3 direct crossings to Ireland from France
If you're looking for a ferry from France directly to Ireland you've found the right page. On this page you can find information about the various routes from France to Ireland by boat.
You can conveniently use our handy ferry map to find out which crossing makes the most sense for your trip.
Comparing the different ferry crossings can be interesting as some boats sail much faster and others are cheaper.
Also, can a combination of 2 different routes save you easily a lot of money?
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Map with all ferry routes to Ireland from France
Ferries to Ireland from France
The ferries from France to Ireland are particular popular during peak / summer season. A lot of Irish tourists will be returning via this crossing from a well deserved vacation but it's also an interesting route for Europeans looking to visit Ireland and travel by ferry. From Spain there is a direct ferry to Ireland but for example from the Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Belgium and Italy there aren't so then the ferry route from France to Ireland can be an interesting way of travelling to Ireland.
The ferries to Ireland from France are the following:
Depending on where you need or want to be in Ireland you could choose for a ferry on one of these routes. On all ferries you can take the car and in most cases it is a night crossing.
The shortest crossing is the crossing from Roscoff to Cork which takes you to Ireland from France in around 14 hours over the Channel and the Irish Sea.
Taking the ferry from the European mainland to Ireland is a comfortable way of starting your vacation, and it's also handy if you want to take your car along on vacation.
France ⇔ Ireland
Ferries to Dublin from France
France ⇔ Dublin
Traveling through Ireland
Due to a big rise in car rental costs in Ireland, the best way to travel in Ireland is by train or bringing your own car on the ferry to Ireland. Ireland's good rail grid offers reliable intercity links between the urban city centers. Irish Rail operates these trains on which you can get a neat discount by buying a leap card.
Bringing your own car on the ferry is one of the other options, this is in most cases a lot cheaper than renting a car in Ireland.
In Dublin, you can also travel with the luas (a modern-day tram service). Then there is also the option to travel by bike or public/private buses throughout the country. The Leap card also works for Irish Buses.
Frequently Asked Questions ferry France to Ireland
The cheapest crossing is the ferry from Roscoff to Cork. It is a crossing of Brittany Ferries. This is also the shortest crossing. A one way ticket for 1 person without a car is around €72, this is without a cabin, but with a sleeping seat. With a cabin the price doubles to approx €150,-.
The shortest crossing is between Cork and Roscoff. This ferry sails a distance of approximately 475 kilometers
This crossing takes you in about 14 hours to Ireland and vice versa. It is a comfortable way of traveling from the European mainland to Ireland.