Cherbourg to Ireland Ferry
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There are currently 2 ferry routes connecting Cherbourg and Ireland, with services from Cherbourg to Dublin and Rosslare. On average, there are a combined number of 8 crossings per week between Cherbourg and Ireland, which are operated by Irish Ferries and Stena Line. The shortest and longest crossings from Cherbourg to Ireland are both to Rosslare with Stena Line, with crossing times ranging from 17 hours to 19 hours 30 minutes.
The above information is a basic summary on the services between Cherbourg and Ireland. We recommend using our Ferry Search to find live ferry information and the latest prices.
The town of Cherbourg is the second largest in the Normandy region and has always been an important naval base from the Napoleonic times. It is one of the largest artificial harbours in the world serving as a major commercial, fishing and military port.
Normandy boasts of a spectacular rugged coastline dotted with many beautiful sandy beaches. Although not the prettiest of the towns of Normandy, Cherbourg has an important historic past and a number of attractions like the Fort du Roule from the top of which there is a panoramic view of the city, Cité de la Mer (an Aquarium) , a Renaissance style Ravalet Château and many war memorials commemorating the Second World War.
Life in Cherbourg revolves around its seafaring traditions and there are many local and hypermarkets in and around the town for those who want to stock up. During the summer, various festivals are held in the Plage Verte Park and there are many good restaurants, bars and cafés at the portside and in the town itself.
Ireland is rightly one of Europe's most popular tourist destinations. With a majestic countryside and vibrant modern cities full of culture and life, Ireland really is a dream destination.
Take a ferry to Ireland to discover a country that embraces its heritage and a new, vibrant culture. The countryside is beautiful and is criss-crossed with silver streams, lazy rivers, hidden lakes and peaceful canals. It has a vibrant and dynamic capital, Dublin where some of the friendliest locals and the greatest nightlife in Europe will ensure you have an unforgettable time.
Now that the political troubles of the '70s, '80s and '90s are behind it, Ireland is growing in popularity with ports like Dublin, Dun Laoghaire, Rosslare and Belfast (in Northern Ireland) being the gateway to the country that is known as the 'emerald isle' because of its lush greenery.
Throughout the country, there is trout and salmon fishing for anglers. Canals, rivers and larger lakes can be explored from the banks or from hired boats. You are never more than 80 miles from the sea and a coastline offering golden, sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs, hidden harbours and bays. The Irish countryside is also famous its winding roads and pretty cottages. Getting lost in the Irish countryside can truly be a pleasurable experience!