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.
Ferry to Bilbao and Rosslare
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 will sail again from 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.
Timetable, availability, and compare prices
Booking your ferry tickets has never been easier! With our online booking module, you can easily find and book your desired ferry crossing from Ireland to Spain in just a few clicks. Enter your travel dates and destination; the system will show you all available options. You can choose the ferry from Rosslare to Bilbao that best suits your needs and budget. It’s that simple!
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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.
Ferry prices depend on the season and crowds. View the current prices in the booking engine
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
|Wednesday||10:15||15:00||One-night crossing - arrival on Thursday|
|Friday||23:00||08:00||Two-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
|Thursday||17:45||20:30||One-night crossing - arrival on Friday|
|Sunday||12:00||16:00||One-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
- Comfortable huts
- Indoor Kids play area
- Interactive games
- Free WiFi onboard
To get to the departure port, use the address and follow the signs to the terminal when you arrive.
Puerto de Bilbao, Muelle A3, Pais Vasco, Zierbena, 48508, Spain
Rosslare Europort, Ballygillane Big, Rosslare Harbour, Co. Wexford, Ireland
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