Irish Ferries

Book with Irish Ferries

Irish Ferries is an irish ferry company based in Dublin. It was founded in 1973 as a merge between Irish shipping and Lion Ferry. In 1992 , Irish Ferries also took over B&I Line. Irish Ferries is the leading ferry company of the Republic of Ireland. It operates ferry crossings between France , UK and Ireland. It has three lines between these 3 countries. 

Your crossing



Countries and Ports served by Irish Ferries

Irish Ferries offers ferry crossings between France, Ireland and the UK.

Ports served in France

Ports of Calais and Cherbourg in France.

Ports served in Ireland

Ports of Dublin and Rosslare.

Ports served in the United Kingdom

Operates from the ports of Dover, Holyhead and Pembroke.

The Irish Ferries fleet

To date, The ferry company has 8 vessels with a capacity of 1875 passengers and 1342 vehicles.

The company fleet is made up of the following vessels:

  • Blue Star 1
  • Dublin Swift
  • Epsilon
  • Isle of Innisfree
  • Isle of Inisheer
  • Isle of Inishmore
  • Ulysses
  • W.B. Yeats

Types of vehicles accepted on Irish Ferries ships

It is possible to board Ferries with a car, camper van, motorbike, trike, minibus, van, bicycle or as a pedestrian.

It is also possible to take on board a towed item (trailer, caravan, etc.) and other equipment (roof box, bicycle rack, etc.) provided they are declared at the time of booking.

Facilities on Irish Ferries vessels

Classic cabins

The ferry company offer cabins with up to 4 berths, with or without sea view and equipped with bathroom and television.


The company offer a range of suites from 2 to x berths, with single or double beds and en-suite facilities.

Cabins for PRMs

Each Ferries ship has cabins or seating adapted for people with reduced mobility. Wheelchair accessible sanitary facilities are also available.


For a more economical crossing, it is possible to book a reclining seat in a private air-conditioned lounge. Single-sex showers and toilets are available, and blankets and pillows are available from on-board staff.

Services on board Irish Ferries

Restaurants and bars

the ferry company offers a range of dining facilities including self-service, à la carte restaurants, snacks, bars and cafés.


The ships have Duty Free shops, allowing passengers to buy what they need for the crossing as well as perfumes, wines, spirits and more at great prices.

Internet on board

The company offers free Wi-Fi access on its ships for a period of 20 minutes. For longer periods, it is possible to subscribe to a paying package directly from the ship’s Wifi.

Travelling with children with Irish Ferries

The ships have play areas and facilities for children.

On the France – Ireland and Irish Sea crossings, it is also possible to hire a cot.

Travelling with pets with Irish Ferries

Pets are allowed on board Ferries at no extra charge. They must be left in the vehicle or placed in the kennels. You will be able to visit and walk your pet during the crossing.

Paying for your crossing with Irish Ferries

On, it is possible to pay for your ferry crossing by credit card, holiday voucher, or in 4 instalments with our partner Floa Bank.

Modification and cancellation of tickets with Irish Ferries

If you have booked your crossing on or by telephone with one of our agents, it is possible for us to modify or cancel it according to the conditions applicable to your ticket.

To do this, please contact our customer service department by telephone on

If you have made your booking directly on the ferry company website or via another platform than, we will not be able to make any changes or cancellations.

Is it possible to travel without facilities on a Irish Ferries crossing?

It is not possible to travel on Irish Ferries without booking accommodation. You must reserve a seat or cabin.

Do you have any other questions about Irish Ferries crossings?

Please contact us!