Originally Posted by Fennelly
Were live in the south so Rosslare best suits us. Were trying to decide where to stop on the way over for a rest/ session!
Did you consider "landbridge to europe" which is offered by both stenaline and irishferries.
You can choose between few routes, but in your case best would be Rosslare to Fishguard and then Dover to Calais by ferry, or Folkestone to Calais by train.
Distance-wise it's nearly the same, as what you add up driving through UK, you subtract from your journey on the Continent. Also you save a lot of time as ferry from Rosslare to Fishguard is less then 4 hours, and then from Dover to Calais is 1:15h or if you choose eurotunnel it's only 30 minutes all this comparing to 16+ hours on Ireland-France ferry.
Also hence you will have to pay over 30 quid each way on motorways in France.
I find going through UK using "landbridge to Europe" way quicker and usually cheaper than taking ferry directly to France.