Take a France ferry

  • Michael Marcol

France ferry

You can take your own car so no need to worry about baggage allowance or busy airports. Travelling to France by ferry is a much more peaceful and relaxing experience than by aeroplane although of course you do need to allow for the extra time it takes to get to your destination.

There are several ferry lines that run between England and France. Most operate between different English and French ports to one another so the line that you choose will generally be determined by your departure and arrival ports and possibly the time that you wish to travel. SeaFrance run ferries from Dover to Calais: a crossing time of just an hour and one of the most popular routes for day trippers. They are currently offering just £29 each way for crossings this summer whether you return on the same day or not making this a great deal for booze cruises or for holiday makers.

Norfolkline sail from Dover to Dunkerque and are offering deals on trips to France. The current best summer offer is just £24 each way for one car with up to four people. They are also offering short break fares from just £32. Visit their website to find out more. Brittany-Ferries sail from Portsmouth, Poole and Plymouth to Cherbourg, Caen, St Malo and Roscoff. Again there are summer saver offers although these tend to be for the whole break rather than just your journey.

Trips to France by ferry are popular means of travel,especially with the extra security measures and therefore the longer waiting times at airports. It's a great way to hop across the Channel, and often more financially sensible.

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