Tips for choosing the best Car ferry from the UK to France

Use these tips to help you save money when taking a car ferry between the UK and France. Ferry service is an economical way to travel between the UK and France, but prices can be high depending on the ports. If you want to compare different companies rates at the same time, use DirectFerries.co.uk. The company compares prices of the major ferry companies, helping you to quickly find the lowest possible rate as of 2011.

England to France Ferry Service

Most England to France ferries depart from Dover, Folkestone, Newhaven, Portsmouth, Poole, Weymouth or Plymouth. Ferry service is offered by Brittany Ferries, Condor Ferries, LD Lines, Norfolk Line and P&O Ferries. Prices for the different ferry services depend on the date you travel and the ports.

Brittany Ferries (BrittanyFerries.com) offers service between Portsmouth, Poole and Plymouth, England, and Caen, Cherbourg, St. Malo and Roscoff, France. Day trips to France start at ₤23 per person or ₤100 for a three-day stay.

Condor Ferries (CondorFerries.co.uk) travel between Portsmouth, Poole and Weymouth, England, and Cherbourg or St. Malo, France. Rates start at ₤140 each way for a vehicle and two passengers.

LD Lines (LDLines.co.uk) provides ferry service between Portsmouth, England, and Le Havre, France. Rates for this cruise start at ₤48 each way for one vehicle and two passengers.

Norfolk Line (NorfolkLine.com) is the only ferry operating between Dover, England, and Dunkirk, France. As of 2011, they also have one of the lowest rates with ferry service to France starting at ₤20 each way for a vehicle and four passengers.

P & O Ferries (POFerries.com) run between Dover, England, and Calais, France. Ferry service starts at ₤35 each way.

Ireland to France Ferry Service

Cork and Rosslare are the two ports offering ferry service from Ireland to France. Brittany Ferries offers the Cork to Roscoff route. Celtic Link and Irish Ferries offer service from Rosslare to Cherbourg. Irish Ferries also offers service between Rosslare and Roscoff.

Ireland to France ferry crossings take 17 to 19 hours depending on the service and sail two or three times per week. Round trip bookings start at €300 round trip if you book through DirectFerries.co.uk. For specials and last-minute discounts call 08718 900 900.

Ferry service from England or Ireland to France allows you to relax while the ferry crosses the water. You'll enjoy having time to stretch and enjoy the views. With a number of ferry services available, it's easy to find competitive prices when booking a ferry from UK to France.

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