Dun Laoghaire Harbour is located about 10km / 6miles southeast of Dublin City Centre and only a few minutes’ walk from Dun Laoghaire town centre. It offers daily return sailings to Holyhead in Wales. The harbour itself was built between 1817 and 1842. It is possible to take a leisurely stroll along both the east and west piers of the harbour at any time. The East Pier is particularly popular among young and old alike in the summer months.
The Harbour is home to the Stena HSS ferry, which makes daily return sailings between Dun Laoghaire and Holyhead in Wales in under two hours. You can book a trip on the ferry here.
Please visit our partner site, aferry.to, to find out about the route schedules and booking information.
Getting to/from Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Getting to/from Dun Laoghaire Harbour by Sea
The HSS sails daily from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire. Book a sailing here.
Getting to/from Dun Laoghaire Harbour by Rail
Dun Laoghaire DART station is located across the road from the terminal building. The DART service can take you straight into Dublin City; or to Howth/Malahide or Bray/Greystones. Some mainline and suburban services stop at Dun Laoghaire also. See Irish Rail’s website for more information.
Getting to/from Dun Laoghaire Harbour by Bus
Many bus services stop at or have their terminii at Dun Laoghaire DART station. The 46A goes to the City Centre, the 7/7A to the city and to Loughlinstown Park, the 111 to Loughlinstown Park, the 75 to Tallaght, the 746 to the Airport via the City, the 45A to Bray, the 59 to Dalkey/Killiney, and the 63 to Kiltiernan. See Dublin Bus’s website for more information.
Getting to/from Dun Laoghaire Harbour by Taxi
Taxis are available in the centre of Dun Laoghaire town, at the top of Marine Road (the road going uphill, opposite the terminal building) approximately 5 minutes walk from the ferry terminal.
Getting to/from Dun Laoghaire Harbour by Car
From Dublin City follow the coast road (R113) to Dun Laoghaire. From elsewhere, take the M50 to the south-eastern end, exit at junction 16 (Cherrywood/Loughlinstown) and follow signs for Dun Laoghaire. Please be aware that due to so many cars all arriving for the same ferry, and all the cars coming off the ferry, traffic can be particularly heavy in Dun Laoghaire at scheduled arrival times of the ferry.
Dun Laoghaire Accommodation
Please see our Dun Laoghaire Accommodation page.