Ferry crossing to France
If you’re planning a trip to France and beyond on mainland Europe, you may prefer to take your own vehicle rather than flying and renting a car. It’s so convenient not to have to worry about the weight and dimensions of your case or leaving your child’s favourite toy behind to conform to airline luggage restrictions.
Or perhaps you’re a hitch-hiking student interested in cheap foot passenger options. Either way a ferry crossing to France from the UK is a great alternative to flying but there are so many options available that it’s hard to know where to start.
If you’re not an experienced ferry traveller, check out price comparison website ferrybooker.com, which will give you an overview of what’s available and help you to get the best fare.
The traditional ferry crossing to France and the shortest from the UK has always been the Dover to Calais route, which is operated by P & O Ferries (poferries.com), who offer an amazing 20 daily crossings. You can be in France in an hour and a half, with prices from £80 for a car and driver. Norfolk Line (norfolkline.com) also operates 11 daily ferries with a journey time of just under two hours from Dover to Dunkirk.
Award-winning Brittany Ferries (brittanyferries.co.uk) has a wide range of longer journey travel options for getting you and your car to north west France. This will save you driving time if you’re heading down the west coast.
Choose from daily crossings from Portsmouth to Caen, St Malo and Cherbourg; from Poole to Cherbourg and from Plymouth to Roscoff. There is also a weekly crossing from Plymouth to St Malo. Condor Ferries (condorferries.co.uk) also offers a daily crossing to St Malo from Weymouth and Poole and a weekly one to Cherbourg.
As you can see, if you’re looking for a ferry crossing to France, there are so many options, you’ll be quite spoilt for choice. Go to Ferries.co.uk for a comprehensive list of 39 ferries to France, with a choice of up to 16 ferry destinations. There’s bound to be something for you!