Which route is right for you?

Want the most direct journey to your destination in France or Spain so you can spend less time (and money) on driving and more time enjoying your holiday? Want a fantastic choice of routes from ports in the UK that are convenient for you to get to? Want excellent restaurants, elegant bars, family fun, comfy cabins and more? Then we're sure to have the right route for you. Choose yours below and enjoy your journey.

What's your destination? 

Roscoff, France

Roscoff is a charming destination for a short break by the sea. It’s also the perfect gateway into Brittany to explore a region full of picturesque countryside and stunning coastline. Head south into Pays de Loire. Choose Roscoff for:

  • Brittany
  • The Atlantic coast of the Loire
  • The Vendée
Cherbourg, France

Cherbourg on the Cotentin Peninsula is great for getting away from it all. With lots of dramatic coastline and rugged terrain, there’s space to enjoy the fresh air. Perfect for exploring Normandy and beyond. Choose Cherbourg for:

  • Normandy
  • Loire Valley
  • Paris
Bilbao, northern Spain

Bilbao in Pais Vasco, or the Basque Country, is a vibrant city with lots to see and do. It’s also perfect for exploring Spain’s northern coast that is filled with beautiful medieval towns, majestic mountains and stunning beaches. Choose Bilbao for:

  • Pais Vasco
  • Cantabria
  • Castilla y Léon

Getting there


Live in the southern counties of Ireland? Our port for Cork, at Ringaskiddy, is your best bet. Setting sail on our flagship, Pont-Aven, you'll arrive in Roscoff for your onward journey in Brittany and beyond.


Live close to Dublin? Rosslare is your port of choice as it’s just an hour’s drive from the capital. Perfect for those living in central Ireland, we operate ferries to both France and Spain from Rosslare.


Irish ferry services to France & Spain

Sail to France from Ireland

Cork to Roscoff Book
Rosslare to Cherbourg Book

Sail to Spain from Ireland

Rosslare to Bilbao Book

Get closer to your holiday destination in Brittany, Normandy, the Loire, and Western France with Brittany Ferries’ routes.

Pick from a choice of sailing times with sailings to France three times a week and twice weekly sailings to Spain. Travel overnight with cabins and reserved seating options so you can choose the best way to travel for you.


Set sail with Brittany Ferries to lush and vibrant Northern Spain and avoid the busy crowds in the South (and the busy plane journey). You can relax with a full day on ship - because your holiday starts as soon as you get on board.