Dublin to Cherbourg ferry crossings connect the capital of Ireland with northern France. The Dublin Cherbourg crossing is operated by Irish Ferries. Irish Ferries sail once per week with an approximate journey time of 19 hours.

Dublin ferry port is the busiest passenger port in Ireland. The port has a great location which is just 2 miles from Dublin’s city centre.

Cherbourg ferry port lies on the north coast of France and is great for holidays in Normandy and Brittany. The excellent road networks are perfect for travelling on into France and northern Europe.​​

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Dublin to Cherbourg Route FAQ’s

Our Dublin Cherbourg FAQ’s section helps you to find answers to the most commonly asked questions about the route.

Who operates the route from Dublin to Cherbourg?

Irish Ferries is the only company to operate the crossing, using two ferries, the Epsilon and the W.B Yeats.

How long is the Dublin Cherbourg crossing?

The crossing takes approximately 19 hours however this is dependant upon the time of day.

How many crossings are there per day?

Irish Ferries currently offer up to 2 crossings per week on their ferry timetable.

What time is the first crossing from Dublin to Cherbourg?

The first crossing leaves at 16:00 but times do vary depending upon the time of year.

What time is the last crossing from Dublin to Cherbourg?

The last crossing leaves at 18:30 but times do vary depending upon the time of year.

Where can I find out more about the return route?

The return Dublin to Cherbourg route details can be found by clicking the link.

Visit Dublin

Dublin is the capital of Ireland and can be found along its eastern coastline at the mouth of the river Liffey.

A highly popular city break location, Dublin has plenty of history and culture to explore. Millions of people visit Dublin each and every year and it’s not hard to understand why.

The city’s Trinity College is a highly popular tourist destination as if the city’s castle which was constructed in the 13th Century. Those looking for a spot of retail therapy will love Grafton Street which is home to a variety of shops and the Temple Bar area of the city is home to some wonderful bars and restaurants which are great for a night out.

If you haven’t tried Guinness before then Dublin is the perfect place to try a pint of Irish Gold. The Guinness brewery is located in the town and offers a tour of the brewery with a free drink at the bar which is located in a tower overlooking the city.

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Visit Cherbourg

Cherbourg is located in the Manche department of Normandy on the northern coast of France.

The port is highly popular due to the variety of different ferry crossings that are available. The port has always had strong links with the sea and its maritime heritage is quite clearly important.

Cherbourg has also always been a strategic port which was noted not only by Vauban when he designed the ports defences but also by both the Allied forces and the German forces during the Second World War and subsequent D-Day landings.

In and around Cherbourg you’ll discover a whole range of different places to visit and things to do ranging from the towns museum which is home to over 300 paintings to Cherbourg aquarium, La Cite de la Mer and La Musee de la Liberation.