Ireland to Spain ferries

Bilbao is in the Basque region of Spain and has an exciting blend of modern and historical attractions to explore. It is also ideally positioned for accessing holiday destinations throughout Spain and southern France.

Rosslare to Bilbao ferries

Just 2 hours and 15 minutes from Dublin, Rosslare is the perfect departure for Spain if you live in Central Ireland.

Bilbao is an ideal entry point to Spain to explore the north of the country. Madrid is only a 4-hour drive and Barcelona is around 6 hours away.

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Ferries to Spain from Ireland

Book on our Irish site for a direct sailing from Ireland to Spain.

  • No-frills Brittany Ferries économie offers simple yet comfortable service
  • économie sailings from Rosslare twice a week
  • Convenient overnight sailings with a choice of comfortable cabins

Rosslare to Bilbao


Cruise overnight from Ireland to Spain on board our économie service. Sailing direct from Rosslare to Bilbao, our économie ferry offers great value and a great way of getting to Spain without all the hassles of flying.

The port at Rosslare is easily reached from much of Ireland and is just 2 hours and 15 minutes drive from Dublin.