Rosslare to Bilbao ferries

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.

This route has replaced our Cork to Santander route to get from Ireland to Spain and has 2 sailings in a week in both directions. Until 25 March, sailings will depart Rosslare every Monday and Friday. After 25 March, outward sailings from Rosslare will depart on Wednesdays and Fridays. 

Step on board our économie ship, Kerry, for either an overnight or 2-night sailing.

Sailing times

All sailings will enjoy at least one night on board. In March, set sail from Rosslare on Mondays at 23:30 for a 2-night crossing arriving into Bilbao at 08:00 on Wednesday morning. Or choose a Friday sailing at the same times to arrive in Bilbao on Sunday morning.

From 25 March onwards, our Monday sailings switch to Wednesdays at 11:00 for an overnight crossing arriving into Bilbao at 16:00 on Thursday. Our Friday sailings will remain unchanged. 

Rosslare to Bilbao sailings
Dates Day Depart Arrive
28 Feb - 25 Mar 2020 Monday 23:30* 08:00
25 Mar - 30 Oct 2020 Wednesday 11:00 16:00
28 Feb - 30 Oct 2020 Friday 23:30* 08:00

*2 night sailing. All times are local time

Return to Rosslare on an overnight sailing from Bilbao on a Thursday or Sunday. Set sail at 12:00 on a Thursday to arrive back in Rosslare at 15:00 on a Friday or choose our Sunday sailings at 12:00 to arrive back in Ireland on Monday at 16:00.

Bilbao to Rosslare sailings
Dates Day Depart Arrive
28 Feb - 20 Oct 2020 Thursday 12:00 15:00
28 Feb - 30 Oct 2020 Sunday 12:00 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.