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Dublin to Cherbourg Ferry

The Dublin Cherbourg ferry route connects Ireland with France. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Irish Ferries. This ferry to France crossing operates up to 4 times each week with sailing durations from around 18 hours.

Dublin Cherbourg sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from Ireland to France page.
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Dublin - Cherbourg Route summary
Departure Country Ireland
Destination Country France
No. of Operators 1
Operators Irish Ferries
Average Price £503*
Average Weekly Sailings 3
Average Sailing Duration 18h 28m
Fastest Sailing Duration 18h 0m
First Ferry 16:00
Last Ferry 18:30
Distance 353 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg?

    The ferry crossing time from Dublin to Cherbourg is approximately 18h 30m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.
  • How much is the ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg?

    Dublin to Cherbourg ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg is £335.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Dublin to Cherbourg?

    There is 1 ferry operator for Dublin to Cherbourg and this is
    • Irish Ferries
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Dublin to Cherbourg?

    Book ferries from Dublin to Cherbourg through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg?

    Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Dublin to Cherbourg with
    • Irish Ferries
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Dublin to Cherbourg with
    • Irish Ferries
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Dublin to Cherbourg?

    Yes, pets are permitted onboard the ferry. You may need a pet passport. Please read the ferry operators pet guidelines. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
    • Irish Ferries
  • How far is Cherbourg from Dublin?

    The distance between Dublin to Cherbourg is approximately 353 nautical Miles.

Dublin Cherbourg Ferry reviews

  • "Lovely ferry not enough cabins"

    Our experience on boarding was very chaotic. It took forever to park up. I could not seem to change my booking online from reclining chair to booking a cabin. After boarding we found out all the cabins were full. Having said that the staff were all very friendly and helpful, saying no one had expected such a busy crossing. Everything was kept exceptionally clean including the toilets being regularly checked. the breakfast was fine for me on a full breakfast, but my wife only has cereal, which was a tiny prepacked special K. You have to buy a bottle of milk to use and with a banana was vastly overpriced for her small bowl. Getting off took an hour in Dublin. I can only assume the delays at both ends were due to such a large amount of cars traveling. So mixed views. I hope if I use them again I can get a cabin and have a smoother journey.

    'W.B. Yeats' travelled on W.B. Yeats

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  • "Good service"

    Nice clean, modern vessel. Decent facilities and staff that know the correct way to secure a motorcycle.

    'W.B. Yeats' travelled on W.B. Yeats

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  • "Easy to use"

    I booked the day before I travelled as I wasnt sure I would be taking the car or a motorbike. In the end I took the motorbike (although the weather wasnt very kind) and sailed on the Epsilon going over and the Swift on the way back. Easy to book and only had to be there half an hour before sailing with Irish Ferries. Have used in the passed and will use again. The Epsilon is a bit basic but its got seating and hot food, The Swift is a bit better with the seating and quicker so if your budget allows, go for the Swift.

    'Epsilon' travelled on Epsilon

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  • "Efficient and competent"

    travelled in comfort. good seating. lovely friendly staff. very efficient. prompt departure. arrived on time. Irish Ferries always good.Clean, lots of facilities.

    'Epsilon' travelled on Epsilon

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Dublin Guide

The Irish city of Dublin is the capital of Ireland and lies in the province of Leinster on the east coast of Ireland, at the mouth of the River Liffey. Dating back to the Viking age, Dublin began to rapidly expand in the 17th century. Today, the city attracts millions of visitors every year to experience everything the city has to offer. One of Dublin's oldest monuments is the 13th century Dublin Castle which was founded after the Norman invasion. Trinity College, Dublin is also a popular visitor destination in order to see the Book of Kells which is an illustrated manuscript created by Irish monks in around 800 AD. One of the most photographed sights in Dublin is the Ha'penney Bridge which is an old iron footbridge that spans the River Liffey. This is considered to be one of Dublin's most iconic landmarks.

Dublin Port is the busiest passenger ferry port in Ireland, serving 1.5 million passengers per year to destinations in the UK and Europe. The port has three terminals and lies at the mouth of the River Liffey, which is under 3 km from the city centre.

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.

Dublin to Cherbourg Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 27/11/2023 and 03/12/2023

Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Irish Ferries 18:30 13:30 19 hours Sat

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