The Port of Holyhead is located at the far west of the Isle of Anglesey in North Wales. The Ferry Terminals, one for passengers & one for vehicles, are operated by Stena Line & Irish Ferries, operating services to Ireland.
The Holyhead Ferry Port terminal facilities include cafe's serving a selection of snacks, & hot & cold drinks, a mother & baby room, disabled toilets, a Bureau de Change & Cash Points. car parking is available in the free of charge Short Term & the Park & Ride car parks. There is also a Long Term car park where a fee is payable
The New Harbour is a large area of sheltered deep water - 650 acres (over 260 hectares) with a basin of over 10m water depth at LWS. Access is 24 hours. The Breakwater, which is an outstanding example of Victorian engineering, was built in the 1860's and runs over 1.75 miles from the shore to provide shelter for the New Harbour.
Holyhead is still mainly a ferry port, and runs conventional, super and high speed ro-ro ferries to Dublin and Dun Laoghaire in the Irish Republic. Conventional ferries take about 3.5 hours for the crossing, whereas the high-speed craft can take as little as 1.5 hours. The ferry terminals are concentrated around Salt Island and the Inner Harbour
Holyhead is a lively town with a number of shops, places to eat, a covered market, theatre and cinema. There are also excellent golfing, fishing and sailing facilities to be found. Historic and prehistoric sites, a country park, impressive rolling countryside and a spectacular coastline to explore.
How to get to Holyhead Ferry Port
Holyhead Ferry Port by Car
The A55 expressway to Anglesey cuts journey times across the island by up to 30 minutes. The A55 ends approximately 100 metres from the port, which is well signposted from then onwards.
Holyhead Ferry Port by Train
Holyhead station is on the main line and can be reached from all over the UK. Trains take about 4 hours from London and 2 hours from Manchester.
Leave the train at Holyhead Station and follow directions along the platform into the main Port terminal. Taxi and Bus services also operate to and from Terminal 1
For more information and booking, please visit our trains to Holyhead page.
Holyeahd Ferry Port by Coach
There are regular bus services to Anglesey and Holyhead from all over the UK.
There is also a frequent National Express service to Holyhead ferry terminal.
For more information and booking, please visit our coaches to Holyhead page
Holyhead Ferry Port Parking
There are two car parks available for Long Term parking which costs £5 per day or £20 for 7 days. 60 Spaces are available at the port entrance and a further 500 spaces are a short ride from the port at the main car park. A FREE Park & Ride bus service to and from Terminal 1 operates around the ships arrival and departure times. Cars are parked at owner's risk. The car parks are patrolled and have CCTV coverage.
Holyhead Ferry Port Accommodation
We can also arrange hotels to Holyhead and many cities and destinations throughout Europe. For more information and booking please visit Holyhead accommodation page.