Rosslare to Cherbourg Ferry

The Rosslare Cherbourg ferry route connects Ireland with France and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Irish Ferries service runs up to 2 times per week with a sailing duration of around 17 hours 30 minutes while the Stena Line service runs up to 5 times per week with a duration from 17 hr.

So that’s a combined 7 sailings on offer per week on the Rosslare Cherbourg route between Ireland and France. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

Route and port details

Rosslare to Cherbourg Ferry Alternatives

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Ireland to France page.

Rosslare - Cherbourg Ferry Operators

  • Irish Ferries
    • 2 Sailings Weekly 17 hr 30 min
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  • Stena Line
    • 5 Sailings Weekly 17 hr
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Average Rosslare Cherbourg Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Rosslare Cherbourg route is a car and 2 passengers.

Rosslare Cherbourg Ferry reviews

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  • "Excellent family ship"

    Excellent ship all round except for the cleanliness of the toilets. My 7 year old went to the toilet only to have walked all over human faeces. I went in to the toilets and it was everywhere and i mean everywhere. One hour later i went back to check and it had not been cleaned despite me telling someone unboard. My daughter was very distressed and her shoes and socks were distroyed. I was very annoyed at this. We had to bin her footwear and shower her. I was on a Stena ship last week and there was a cleaner in tge toilets every 15 minutes as my wife and i were sitting opposite the entrance. If the cleanilness improved unboard Irish ferries they would get 5 out of 5 but we had a traumatic ecperience and would question whether to travel again

    'Deirdre' travelled Rosslare Cherbourg with Irish Ferries on Oscar Wilde

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  • "Efficient service"

    The ferry journey from Rosslare to Cherbourg was great. It saved us driving through Scotland and England to get to the south of France. Well worth it. As a disabled passenger, I was disappointed to not have access outside. Also, I found it bothersome to have to ask for a key to the disabled toilet when I wanted to go. How about installing RADAR locks in order to make the toilets open to disabled customers only?

    'Diarmuid' travelled Rosslare Cherbourg with Stena Line on Stena Horizon

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  • "Great start and end to our holiday !"

    Great sailing, very helpful staff, Fernando went out of his way to help us and also a girl on the way home. My sons loved everything about the boat. 1st class service - thank-you stena line!

    'Anonymous' travelled Rosslare Cherbourg with Stena Line on Stena Horizon

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  • "N. Ireland to France, the easy way"

    A very relaxing, stress free way of getting to France from N. Ireland, without the need to use the ridiculously priced ferries to Cairnryan and then drive 500 miles down through England. The timing of departure and arrival makes is compatible with onward journeys and makes the crossing seem to pass quickly. Cabin clean and reasonably comfortable. Would definitely travel this way again.

    'William' travelled Rosslare Cherbourg with Stena Line on Stena Horizon

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Rosslare Guide

The Irish village of Rosslare, or Rosslare Strand to give it is full name, is a coastal resort and port located in County Wexford, Ireland. Separating Wexford Harbour from the North Sea is a long sandspit which stretches north from Rosslare which until the 1920's stretched for many more miles north. At one point the spit almost reached Raven Point, giving Wexford Harbour and very narrow mouth. However, a storm breached the spit during the winter of 1924-25 and was thereafter gradually washed away. Located at the end of the spit was Rosslare Fort which is now abandoned. All that remains is a small island visible at low tide.

The village is supposed to be the sunniest in Ireland and has been a popular tourist resort for at least the last 100 years. The town's beach has been awarded a Blue Flag and therefore attracts many bathers and families.

The town's modern port has good passenger facilities and provides ferry services to Pembroke, with a crossing time of around 4 hours, Fishguard, 3 hours and 30 minutes and Cherbourg and Roscoff in France. Passenger facilities include a restaurant, a bar, children's play area and a waiting area.

Cherbourg Guide

The town and port of Cherbourg is located on the Cotentin Peninsular in the Manche department of Normandy in the north west of France. The town's port is perhaps best known as a cross channel port serving ferries travelling between the United Kingdom and France. One of the most popular attractions in the town is the Museum T. Henry which was founded in 1831 following a donation of more than 160 paintings by Henry, commissioner of the Royal Museums. Today, the museum has a collection of 300 paintings by French, Dutch and Italian artists stretching back from the present day to the Middle Ages. Contained in the collection are "The Ascent to Calvary" by Murrillo, "Christ Died" which is attributed to Filippino Lippi, and the "Conversion of St. Augustine" by Beato Angelico.

Also in the town and popular with visitors is the 12th century Abbey du Voeu which was dedicated to the Virgin. The church was consecrated in 1181, during the reign of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, who were present at the ceremony.

Ferry services from the port depart to Poole and Portsmouth in England and to Rosslare in Ireland.