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There are 3 ways to get from Holyhead to Tullamore by car ferry, car, train or bus

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Car ferry, drive  •  4h 28m

  1. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  2. Drive from Dublin to Tullamore

€45 - €55

2 alternative options

Car ferry, train  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  2. Take the train from Heuston to Tullamore Galway Service / ...

€47 - €60

Car ferry, bus  •  7h 21m

  1. Take the car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
  2. Take the bus from Dublin, Halfpenny Bridge to Tullamore, Classy Cloggs 845 / ...

Holyhead to Tullamore by car ferry, bus and train

The journey time between Holyhead and Tullamore is around 8h 2m and covers a distance of around 214 km. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 22m. Services are operated by Stena Line, Irish Ferries, Dublin Bus and others. Typically 30 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
8h 2m
Fastest journey time:
5h 22m
Journey distance:
214 km
Services per week:
30
Cheapest price:
€47
Carbon emissions:
23 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
02:40
Last service departs at:
14:45

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Holyhead to Tullamore car ferry, bus and train schedules

Car ferry services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
United Kingdom → Ireland
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International entry into Ireland from United Kingdom

  • Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom
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Allowed for: All visitors

Restricted for: There are no current restrictions

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Conditions of entry into Ireland from United Kingdom

  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
This applies to arrivals from United Kingdom
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
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  • Negative Covid-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival or 14-day mandatory self-quarantine
This doesn't apply to arrivals from: Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Uruguay and Zimbabwe
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing
This applies to arrivals from EU Schengen Area
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
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  • 14 day mandatory monitored quarantine
  • Negative COVID-19 test is required to end quarantine early. This test occurs on day 10 in quarantine
This applies to arrivals from Argentina, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eswatini, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Pakistan, Paraguay, Peru, Russia, Seychelles, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Uganda, Uruguay and Zimbabwe
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Rules to follow in Ireland

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Considerations leaving from United Kingdom

The official advice is to avoid non-essential international travel to high risk countries

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Yes, but conditions apply when entering Ireland from United Kingdom.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Tullamore is 1850 24 1850.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Tullamore is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Tullamore is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 1850 24 1850.

No, returning to United Kingdom from Ireland is currently allowed.

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Last updated: 1 Aug 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Holyhead to Tullamore is to car ferry and drive which costs £35 - £50 and takes 4h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Holyhead to Tullamore is to car ferry and drive which costs £35 - £50 and takes 4h 28m.

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The distance between Holyhead and Tullamore is 190 km.

The best way to get from Holyhead to Tullamore without a car is to car ferry and train which takes 6h 42m and costs £40 - £55.

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It takes approximately 4h 28m to get from Holyhead to Tullamore, including transfers.

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There are eight+ hotels available in Tullamore. Prices start at €87 per night.

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Map of how to get from Holyhead to Tullamore.
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  • Distance: 190.1 km
  • Duration: 4h 28m

What companies run services between Holyhead, Wales and Tullamore, IE-OY, Ireland?

There is no direct connection from Holyhead to Tullamore. However, you can take the car ferry to Dublin then take the drive to Tullamore. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Holyhead to Tullamore via Dublin, Ferry Terminal, stop 2270, Cumberland Road, Fitzwilliam Place, stop 909, Heuston Station, stop 4320, and Heuston in around 6h 42m.

Train operators
Bus operators
Kearns Transport
Phone
057 912 0124
Email
info@kearnstransport.com
Website
kearnstransport.com
Bus from Dublin, Halfpenny Bridge to Tullamore, Classy Cloggs
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
Kearns Transport
Ferry operators
Irish Ferries
Phone
+353 818 300 400
Email
info@irishferries.com
Website
irishferries.com
Car ferry from Holyhead to Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
€33 - €37
Website
Irish Ferries
Car
€120 - €140
On Foot
€33 - €37

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