Ferry to France
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Ferry to France

France ferry companies operate ferries to England, Ireland and Morocco with 48 routes to choose from. Ferry duration can range between 35 minutes and 40 hours 35 minutes depending on the route, operator and ship.

France Ferry Schedules & Timetables

There are approximately 118 daily sailings to France with popular ferry operators. P&O Ferries provide up to 11 crossings per day and DFDS Seaways provide up to 30 crossings per day, Irish Ferries provide up to 14 crossings per day and Brittany Ferries provide up to 8 crossings per day.

Ferry Timetables can change throughout the year and often increase during the high season. View our deal finder for the most up to date sailing times and availability.

Ports of France

There are 15 ports in France, popular ports include Calais, Dunkirk, Cherbourg, Nice, Caen and Marseille.

Ferry from Calais

Ferries from Calais sail 94 times a day, providing ferry connections from France to England.

Ferry from Dover to Calais

The ferry from Dover to Calais sail approximately 40 times per day with an average crossing time of 1 hour and 30 minutes. Dover to Calais ferry prices can range between £60 and £237.

Ferry from Dover to Dunkirk

Ferries from Dover to Dunkirk sail approximately 12 times per day with a crossing time of 2 hours. Dover Dunkirk ferry prices can range between £90 and £248.

Ferry from Portsmouth to France

There are a total of 4 ferry routes between Portsmouth and France. The fastest route is Portsmouth to Cherbourg in approximately 3 hours with 3 weekly sailings. Alternatively, there is the Portsmouth to Caen ferry, which takes approximately 5 hours and 45 minutes with 19 sailings per week.

Cheap Ferries to France

France ferry prices can range between £60 and £1,415. Ferry cost can vary by operator, season, and route. View our special offers page for the latest ferry offers and discounts.

Ferry to France from UK?

Yes, you can take a ferry from UK to France from the following ports: Dover, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Newhaven and Poole. Ferries to France from UK are available for booking all year round.

Eurotunnel Folkestone to Calais

The fastest crossing into France is from Folkstone to Calais via the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, which takes approximately 35 minutes. Alternatively, there are a number of cheap ferries to France with garage space onboard for your car.

Dover to France Ferry Time

The earliest ferry from Dover to France leaves at 00:10 and arrives in Calais at around 01:40. The latest ferry leaves at 23:59 and arrives in Dunkirk at around 02:00. These times can vary depending on the season in which you travel.

Overnight Ferry France

Yes, there are ferries to France which operate overnight including Dover to Calais, Plymouth to Roscoff, Portsmouth to Cherbourg and Dover to Dunkirk.

Brittany Ferries to France

Choose between a number of daytime and overnight sailings to France. There are a wide range of facilities onboard suitable for all age groups onboard Brittany Ferries. Most ships are equipped with restaurants, TV lounges, children’s playrooms and duty-free shops. This can vary depending on what vessel you sail to book with.

*All ferry prices subject to change, pricing representative of searches over last 30 days.

Most popular questions

Which ferries travel to France?

Ferries to France:
  • Dover
  • Dublin
  • Newhaven
  • Plymouth
  • Portsmouth
  • Poole
  • Rosslare
  • Cork
  • Folkestone
  • Guernsey
  • Jersey (St Helier)
  • Ajaccio
  • Ile Rousse
  • Bastia
  • Porto Torres
  • Porto Vecchio
  • Golfo Aranci
  • Alcudia
  • Ciutadella
  • Bejaia
  • Propriano
  • Tunis
  • Algiers
  • Skikda
  • Nador
  • Tangier Med
  • Alderney
  • Zarzis

What is the fastest ferry to France?

The fastest ferry crossing to France is via the Folkestone to Calais route, with a crossing time of approximately 35m.

What is the cheapest ferry to France?

The cheapest ferry to France is £96 from Guernsey to Dielette. Price exclusive of booking fees.

What are the ferry ports in France?

France Ferry Ports:
  • Calais
  • Cherbourg
  • Dieppe
  • Roscoff
  • St Malo
  • Caen
  • Le Havre
  • Dunkirk
  • Nice
  • Toulon
  • Sete
  • Marseille
  • Granville
  • Dielette
  • Carteret

Can you take pets on the ferry to France?

Yes, you can bring your pets onboard the ferries. Where pets are allowed on the ferries depends on the ferry company. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
  • Irish Ferries
  • DFDS Seaways
  • Brittany Ferries
  • P&O Ferries
  • Eurotunnel
  • Stena Line
  • Condor Ferries
  • Corsica Ferries
  • Corsica Linea
  • Grandi Navi Veloci
  • La Meridionale

France reviews

  • "Bretagne, sweet Bretagne!"

    I live in London and traveled on board The Bretagne from Portsmouth to St Malo to go home for few days. It''s a nice, not too big ferry. The food is good quality for value and the entertainment very family orientated, with singers and magician. I booked the night crossing, but too late to get a cabin, so I got a reclining seat. It''s "ok" for few hours, but I ended up sleeping on the floor as most people in the salon. On a final note, it was a good experience, cheaper than the plane and I really enjoyed the arrival overlooking St Malo!

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  • "Nice ferry"

    I traveled on board the Normandie from Caen to Portsmouth last night and enjoyed a pleasant and fast night crossing back to England. The Normandie is a rather nice ferry, its facilities look new. I booked an inside cabin and, even though it''s pretty small, it''s very comfortable. The advantage of traveling overnight by ferry is you don''t get the feeling of wasting a day off traveling!

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  • "Good ferry service"

    I recommend this ferry service for anyone crossing the channel. Good price and quick.

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  • "DFDS ferries are ok"

    The ferries are quite new, comfortable with alternative styles of seating. Staff were friendly and helpful. On my journeys the number of car passengers were minimal so there was masses of space and the ability to choose a quiet spot if needed (I was going down with flu on the return trip so this was welcome). Lots of televisions around showing Sky News.

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Onboard the ferries

Find out what it's like onboard the ferries before you travel.

Embarking on a ferry journey from the UK to France offers travelers an opportunity to delve into a diverse array of cultural, historical, and natural wonders. Upon arrival in ports such as Calais and Dunkirk, visitors are greeted with bustling maritime scenes that serve as gateways to the broader French experience.

Paris, the capital city, stands as an iconic destination synonymous with art, culture, and history. Highlights include landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the world-renowned Louvre Museum, showcasing an extensive collection of art spanning millennia.

Venturing beyond Paris, the French Riviera beckons with its glamorous allure along the Mediterranean coast. Cities like Nice, Cannes, and Saint-Tropez offer a blend of luxury, relaxation, and scenic beauty, drawing visitors to sun-drenched beaches, chic promenades, and vibrant cultural events.

History buffs will find rich narratives in regions such as Normandy and Brittany. Normandy's beaches bear witness to pivotal events of World War II, while Brittany's rugged coastline is dotted with ancient megalithic sites and medieval castles, reflecting centuries of Celtic heritage.

How many days in France is enough?

France offers a wealth of experiences for travelers of all interests. As for the duration of stay, the ideal length of time in France varies depending on individual preferences and interests. While a week may suffice for exploring a specific region or city, a comprehensive tour of the country may warrant several weeks or even months. Ultimately, the duration of stay should align with one's itinerary and desired experiences.

Driving to France by ferry

For those driving to France from the UK, several key points should be noted. Ensure that all necessary documents, including a valid passport, driver's license, and vehicle registration, are up to date. Familiarize yourself with French driving laws and regulations, including speed limits, road signs, and tolls. Additionally, consider obtaining a European driving kit, which typically includes items such as a reflective jacket, warning triangle, and breathalyzer kit, as required by law in France. Finally, plan your route in advance, taking into account factors such as traffic, road conditions, and potential detours to make the journey as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

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