Ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare in Ireland

Ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare in Ireland

The Fishguard Rosslare ferry is operated by Stena Line and connects Wales and the UK with the laid-back sunny south east of Ireland.

Fishguard to Rosslare

Car & 4 passengers from £200
2 sailings per day       Sailing time: 3hr 30m       Foot passengers from £32
Car & 4 passengers from £184
2 sailings per day       Sailing time: 4 hours       Foot passengers from £31

Catch the Stena Europe Superferry and your journey across the Irish Sea from Fishguard to Rosslare will take you just three and half hours.

There are two sailings from Fishguard to Rosslare each day and if you are planning a self drive holiday in Ireland, Rosslare is the perfect destination to start your adventure. The stunning scenery and beautiful landscape of southern Ireland will leave you wanting much more.

Situated in County Wexford, Rosslare is a lovely pleasant seaside resort which boasts a most attractive Blue Flag beach, journey further down the coast and you will find more post card beaches. Not too far from Rosslare is Waterford, the capital of the Sunny South East of Ireland and Ireland’s oldest city. The city hosts a number of festivals during the year including the ever-popular Spraoi. At the end of Jul /start if Aug each year Waterford streets are filled with top quality national and international street art and world music.

With so much more to discover, your holiday in Ireland will be one to remember. There’s nothing too hurried, nothing too hectic in this laid-back corner of Ireland’s sunny south east… what are you waiting for? Book your ferry crossing to Rosslare today!

35 thoughts on “Ferry from Fishguard to Rosslare in Ireland

    1. Hi Sian

      You need a pet passport for your dog if they’ll be travelling:
      • to the UK from an EU country, or another country the UK accepts pet passports from
      • from the UK to a listed or unlisted country and then returning to the UK – you cannot do this after your pet’s rabies vaccination has expired.
      From 1 January 2021, the rules for travelling to EU countries with your pet will change. You should start the process at least 4 months before you travel.
      If they’re coming from a listed or unlisted country, you need a third-country official veterinary certificate if they do not have a pet passport.
      You must bring originals of all your pet’s documents, not photocopies.

      A vet must treat your dog for tapeworm and record it in the pet passport or third-country official veterinary certificate every time you want to bring it to the UK.
      The treatment must have been given no less than 24 hours and no more than 120 hours (5 days) before you enter the UK. Your dog can be refused entry or put into quarantine if you do not follow this rule.
      You do not need to treat your dog for tapeworm if you’re coming di-rectly to the UK from Finland, Ireland, Malta or Norway.
      The treatment must:
      • be approved for use in the country it’s being given in
      • contain praziquantel or an equivalent proven to be effective against the Echinococcus multilocularis tapeworm

      Hope this helps!

  1. hi we have a dog and will be travelling by car in july. I noted the comments about motorhomes and kennels on deck. If we don’t get a kennel where can we let the dog out of the car if not the deck.
    We would be travelling from fishguard on Saturday the 9th of july and returning Friday the 22nd.
    kind regards
    Robert Edwards

    1. Hi Robert

      By car
      Kennels can be pre-booked at no extra charge or if you prefer, your pet can remain in the vehicle for the duration of the crossing. You can pre-book a kennel on the “Stena Plus & Onboard Extras” step of the booking process. Please note that we have a limited number of kennels available. You must advise us that you intend to bring a pet in advance of travel when you book.

      By foot
      Kennels can be pre-booked at no extra charge. You can pre-book a kennel on the “Stena Plus & Onboard Extras” step of the booking process. Please note that we have a limited number of kennels available. You must advise us that you intend to bring a pet in advance of travel when you book.

      Guide, hearing and autism assistance dogs are welcome in all areas of the port and onboard our vessels. Please visit our Guest Services desk when you board in order to show the relevant documentation for your dog to allow access to all areas onboard.

      Please note that pets cannot be taken onboard in a pet carrier on this route. I hope this helps.

  2. i am indian passport holder working in northern ireland in a Tier 2 general migrant visa. is it possible for me to travel through Rosslare to Fishguard without an irish visa?

    1. Hi Thomoson

      Going to Ireland has never been easier. An online visa application facility for Ireland is available to Indian visitors. You can apply online in the visa section of the INIS website. Applicants must then submit their passports and documentation to the VFS Visa Application Centres in 13 cities across India. All visit visa applications take up to 10 weeks of processing time. To be fair to all applicants, applications will only be considered in date order of receipt in the Visa Office. The office apologises for any inconvenience this delay may cause. For further information and guidelines, please visit: https://www.ireland.com/en-in/about-ireland/travel-information/visa-passport-and-embassy-information-in-ireland/#:~:text=Going%20to%20Ireland%20has%20never,in%2013%20cities%20across%20India.

    1. Yes Caravans can travel on this route. To get an accurate price, just use the get a quote link. Some sailings have special offers in which caravans can sail for Free.

  3. Is the Kennel on the car deck manned? I was told if I didn’t; get a kennel I can bring my own carrier and put the dog in the kennel. Is this correct I am sure she will become very distressed if she has to stay in the car on her own. She is a small dog

    1. Hi Jackie

      Dogs have to be pre-booked onboard. So you will have to state at the time of booking if your dog is going to go into the onboard kennels or will remain in your car. (so do no worry about not getting a kennel).

      By car
      Kennels can be pre-booked at no extra charge or if you prefer, your pet can remain in the vehicle for the duration of the crossing. You can pre-book a kennel on the “Stena Plus & Onboard Extras” step of the booking process. Please note that we have a limited number of kennels available. You must advise us that you intend to bring a pet in advance of travel when you book.

      By foot
      Kennels can be pre-booked at no extra charge. You can pre-book a kennel on the “Stena Plus & Onboard Extras” step of the booking process. Please note that we have a limited number of kennels available. You must advise us that you intend to bring a pet in advance of travel when you book.

      Guide, hearing and autism assistance dogs are welcome in all areas of the port and onboard our vessels. Please visit our Guest Services desk when you board in order to show the relevant documentation for your dog to allow access to all areas onboard.

      Please note that pets cannot be taken onboard in a pet carrier on this route.

      It may be possible to arrange to visit your car mid-voyage to check on your dog – the car deck is not accessible to passengers once the ship has sailed so you would need to be escorted, so visits depend on the availability and discretion of the crew – but it is highly unlikely that he/she will be allowed to leave your vehicle. You therefore need to prepare in such a way which ensures he/she is comfortable and happy during the journey.

      Unfortunately We could not determine whether the kennels are manned during the sailing or not. I hope this helps.

  4. Hi, I would love to go to Ireland & explore it in my motorhome but its very expensive(£278) when compared to a car(£70), can you tell me why its so expensive & is there any way of getting cheaper fares?…I don’t mind travelling at any time of day.

    1. Hi Grahame

      Unfortunately we here at Ferry To Europe do not set the prices, these are determined by the operators, so we can’t help you on that front. Try choosing different dates. If you travel outwith school holidays the price should come down. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are usually the cheapest days to travel, so try selecting one of them if possible. Try choosing sailing times which aren’t peak operating times (first sailing and last sailing of the day). Hopefully this will help to bring the cost down.

  5. hello, How long does the trip from Fishguard to Rosslare take please. Are any resorts near Rosslare and dog friendly motels or hotels.

  6. Had the pleasure to ride on the Ferry with Globus tours to Ireland saw in your gift shop Christmas ornament with Irish quotes on them in a box of 4 how can I order them?

  7. Hi is it possible for you to let me know how early can we arrive with our caravan and car at the ferry as our ferry leaves at 2.30 in the morning thanks in advance

    1. Hi Dawn

      Check in times for each route and craft are shown on your E-ticket and Reservation Advice. Please check this before travelling, as it will have all the details you need. I hope this helps.

    1. Your dog may travel in your motorhome free of charge on this route. Your dog unfortunately is not allowed onto the passenger decks.

      Dogs can also travel in kennels on the car deck. However Stena Line do not take advance reservations and kennels are therefore issued on a first come basis.

    1. Guidelines from StenaLine website April 2012 ….

      British or Irish citizens travelling on our Irish Sea routes do not need a passport to travel to Britain or Ireland but are advised to take a form of identity. A driving licence, citizenship card or utility bill will usually suffice. A birth certificate will provide adequate proof of identity for your child to travel on our sailings.

    2. There is No passport control between U.K. and Eire. Check the ferry for they will need some form of identification. Driver Licence . Bus Pass . Utility Bill
      Check with them

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