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

Destination(s) 🇫🇷 France, 🇮🇪 Ireland, 🇬🇧 Wales
Sailings Up to 5 times per week
Duration 19 Hours
Distance 324 miles, 520 km
2p+Car+Return in our estimation $ 935
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Irish Ferries takes you on this crossing from Cherbourg (Normandy, France) to Dublin (Ireland) in about 19 hours. The ferry sails back and forth between France and Ireland up to 5 times per week and when you book well in advance you can often find a nice discount.

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Dublin Cherbourg

Ferry to Dublin and Cherbourg

The Cherbourg-Dublin crossing is a relatively fast crossing between France and Ireland. This ferry has a flexible schedule during summer, with up to 5 weekly sailings from France to Ireland back and forth. From November onwards, it sails 3 times per week on a regular basis. Travelling by ferry to France from Dublin and vice versa is a convenient and comfortable way of travelling.

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

Ferry Cherbourg-Dublin costs

If you want to travel by ferry to Cherbourg or Dublin, you can expect the following prices:

  • Tickets are available from Irish Ferries for €278. That is for 1 person with a car and a single journey not in peak season.
  • A crossing with a car and 2 people in a high season quickly costs somewhere around €935,-

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

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In peak season, there are up to 5 sailings per week from Cherbourg to Dublin with a flexible schedule. The departing time is always 16:30, though. In off-season, the sailing schedule is more regular, with 3 weekly sailings on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

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.

Irish ferries have up to 5 departures per week in peak season in both directions.

From Cherbourg to Dublin

  • Departure Cherbourg: 16:30
  • Arrival Dublin: 10:45

The crossing from Cherbourg to Dublin normally takes around 19 hours.

From Dublin to Cherbourg

  • Departure Dublin: 16:00
  • Arrival Cherbourg: 11:30

Sail time Cherbourg – Dublin

19 hours crossing with an overnight cabin

On board the ferry

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

Irish Ferries sails with the Epsilon and the W.B. Yeats on this crossing. These ferries take you in about 19 hours from the European mainland to Dublin. It is a one-night crossing so when you book you can choose a cabin of your choice with your crossing.


  • Boylan’s Brasserie – Sample menu
  • Café Lafayette – Sample Menu

  • Java Republic Served onboard
  • Small onboard shop for your travel essentials

  • Café Lafayette – full bar service
  • Free WiFi onboard

W.B. Yeats

  • Lady Gregory Restaurant
  • Boylan's Brasserie

  • Cafe / Bar
  • On board shopping

  • Comfortable cabins
  • Free WiFi onboard

Port information

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


Cherbourg terminal address:

50100 Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, Frankrijk


Dublin terminal address:
North Dock, Dublin, Ireland.

Frequently Asked Questions Cherbourg-Dublin Ferry

Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferries between Dublin and Cherbourg are operated by Irish Ferries.

How long does the crossing take?

The distance covered by the ferry between Cherbourg and Dublin is approximately 522 km (as the crow flies). The travel time of the ferry is around: 19 hours.

How often does the ferry go?

Irish Ferries sails around 5 times per week in peak season crossing Dublin and Cherbourg.

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. Keep in mind that countries often have special rules for pets that are taken across borders.

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