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This ferry is operated by Brittany Ferries. Always check the prices before booking and the latest travel information before departure.

Destination(s) 🇮🇪 Ireland, 🇪🇸 Spain
Sailings Up to 2 times per week
Duration 18 Hours
Distance 1031 km, 642 miles
2p+Car+Return in our estimation € 496
Operated by Brittany Ferries
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Since early November 2022 onwards the ferry from Ireland to Spain and vice versa started sailing sailing. The direct ferry between Bilbao and Rosslare is ideal when you want to travel to Spain and want to bring your own transport or want to enjoy an early start to your vacation. You can either sail with a one-night or two-night crossing from Rosslare to Bilbao with Brittany Ferries. there are 2 crossings back and forth every week on this connection.

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Ferry from Rosslare to Bilbao

A ferry from to Spain from Ireland? Yes! There is a direct ferry between Northern Spain and Rosslare in the South of Ireland on a 2-hour drive from Dublin. Brittany Ferries is operating this crossing between Spain and Ireland. This ferry connects you to Ireland and vice versa from the Basque region in Spain.

From Bilbao, this is an easy start to your vacation in Spain while bringing your transport. Bilbao is a Basque town and houses the Guggenheim Museum. It is a vibrant city with lots to do. Rosslare is a port city in the Southeastern tip of Ireland and an excellent hub to travel further inwards Ireland. This ferry started sailing again in the early start of November 2022.

All sailings are at least one-night crossing; travelling on the weekend with this ferry often means a two night-crossing.

Also from the UK there are several direct crossings to Spain.

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On this page, you will find information and tips about this ferry service from Brittany Ferries

Ferry Rosslare-Bilbao costs (Ireland – Spain)

If you want to travel by ferry to Bilbao or Rosslare, you can expect the following prices:

  • Tickets are available from Brittany Ferries for €227. That is for 1 person with a car and a single journey in a cabin (off-season)
  • A crossing with a car and 2 people in a high season quickly costs somewhere around €496,-

The prices of the ferry tickets depend on the season and the crowds, as you can see above. Book early to get the most benefit.

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Schedule Rosslare-Bilbao (Ireland to Spain)

There are two sailings per week from Ireland to Spain and vice versa. There are several departures throughout the week. So you can fit this ferry into your travel schedule quite well. Check the exact departure times in both directions in the booking module.

Brittany Ferries crossings from Rosslare to Bilbao

Every Wednesday and Friday, the ferry departs from Ireland to Spain.

Ferry Rosslare to Bilbao

The ferry from Rosslare to Bilbao has 2 crossings every week
DayDepartureArrivalType crossing
Wednesday10:1515:00One-night crossing - arrival on Thursday
Friday23:0008:00Two-night crossing - arrival on Sunday

The crossing from Rosslare to Bilbao typically takes around 29 hours.

Brittany Ferries crossings from Bilbao to Rosslare

Every Thursday and Sunday, the ferry leaves Bilbao back to Ireland

Ferry from Bilbao to Rosslare

This ferry from Spain to Ireland has 2 crossings every week
DayDepartureArrivalType crossing
Thursday17:4520:30One-night crossing - arrival on Friday
Sunday12:0016:00One-night crossing - arrival on Monday

On the way back, both options are one-night crossings.

Sail time Rosslare – Bilbao

28 hours crossing with an overnight cabin

From Rosslare to Bilbao with Brittany Ferries

On board the ferry

This (and more) can be expected on the Brittany Ferries ferries

Brittany Ferries sails with the Connemara, Salamanca, or Galicia on this route with an overnight sailing or even a 2-night crossing. The ferry brings you in just 28 hours to the Northern coast of Spain. As said before, this is a night crossing, so when you book, you can choose a cabin of your choice with your crossing.

  • Bars & Restaurants
  • Video on Demand
  • Decks: sun-deck & whale watching

  • Shopping
  • Comfortable huts
  • Indoor Kids play area

  • Interactive games
  • Free WiFi onboard

Port information

To get to the departure port, use the address and follow the signs to the terminal when you arrive.


Bilbao terminal address:

Puerto de Bilbao, Muelle A3, Pais Vasco, Zierbena, 48508, Spain


Rosslare terminal address:
Rosslare Europort, Ballygillane Big, Rosslare Harbour, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Frequently Asked Questions ferry, Rosslare-Bilbao

Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferry between Rosslare and Bilbao is operated by Brittany Ferries

How long does the crossing take?

The distance the ferry covers between Bilbao and Rosslare is approximately 1031 km (as the crow flies). The travel time of the ferry is around 29 hours.

How often does the ferry go?

Brittany Ferries sails two times per week on the crossing from Spain to Ireland

Can I bring my pet on board?

Yes, almost on all ferry routes, you can bring your pet (dogs, cats, and ferrets). On short crossings, they stay in the vehicle, and on longer crossings are often kennels available or special cabins where you can bring your pet. Remember that countries often have special rules for pets that are taken across borders.

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