Plymouth to Roscoff ferry crossings connect the southwest of England to Brittany in the northwest of France. The crossing is operated by Brittany Ferries. Brittany Ferries sail up to 2 times per day with an approximate journey time of 6-8 hours.
Plymouth is the most western port in England while Roscoff is the most western port in France. Both Plymouth and Roscoff offer excellent access to major road networks. Therefore getting to and from both ports is easy. This combined with both day and nighttime ferries make the Plymouth to Roscoff crossing very popular with those heading to Brittany.
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Plymouth to Roscoff Route FAQ’s
Our Plymouth Roscoff FAQ’s section helps you to find answers to the most commonly asked questions about the route.
Who operates the route from Plymouth to Roscoff?
Brittany Ferries is the only company to operate the crossing, using two ferries, the Pont Aven and Armorique.
How long is the Plymouth Roscoff crossing?
The crossing takes approximately 6-8 hours however this is dependant upon the time of day.
How many crossings are there per day?
Brittany Ferries currently offer up to 2 crossings per day on their ferry timetable.
What time is the first crossing from Plymouth to Roscoff?
The first crossing leaves at 0700 but times do vary depending upon the time of year.
What time is the last crossing from Plymouth to Roscoff?
The last crossing leaves at 23:40 but times do vary depending upon the time of year.
Where can I find out more about the return route?
The return Roscoff to Plymouth route details can be found by clicking here.
Plymouth, Britain’s Ocean City, is located in Devon in the southwest of England and is the gateway for many travellers both leaving the UK for France and Europe and also those who travel to the UK from the continent.
The city and port of Plymouth have shared a long seafaring history with shipbuilding and the Royal Navy being based there since the 1300’s. Plymouth itself, attracts thousands of visitors each year, many wishing to find out more about the city’s history.
Not only does Plymouth boast the largest operational Naval base in western Europe but also a variety of other historical and enjoyable attractions. The Pilgrim Fathers left Plymouth to travel to America and the Mayflower Steps are high on many visitors itineraries, as is Plymouth’s distillery which is home to the famous Plymouth Gin.
The city’s Barbican and Hoe areas boast a variety of wonderful buildings. These include historical medieval buildings that survived the bombings of WW2, the city’s iconic red and white striped Smeaton’s Tower, and the more modern National Marine Aquarium.
Roscoff offers visitors the perfect insight into what they can expect from Brittany and French architecture, history, food and culture.
Although Roscoff ferry port has been in operation since the early 1970s, as you’d expect Roscoff’s charm and attraction lies within the older parts of the port and city. These include a wonderful variety of 16th Century traditional granite houses and buildings, its beautiful rugged coastline, gift shops, galleries and traditional restaurants and cafes selling a variety of seafood and of course Breton Crepes and Breton Cider.
Those visiting Roscoff will be amazed by how picturesque and quaint this old fishing village is and with a variety of wonderful places available to visit nearby such as the Notre Dame de Croatz Batz, which is a beautifully restored 16th century Gothic church, the Ile de Batz, St Pol de Leon and the merchant town of Morlaix you really will be spoilt for choice.