Ferry from Pembroke to Rosslare in Ireland
The Pembroke Rosslare ferry is operated by Irish Ferries and connects Wales and the UK with the stunning landscape of Southern Ireland.
Pembroke to Rosslare
Travel port to port in 4 hours onboard one of Europe’s largest, modern and best equipped car ferries.
Rosslare is the perfect destination for anyone who is exploring the beautiful landscape and patchwork-like scenery of southern Ireland.
When you sail to Rosslare with Irish ferries you journey on-board The Isle of Inishmore, it’s one of Europe’s largest, modern and best equipped car ferries, with a capacity to carry 2,200 passengers and 856 cars. You will find a host of facilities on-board including restaurants, video and electronic games, children’s play area, two large lounge bars and a shop.
The Pembroke Dock, on the South Western tip of Wales is situated close to the M4 making it the ideal port if you are travelling to or from London, the South of England or the Channel Ports.
Rosslare Ferry Port is situated in the south-eastern corner of Ireland and is ideally placed for those travelling to anywhere in the republic of Ireland. With good access to the N25 road which will take you into midland south and south west of Ireland or you can easily travel north to Dublin via the N11.
Whether you are traveling from Pembroke to Rosslare or back from Ireland to Pembroke, both Wales and Ireland offer great holidays. When in Ireland why not discover Cork which was included in the Lonely list of ‘Best in Travel 2010’. If you are visiting Wales you can explore the beautiful Brecon Beacons or even hit the two major Welsh cities Swansea or Cardiff.
Pembroke to Rosslare By Ferry
- Operated by Irish
- Served By The Ships: Isle of Inishmore
- Sailing Time: 4 hours | Up To 2 Sailings Per Day
- Foot passengers from just £32 one way
- Cabins Available
- WiFi Available
- Food Court
- Shopping Onboard
Traveling With Dogs
- Dogs allowed to travel
- Disabled Cabins Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Lifts Available
Traveling With Children
- Child Friendly Cabins Available
Getting To Port (Pembroke)
Getting To Port (Rosslare)
By Train: Rosslare train station is situated about 600M away - it's about a 10 minute walk in the open air from one to the other.
By Bus: The journey is too short for a bus journey.
Walking: Rosslare train station is situated about 600M away - it's about a 10 minute walk in the open air from one to the other.
45 thoughts on “Ferry from Pembroke to Rosslare in Ireland”
i intend to travel pembroke to roslaire on 21 august , in my transporter van, to take part in a motor cycling holiday event, i shall be taking 2 motorcycles in my van for the holiday. i shall be returning to the UK on sunday 28 august with my van and the same motor cycles, after the holiday.
my question is do i have to (now after brexit from the EU) need to fill in any sort offorms for tempory inport / export of my van and motor cycles? thanks
Thank you for getting in touch. Unfortunately this isn’t a question we know the answer to. We can only suggest you contact Irish Ferries directly for a clear and definitive answer. Please see below for contact details:
Suite 4D – 4th Floor
100 Old Hall Street
Tel: 03717 300 400
Tel: +44 3717 300 400
Fax: +44 151 236 6927
Normal Office Hours
Monday 0800 – 1800 (EU:CET 10:00 – 18:00)
Tuesday to Friday 0900 – 1700 (EU:CET 11:00 – 18:00)
Saturday 0900 – 1600
Bank holidays 0900 – 1700
I am sorry we cannot answer this for you.
Hi, can i travel to Southern Ireland with out vacine papers.
Yes, you can travel to Southern Ireland without vaccination papers. Travelling from Great Britain you will need to:
1) present evidence of a negative RT-PCR test result within 72 hours prior to arrival into the country
3) undergo post-arrival testing.
I hope this helps.
Thank you for getting in touch. You no longer have to provide a vaccination status when travelling to the Republic of Ireland. I hope this helps.
Travelling 17th Sept to family in Cork for 10 days by ferry.
We have both had 2 covid vaccinations . Are we allowed to travel without any further pcr tests etc,
Thank you for getting in touch! I am making the assumption here that you and travelling partner are British Citizens, living in either England, Scotland or Wales (If this is not the case, get back in touch, as the rules may vary slightly).
Prior to travelling you will need to:
1) Check your passport is in date. Please see our handy Is Your Passport Valid guide for more details.
2) Fill in a Passenger Locator Form.
3) Provide proof of vaccination. No travel-related testing or quarantine will be necessary for travellers from Great Britain with valid proof of full vaccination.
Other optional extras, we would advise, but are not necessary:
1) take masks.
2) complete lateral flow tests during your trip.
Upon return to the UK:
While most countries are classed as green, amber or red, Ireland is part of the common travel area. This means that those travelling from Ireland to the UK don’t have to quarantine on arrival in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. Therefore nothing needs to be done upon arrival back into the UK. Just go back to the normal Covid rules for your home country. For peace of mind, you may wish to take lateral flow tests upon return. (This is not a legal requirement, just a personal choice).
We hope you have a lovely holiday!
can i travel from pembroke to rosslare with out of date passport as i am waiting for my new passport which may not be here on time i have no other form of photograph id
If you are a British Citizen, you do not need a passport to travel to The Republic of Ireland, but you do need to have a valid form of photographic ID. If you are not a British Citizen then you will require a passport. Unfortunately we would not recommend you travel on this route without valid photographic ID. Irish Ferries also recommends that all travellers, regardless of nationality, bring a valid passport as proof of ID, as you may be denied entry onboard the ship.
Please also be aware at this time, only essential travel is permitted and extra documentation will be required. Please use the UK Government website for more details. https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/ireland/entry-requirements .
I’m sorry this isn’t the answer you were hoping to get.
We are planning a holiday in Ireland and England. We plan on flying into Dublin and sightseeing 4 people of us with a hire car. Wondering is it possible to drop off a hire car near the ferry terminal at rosslare all and then pick up another hire car at Pembroke? as we want to sight see around the Cornwell coast before we go on a cruise line. What’s the best option do u think?
Keep the hire car that we hire in Dublin and drop off in England somewhere ?
Can another hire car England?
Hire car in Ireland only
Then another in England?
Could you please assist and point me in the right direction
Sounds like a wonderful holiday you are planning. Unfortunately we would only be able to give general information on this one. As ultimately it will come down to your choice of car and how much money you want to spend. Yes you can hire a car in Dublin, leave it in Rosslare, picking another one up in Pembroke (Both ports have hire car rentals at there docks). You can also hire a car in Dublin, take it on the ferry with you and use it on your onward journey throughout England. Rental car companies will be able to take you through both options giving you prices for each, allowing you to make a more informed decision. I am sorry we cannot be of more help on this one.
Could you please tell me if I need a dog passport to go to Ireland. I don’t want to get to the ferry then have them tell me that I do?
Yes your dog will require a pet passport and all relevant vaccinations prior to entering Ireland. Why not check out our Travelling with Pets Guide – Passports and Vaccinations for more advice. I hope this helps.
Can I turn up at Pembroke in my car and pay there on the day of travel?
Unfortunately not. All booking must be made in advance. I hope this helps.
Please can you advise me on the dress code for club class lounge. Thank you.
There is no specific requirement for a dress code in the club class lounge. I hope this helps.
I am from overseas. Planning to rent a car from London. I have not decided on the model of the car yet. Please advise me how to proceed with the online booking. ( You require detail of the car data)
You are able to book by selecting “TBA” for the make, model and registration number of your vehicle, then change the details once you have them. I hope this helps.
can i take my caravan please
Yes you can take your caravan with you. Select “Car” as your mode of transport. Click the small box underneath to indicate you wish to take a “Caravan / Trailer”. On the next page it will promote you to “Select Trailer Size”. Choose the appropriate height of your caravan from the drop down menu. I hope this helps.
Hi im thinking of buying a car Ireland so what would the price be to travel to rosslare on foot and to bring a car back over .. ?thanks
This will depend on when you want to travel and the type of car you wish to purchase. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are often the cheapest days for travel (also travelling out with school holidays helps). Things that can affect the price with regards to the car, include: roof racks, trailers etc. Unfortunately without more accurate information we are unable to give a price. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
We want to travel to Limmerick thinking of taking the car how far is it from Rosslare and what is the traveling time for the crossing
Kind regards Cath
From Rosslare to Limmerick it is approximately a 3 hours drive via the N25 and N24. The sailing time from Pembroke to Rosslare is approximately 4 hours. I hope this helps.
Can I take my dog onboard and place in kennel I am ravelling as foot passenger
Of course you can! Al dogs travelling onboard need to be pre-booked on. Just add them into you booking. I hope this helps.
If I book one way – ie pembroke to rosslare and leave the return date open (probably 2 and a half to 3 weeks later) do I pay more this way? And might it be difficult to get a booking nearer the time – although my dates can be flexible. Just one person, one car.
We would always recommend booking your dates as early as possible to get the best price. Leaving your return journey booking till the last minute may mean there is limited availability on the ferry. I hope this helps.
do the ferries cross from rosslare to pembroke on a daily basis and how much does it cost for a foot passenger kind regards paul kelly
Yes their is currently two daily sailings from Pembroke to Rooslare. The current cost of a foot passenger is £29.
do you need a pet passport to take a dog to Ireland (rosslaire )
Yes dogs are allowed to travel between the UK and Ireland. To do so they must have a pet passport, be micro-chipped and have all relevant vaccinations and travel documents. Check out our Travelling with a Pet Guide – Passports and Vaccinations for more details. I hope this helps.
Is one able to walk on the ferry without a car and what time of day does the ferry run?
Yes you can travel as a foot passenger. Please use the get a quote button to get accurate times of sailings.
do I need a pastport to go to Ireland for the day
You will need to check with the ferry company you choose to travel with on their exact policy. But in general British or Irish citizens travelling on the 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 usually provide adequate proof of identity for your children.
My daughter, born in UK would like to take her 3 children to Ireland for a few days. She has a passport, the children, who have their Father’s surname, do not have passports, do they need them?
A birth certificate will usually provide adequate proof of identity for your children.
Yes you can take your dog on the ferry. There are rules for pet travel that must be followed and your dog will have to stay in your vehicle or the on-board kennels. There is currently no charge for dogs on routes from UK to Ireland.
can we visit our dog in the car when travelling.
How much does it cost to have a cabin and can our little dog stay with us.
Yes you are usually allowed to check on your dog. Your dog is not allowed on any passenger deck, they must be booked into the onboard kennals or stay in your car.
Can you please give me the cost of a 52 seater coach to travel from Pembroke to Rosslare and return. Does it become cheaper with more coaches?
For large party booking,s you need to speak to the Irish Ferries special group bookings team.
You can find all the information you need here on the Irish Ferries Group Booking page.