Rosslare to Cherbourg Ferry

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This is a popular route between North Western France and Ireland and offers a fantastic opportunity to travel to the heart of both of these countries.

There are other routes available between these two countries but some require a change in ferries part way through your trip. This can be a good thing but if you want a direct route from Rosslare to Cherbourg then Stena Line is the only operator to offer this route.

This is the easiest way to travel and with no luggage limits and the options to take your pets and your vehicles is the obvious choice!

Rosslare to Cherbourg Prices

You can travel between these two countries with a vehicle from just £165! This is amongst the lowest ferry fares available between Ireland and France!

Foot passengers can also take this option as an affordable and more comfortable solution than a flight and costs start at £60 per person on a one-way basis or £120 return

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  • From £165 single, car & driver
  • Foot passenger just £60

Upgrades Available on this Route

There are three crossings per week available for you to choose from and each crossing takes around 18 – 20 hours dependent on the route and conditions.

While you are on board you can make the most of your cabin to rest in and then enjoy the lounge areas, many food and drink options and of course the shopping and children’s facilities available to you.

If that wasn’t enough you can also enjoy free movies and wifi!

  •  Book yourself a cabin from just £102 per person. This will give you a great place to sleep, relax and enjoy in private. Each cabin is en-suite and a standard cabin gives you enough comfort to relax in but doesn’t include the extras such as windows or televisions.
  • Upgrade your cabin to Captains Class. With this cabin you get a window to make the most of those sea views, a television, sitting area, fridge and complimentary soft drinks and fruit.
  • If you don’t want to book a cabin then book yourself a reclining seat so you can relax in a comfortable seat for your journey.
  • Upgrade yourself to Stena Plus to have access to an exclusive lounge area with an extra menu available. You get complimentary drinks and snacks too!
  • You can purchase a wifi pass onboard to help you stay connected during your trip.
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Why Sail Rosslare to Cherbourg?

If you want a direct route between these two countries then this is one of the best options for you to choose.

Other routes are available and routes using other ferry operators are available but these have a ferry change part-way through the journey.

Obviously, the most direct route with no changes is the best option for many people which is what makes this such a great choice.

For those travelling from the furthest South areas of Ireland this is an obvious choice as it is far closer than a trip to Dublin to make the journey from there.

Rosslare is easily reached by car, train and coach making it a great option to either arrive at or depart from and with the beauty of Southern Ireland on its doorstep.


The timetables shown are just a guide. Be sure to double check your sailing times before your book.

Typical Rosslare to Cherbourg Ferry Crossing Times

Cherbourg to Rosslare

Wednesday 21:00Thursday 16:00
Friday 20:30Saturday 12:30
Sunday 15:00Monday 08:15

Rosslare to Cherbourg

Tuesday 21:30Wednesday 16:15
Thursday 20:30Friday 16:00
Saturday 16:30Sunday 10:30

*Times may be subject to change. Check the times when you book and before you travel.

FAQ Rosslare to Cherbourg

Some frequently asked questions about the Rosslare to Cherbourg ferry route.

Your booking and travel details will be given to you when you book and for your convenience the check in details are printed on your e-ticket. These vary from port to port so make sure you refer to your ticket and give yourself plenty of time.

Wifi is available on most ferry crossings! Helping you to keep connected and busy whilst on your crossing.

You can certainly bring your pet! We have dog kennel cabins available for you to book to ensure their comfort during the trip.

There are a variety of food options available on the Stenaline ferry including the Metropolitan Bar & Grill, Taste restaurant, coffee shop and if you choose to upgrade to Stena plus you can relax in the luxury lounge and access a further menu.

You don’t have to, you could book a reclining seat instead but it is definitely recommended on longer ferry trips that you book yourself a cabin to retire to when you would like to rest and to have some privacy.

Crossings take between 18 and 20 hours depending on the crossing you choose. You have three crossings to choose from a week.

None. Unlike airports, your baggage allowance is determined by how much you can get in your vehicle!

Onboard shopping is available and you can find yourself some bargains with up to 50% off high street prices.

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