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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) 🇫🇷 France, 🇮🇪 Ireland, 🇬🇧 Wales
Sailings Up to 2 times per week
Duration 14 Hours
Distance 312 miles, 500 km
2p+Car+Return in our estimation € 338
Operated by Brittany Ferries

The Roscoff-Cork ferry takes you from Ireland to French Bretagne (Roscoff) in 14 to 15 hours. This crossing is operated by Brittany Ferries and departs twice a week. It is a night crossing that is often sold out, so book well in advance.

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Ferry to Roscoff-Cork

The Cherbourg-Rosslare crossing is a relatively fast crossing between France and Ireland. If you seek more alternatives for this route, check out our two guides: Ferry from France to Ireland and Ferry from Ireland to France.

From Cherbourg, two ferry companies are operating on this route to Rosslare. Brittany Ferries sail on this crossing, bringing 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.

Helpful guidance for this ferry service from Brittany Ferries

Ferry Roscoff-Cork costs

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

  • Tickets are available from Brittany Ferries for €66 for one person without a car and a single journey.
  • A crossing with a car and two people in a high season quickly costs somewhere around €338-

The prices of the boat tickets are very dependent on the season and the crowds, as you can see above. Make sure to book well in advance as the ferries to France and Ireland are often fully booked. Especially the Friday ferries to Roscoff are often sold out.

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Availability and prices

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

Schedule Roscoff-Cork

The ferry to Roscoff and Cork sails twice a week in both directions. Check the exact departure times in both directions in the booking module.


  • Night sailing with a departure on Tuesday and arrival on Thursday (sailing time 14 hours)
  • Night sailing with departure on Friday and arrival on Saturday (sailing time 14 hours)

Departure times are usually at 19:30. The arrival may vary, but it is generally around 9:30 am.


  • Night sailing with departure on Saturday and arrival on Sunday (sailing time 15 hours)
  • Night sailing with departure on Wednesday and arrival on Thursday (sailing time 15 hours)
  • From Cork to Roscoff, the ferries mainly depart at 4:00 p.m. and arrive the following day is Roscoff around 07:00 – 08:00

Sail time Roscoff-Cork

14 – 15 hours crossing with an overnight cabin

On board the ferry

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

Brittany Ferries sails on the route from France to Ireland on the Cork to Roscoff route and back. On this crossing, you'll be boarding the Brittany Ferries flagship Pont-Aven or the Armorique. Aboard the Pont-Aven you can enjoy a broad choice of comfortable cabins, restaurants, shops and entertainment like the swimming pool.

This (and more) can be expected on the Pont-Aven and Armorique ferries:

  • Restaurant and dining
  • Bar
  • Lounges
  • Spa treatment

  • Shopping
  • Sun deck
  • Games Planet
  • Computer games room

  • Cinema's
  • Programme of Children's entertainment
  • Children's play area

Port information

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


Roscoff terminal address:

Port du Bloscon, 29688 Roscoff, France


Cork terminal address:

Ferry Port, Ringport Business Park, Co. Cork

Frequently Asked Questions Cork-Roscoff Ferry

Which ferry companies sail on the Roscoff-Cork crossing?

The ferries between Cork and Roscoff are operated by Brittany Ferries.

How long does the crossing take?

The distance covered by the ferry between Roscoff and Cork is approximately 498 km (as the crow flies). The travel time of the ferry is around: 14 to 15 hours.

How often does the ferry go?

Brittany Ferries sails twice a week on the crossing between Southern Ireland and French Brittany.

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.