Ferry Crossings from Roscoff to Cork

Brittany Ferries provide a ferry service taking you from the north western coast of France to Cork in Ireland. This journey takes on average, 14 hours and sails once a week (21.30 or 23.00 on Friday's).

Destination: Cork

Cork is situated in the south west of Ireland and is the largest of all the Irish counties and the third largest city. It has always been an important seaport, with the magnificent coastline scooped by the Atlantic into great bays. A very modern and dynamic town with popular suburbs, people like to meander in this beautiful town, where you£ll find yourself constantly crossing bridges (25 over the River Lee!). Some of the main streets are built over channels where ships bundled their anchor chains more than a century ago.

One of Cork£s most famous attractions is the Blarney Stone; kissed by many visitors every year. Tradition says that those who kiss the stone will receive the gift eloquence, so don't forget to kiss it when you visit!

Desmond Castle, the Bantry House and Gardens and the Cobh Heritage Centre are places to visit if you want to explore some of Cork£s history, as well as Charles Fort; a classic example of a star-shaped fort. It has five bastions and was built in the late 17th century.

Donerale Wildlife Park provides a large surface of parklands with deciduous trees and a number of deer herds. Or try the Fota Wildlife Park, in a rural setting where one can view rare and endangered wildlife in its surroundings which have been constructed as close as possible to their natural environment.

Seafood is popular in Cork and you will find that many pub menus include a seafood platter. You can find plenty of international food here as well, including Chinese, Mexican and Thai restaurants scattered around the city. Don£t forget to checkout the English Market, this indoor market offers a huge selection of food, from fish, cheese, meat and veg.


It is approximately 15 minutes walking to the Roscoff ferry terminal from the town centre and 20 minutes walk from both the bus and train stations.

Route Summary

Average Sailing Duration: 14 hours
Number of sailings from Portsmouth: 1 crossing per day
Sailing times: 21.30 or 23.00 (Friday)

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