Rosslare to Bilbao ferries

(COVID-19) Due to current circumstances, we have unfortunately had to consolidate some of our services. Check our sailing updates for the most up-to-date information on our routes and sailings.

Central Ireland to Spain

Live in Dublin? Or the north or east of Ireland? Then Rosslare to Bilbao is the perfect way to get to Spain with your car. Rosslare is just 2 hours and 15 minutes drive from Dublin.

Sailings from Rosslare depart on Wednesday mornings and Friday evenings. 

Step on board our économie ship, Kerry, for either an overnight or 2-night sailing. From November onwards, sailings will be on our économie ship, Etretat.

Sailing times

All sailings will enjoy at least one night on board. Our Wednesday sailings depart at 10:15 for an overnight crossing arriving into Bilbao at 15:00 on Thursday. Our Friday sailings depart at 23:00 for a two-night sailings that arrives in Bilbao at 08:00 on Sunday morning.

Return to Rosslare on an overnight sailing from Bilbao on a Thursday or Sunday. Set sail at 17:45 or 18:45 on a Thursday to arrive back in Rosslare at 20:30 on a Friday or choose our Sunday sailings at 12:00 to arrive back in Ireland on Monday at 16:00.

Fast access to Spain & the South of France

When you holiday with Brittany Ferries you can sail closer to your destination with a range of routes available so you can choose the port that's best for you and reduce your driving time in Spain. This mile-saving network means you'll be able to spend less on petrol, tolls and other travel expenses and you'll reach your destination faster.

  • Bilbao is ideally placed for fast access by road to Northern Spain or the South of France
  • Rosslare is on the eastern coast of central Ireland and has great road network links from Dublin and the North as well as the Midlands and the West.