them, operate up to thirteen sailings daily connecting Dublin with Holyhead, Liverpool and Douglas. Irish Ferries offering several daily several cruise and fast ferry options from Holyhead. The Ulysses carries up to 2,000 passengers on a 3hr 15min crossing. Fast sailings take just under two hours. Stenaline operates the Stena Adventurer and Stena Estrid between Holyhead and Dublin Port, with four daily sailings each way. The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company also connects the Isle of Man to Dublin in just under three hours, while P&O Ferries takes car passengers between Liverpool and Dublin.
Terminals at Dublin Port ensure seamless, trouble-free travel, to the best industry standards. Each year over 1.7 million passengers travel by ferry through Dublin Port.
Travelling to Ireland during the COVID-19 Pandemic | Dublin Port
As Ireland continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, new advice and rules for international travel have come into effect since the 19th of July.
From the 19th of July, subject to the prevailing public health situation, Ireland will operate the EU Digital COVID Certificate (DCC) for travel originating within the EU/EEA.
If you are travelling to Ireland from abroad you must fill out a Passenger Locator Form before departure.
You also have to have appropriate valid proof of vaccination or recovery, or to present evidence of a negative RT-PCR result from a test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival into the country.
Children between the ages of 12 and 17 will be required to have a negative RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival to travel into the country, unless they have valid proof of vaccination or recovery. Children of any age, travelling with accompanying vaccinated or recovered adults will not be required to self-quarantine post arrival. However, where one accompanying adult needs to self-quarantine, then all children must also self-quarantine.
Passengers arriving into Ireland from inside EU + Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland
If you have valid proof of vaccination, no travel-related testing or quarantine will be necessary.
If you have valid proof that you have recovered from COVID in the past 180 days, no travel-related testing or quarantine will be necessary.
If you do not have valid proof of vaccination or recovery, you will need to present evidence of a negative RT-PCR result from a test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival into the country
Passengers arriving into Ireland from outside EU + Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland
Please note: This includes those arriving from Great Britain.
- If you have valid proof of vaccination, no travel-related testing or quarantine will be necessary.
- If you have valid proof of recovery from COVID in the past 180 days, no travel-related testing or quarantine will be necessary.
- If you do not have valid proof of vaccination or recovery, you will need to: present evidence of a negative result from a RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to arrival into the country self-quarantine for 14 days
- If you receive a negative result from a RT-PCR test taken from day 5 onwards after arrival into Ireland, you will be able to leave quarantine
There are currently no Covid testing facilities within Dublin Port. Please see the HSE website for further information on Covid testing in Ireland HERE.
For more information, please see below Government support information:
Websites of interest to tourists
If you’re visiting Dublin and Ireland via Dublin Port, be sure to visit some of the websites below for up to date visitor information.
Shipping & Ferry Companies
|Stena Line Ferries
|Isle of Man Steam Packet Co.
Tourism & Travel
|This is Ireland