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

Destination(s) šŸ‡«šŸ‡· France, šŸ‡®šŸ‡Ŗ Ireland
Sailings 4 times per week
Duration 18 Hours
Distance 274 miles, 440 km
2p+Car+Return in our estimation ā‚¬ 355
Operated by Brittany Ferries, Stena Line
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With both Stena Line and Brittany Ferries you can make the crossing to and from Cherbourg in French Normandy. There is a direct ferry connection between Rosslare and Cherbourg. If you're travelling to our from Dublin this is only a 2 hour drive away. With 4 sailings per week there is enough choice to make it fit your travel schedule.

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Ferry to Rosslare and Cherbourg

The Cherbourg-Rosslare crossing is a relatively fast crossing between France and Ireland. From Cherbourg you there are 2 ferry companies operating on this route to Rosslare. Both Stena Line and Brittany Ferries sail on this crossing that brings you in 18 hours from Normandy to Southern Ireland. Brittany Ferries also sails from Cork to France. It's a fast and comfortable way to travel to the Loire, Dordogne and the Atlantic coast in France.

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

Ferry Cherbourg-Rosslare costs

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

  • Tickets are available from Brittany Ferries and Stena Line from ā‚¬189. That is for 1 person with a car and a single journey in off season.
  • A crossing with a car and 2 people in high season quickly costs somewhere around ā‚¬355,-

The prices of the boat tickets are very dependent on the season and the crowds, as you can see above. Book early to get the most benefit.

Stena Live vs Brittany for ferry Cherbourg-Rosslare

Stena Line has more weekly sailings on the route Cherbourg to Rosslare on every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday a the Stena Horizon is sailing to France from Rosslare.

Because the prices of both ferry companies are close to each other, there is not a clear cheap option. It is therefore best to compare all departures by price and thus make the cheapest choice. You can do this conveniently via the Direct Ferries booking engine. You can then book directly, or purchase your tickets directly from Stena Line or Irish Ferries.

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Availability and prices

Ferry prices depend on the season and crowds. View the current prices in the booking engine


There are 4 sailings per week from Cherbourg to Rosslare. Brittany Ferries sails once a week on this crossing while Stena Line has 3 weekly ferries from Cherbourg to Rosslare 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 and Stena Line have a combined total of 4 departures per week in peak season in both directions.

Stena Line ferries from Rosslare to Cherbourg

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday the Stena Horizon sails towards France.

Tuesdays and thursdays:

  • Departure Rosslare: 21:00
  • Arrival Cherbourg: 16:00


  • Departure Rosslare: 21:45
  • Arrival Cherbourg: 16:45

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

From Cherbourg to Rosslare with Stena Line

Every Wednesday, Friday and Sunday the Stena Horizon sails towards Ireland.

Wednesdays & Fridays

  • Departure Rosslare: 21:00
  • Arrival Cherbourg: 16:00


  • Departure Rosslare: 15:00
  • Arrival Cherbourg: 09:00

Sail time Cherbourg – Rosslare

18 hours crossing with an overnight cabin

From Rosslare to Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries

Every monday you set sail from Rosslare at 20:00 or 18:30 and arrive the next day  (Tuesday) around noon in Cherbourg

Return sailings from Cherbourg to Rosslare set sail in the Tuesday afternoons and arrive the next day in Rosslare in the moning.

On board the ferry

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

Stena Line sails with the Stena Horizon on this route on an overnight sailing on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Brittany Ferries sails with the Connemare on an overnight sailing from Rosslare every Monday.

These ferries take you in about 18 hours from the European mainland to Ireland. It is a one night crossing so when you book you can choose a cabin of your choice with your crossing.

  • Coffee bar
  • Restaurants & Diners
  • Cinema & movies

  • Shopping
  • Comfortable huts
  • Happy world

  • Casino
  • Free WiFi onboard

Port information

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


CherbourgĀ terminal address:

50100 Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, Frankrijk


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

Frequently Asked Questions Cherbourg-Rosslare Ferry

Which ferry companies sail on this crossing?

The ferries between Rosslare and Cherbourg are operated by Brittany Ferries and Stena Line

How long does the crossing take?

The distance covered by the ferry between Cherbourg and Rosslare is approximately 441 km (as the crow flies). The travel time of the ferry is around: 18 hours.

How often does the ferry go?

Brittany Ferries and Stena Line combined sail 4 times per week in peak season on the crossing Rosslare 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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