Ferry from Rosslare to Bilbao

Tickets, Prices & Schedules

Looking for ways to travel between Ireland and Spain? Discover the Rosslare - Bilbao ferry route on Ferryhopper and learn how to travel between the two countries easily, smoothly and conveniently.

Ferry schedules from Rosslare to Bilbao

Is there a ferry from Rosslare to Bilbao?

Yes, direct ferries to Bilbao from Rosslare are available around 2 times per week, usually every Wednesday and Friday. All ferry crossings are operated by the company Brittany Ferries.

What’s the ferry schedule from Rosslare to Bilbao?

The earliest ferry crossing to Bilbao from Rosslare is scheduled for 08:00 in the morning, arriving at around 13:45 the following day.

As for the last scheduled departure, the ferry leaves Rosslare just before midnight and arrives at the Spanish port of Bilbao 2 days after, at 08:00 in the morning.

Ferry Tickets, Offers & Discounts

How much is the ferry from Rosslare to Bilbao?

The cost of a standard ferry ticket for the Rosslare - Bilbao route starts at around €123. The final cost may vary depending on the available offers and discounts, vehicle selection and accommodation type.


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Ferry Route Info

How long is the ferry ride from Rosslare to Bilbao?

Traveling between the Irish port of Rosslare and the Spanish port of Bilbao takes around 29-32 hr, depending on the schedule you’ve chosen.

Is there a high-speed ferry from Rosslare to Bilbao?

The ferry route to Bilbao is operated by conventional ferries. The fastest crossing from Rosslare lasts around 29 hr.

What’s the distance between Rosslare and Bilbao?

The distance between Rosslare and Bilbao is approximately 632 nautical miles (around 1170 km).

Ferry Trip Tips

Useful tips for your ferry trip to Bilbao from Rosslare

To make the most of your ferry trip to Bilbao, check out our top travel tips below:

  • We recommend arriving at Rosslare Europort early in advance to avoid potential delays and overcrowding, especially in the high-season months.
  • Check also ferry connections to the ports of Ireland on our dedicated Ireland ferry guide.
  • Make sure to add our complete Bilbao travel guide to your reading and discover what to do and see in northern Spain!

Where to take the ferry from Rosslare to Bilbao

The port of Rosslare is known as Rosslare Europort, situated in the village of Rosslare Harbour. You can easily get there by train, bus or car from other points of interest in Ireland, such as Dublin Airport and Wexford.

Once you get to the port of Rosslare, you can find all the basic visitor amenities, as well as interesting attractions, like Kirwan’s Garden.

Am I allowed to travel from Rosslare to Bilbao?

Yes, traveling from Rosslare to Bilbao by ferry is allowed. Before your trip, check the latest updates on Covid-19 and ferry travel between Ireland and Spain, and get ready for your trip.

Can I travel on the ferry from Rosslare to Bilbao with a car?

Yes, the ferries traveling between Rosslare and Bilbao allow the transport of vehicles. This is a great way to bring along your vehicle and explore northern Spain at your leisure.

Ferry luggage

There are no specific luggage policies when traveling with Brittany Ferries. However, it is recommended to carry a maximum of 2 pieces of luggage weighing up to 20 kg. 

The luggage must be taken by yourself from and on board, as there are no luggage carts.


You can choose among different types of cabins when traveling with Brittany Ferries. We suggest, however, that you plan your trip early in advance, as there might be limited availability.

Pet travel

You can bring along your pet when traveling with Brittany Ferries. Keep in mind that pets are not allowed in public areas and should remain in your vehicle throughout the ferry trip to Bilbao.

Make sure to book tickets for your pet before the trip and carry with you any necessary documents and supplies for a smooth ferry trip to Spain.

Where can I book cheap ferry tickets from Rosslare to Bilbao?

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