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Car hire -ferry from Wales

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Car hire -ferry from Wales

We are hiring a car to drive in England and Wales and then want to visit Ireland. Is it possible to take a car, hired in England across on a ferry to Ireland. This would save flying and we'd have a car ready yo start touring. How long does the ferry take? Thank you

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1. Re: Car hire -ferry from Wales

It is possible to take a car from one country to another, however it will cost you both in hire charges and in ferry charges.

There are car hire depots in the ports and it would be easier and more financially viable to drop off the car in Wales (Holyhead or Fishguard/Pembroke) and pick up another one in Dublin/Rosslare.

There are high speed and cruise ferries. The high speed ferries take about 2 hours or so, the cruise ferries take about 3.5 hours.

I know that different people have different preferences but ours is the Ulysses from Holyhead to Dublin Port. It takes 3.5 hours but is a lovely vessel. The drive down to Holyhead is spectacular. Mountains to your left, the sea to your right.

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