Roscoff Ferry Port
Roscoff ferry port has regular sailings to Plymouth in England, and to Cork and Rosslare in Ireland.
Catch a crossing to Roscoff ferry terminal on these routes:
Roscoff Ferry Terminal
Catch a crossing to Roscoff ferry port via the E50 from Paris to Morlaix and then the N58 towards the port. It will be well signposted as you arrive. Leaving the port, the D69 goes towards Brest, Quimper and the South. The N58 towards Morlaix will take you to the N12 in the direction of Rennes.
Regional trains from Roscoff to Morlaix run regularly and take approx 30 mins. From the larger station at Morlaix there are TGVs running to destinations across France.
A regular bus service operates between Roscoff and Morlaix and takes approx 35 mins.
Roscoff Ferry Port Facilities
The cafe/bar at the ferry terminal is open from 10am - 7pm (during the winter when sailings are limited). During the summer months it is also open for ship arrivals and departures.
All facilities in Roscoff ferry terminal are on the ground floor. Disabled toilet facilities are available in the terminal as well as by the car-lanes after check-in.
There is a shuttle bus which transports foot passengers between the passenger terminal and the ships for arrivals and departures. Transport can be provided for disabled foot passengers directly to and from the ship.
The tourist information desk is only open during July and August. However, there is also a tourist information office located at the old port of Roscoff (near the lighthouse.
Parking at Roscoff Ferry Port
Parking facilities at Roscoff port are all free of charge however vehicles are left at the owner's own risk. The large open car park in front of the passenger terminal offers parking up to a maximum of 48 hours. It has 24 hour access to toilet facilities. Near the embarkation lanes there is a small overnight parking area for motorhomes and caravans. 1km away from the port at Sainte Barbe, there is free overnight parking and also at Perharidy, 2 km away.
Port information is provided by Eurodrive for guidance only.
More About Roscoff
The port of Roscoff is a small, quiet port, situated on the Brittany coast in Western France, around 24km from Morlaix. Port of Roscoff is an ideal gateway to the Brittany region, the rest of France and the whole of Europe. Roscoff town is a quiet fishing village set within the beautiful region of West Brittany.
Roscoff is a relatively young port, opened in 1973 in an attempt to revitalize the economy of Brittany region. Ferry links with Plymouth in England and Cork and Rosslare in Ireland promote tourism and encourage trade between Ireland, Southwest England and Brittany. Almost all of the activity in Roscoff is confined to the old port and the rue Gambetta. The other parts of Roscoff are mainly residential roads and streets. The centre of Roscoff is some distance from the port and the SNCF station, which has maintained the traditional character of the old town.
Roscoff History. Roscoff has a proud history. When Mary Queen of Scots came to France in 1548 to marry Francois, son and heir of Henri II, she landed in Roscoff. The young pretender, Bonnie Prince Charlie, landed at Roscoff in 1746 after being defeated at Culloden. An amusing story is that Henri Olliveir took onions from Roscoff to England in 1828, which launched a classic French image and an onion trade that flourished until 1930s.
Roscoff Attractions. At the far end of Rue Gambetta is the Notre-Dame-de-Croas-Batz, a sixteenth-century church featuring flamboyant Renaissance belfry with a protruding stone cannon and sculpted ships. Should you stand at the side you can see rows of bells hanging one above the other in galleries as if on a wedding cake. Beyond the Notre-Dame-de-Croas-Batz church, at Rock Roum, is the grand Thalassotherapy Institute. Roscoff also has a stunning coastline and beautiful beaches. The most beautiful beach in Roscoff is the Laber beach, about a kilometre away, surrounded by exclusive hotels and apartments.
Fishing is still main activity at the Old Harbour, together with low-key pleasure trips over to the Ile de Batz, an island that almost seems approachable by foot. However, the narrow pier, stretching over 300 or 400 metres towards the island, suddenly drops off into the rocky sea. When the tide is in you can find good vantage points at the Pointe de Bloscon and at the fisherman's white chapel, Chappelle Ste-Barbe. The tide goes out a long way and dictates the embarkation points for boat trips. For dining, Roscoff's fishing quay has many seafood restaurants.