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Cross-Channel services to France 

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A guide to ferry services to France - 2017

From the shortest crossing, Dover - Calais, to the longest, Hull - Zeebrugge and Plymouth - Roscoff, there is a good choice of ferry and tunnel operators running from a number of UK ports.
► Choose your port, then click on the operator link to go to the ferry company's own website.

If you want to compare different routes and the best rates available, click here

► Booking directly with the ferry company protects you from any possibility of a third-party failure, and makes it generally easier and cheaper  to change or cancel a booking if you have to change your ticket. Though take note: some of the cheapest tickets available are now sold on a "no change / no refund / no cancellation" basis, and in this case it make little difference if you have booked directly through the ferry company, or through a fare-comparison site.  
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Cross-channel ferry operators and routes

  From the shortest crossing, Dover - Calais, to the longest, Hull - Zeebrugge and Plymouth - Roscoff, there is a good choice of ferry and tunnel operators running from a number of UK ports.
► Choose your port, then click on the operator link to go to the ferry company's own website.
► By booking directly with the ferry companies, you will normally get the cheapest available prices, usually exactly the same prices as offered on price-comparison sites.
But if you want to compare different routes and the best rates available, click here

► Booking directly with the ferry company protects you from any possibility of a third-party failure, and makes it generally easier and cheaper  to change or cancel a booking if you have to change your ticket. Though take note: some of the cheapest tickets available are now sold on a "no change / no refund / no cancellation" basis, and in this case it make little difference if you have booked directly through the ferry company, or through a fare-comparison site.  
Crossing Company (click for details if underlined)
    ► See Eurostar page for trains from London or Ashford to France and Belgium
Dover - Calais  -  three carriers including Eurotunnel (from Folkestone)
The shortest and quickest services to France. 

Appropriate for reaching any region of France. Check out
Routes from Calais
Eurotunnel le Shuttle - up to 4 crossings each hour
DFDS Seaways  Up to 10 crossings a day
P&O Ferries  Up to 23 crossings a day
Dover - Dunkirk DFDS Seaways   Up to 9 crossings a day
Hull Zeebrugge (Belgium)   The least hassle from the North of England . Quick access to France  P&O Ferries  1 overnight crossing in each direction
Newhaven - Dieppe DFDS Seaways  1 crossing a day, outward departure 11 pm
Portsmouth - Le Havre - two carriers Brittany Ferries  Seasonal late March to late October: usually 1 crossing each day, generally leaving at 7 a.m. from Thursday to Sunday, or 11.15 Monday to Thursday
Portsmouth - Caen.  May save time for trips to western France ... but usually much more expensive than short crossings. Brittany Ferries  Daily up to 3 sailings a day
Portsmouth -  Cherbourg Brittany Ferries  1 sailing a day by fast catamaran - 3 hrs.  Seasonal: 29th April - 8th September
Portsmouth -  St Malo Brittany Ferries  1 sailing most nights; outward crossing departs 8.15 pm. Crossing time about 11 hours
Poole - Cherbourg  Brittany Ferries  Daily 3 Jan to 8 March, then 30 Apr. to 01 Nov.  One sailing a day usually at 8.30 am - outward.
Plymouth - Roscoff (Brittany)   Useful only for reaching Brittany and the Atlantic regions of France Brittany Ferries   Seasonal : sporadic in winter, daily from 12th March to 25th Sept. One crossing a day - very varied departure times depending on day
** It is also possible to sail to France using Condor Ferries, but most UK-France sailings on Condor involve a change of ships in the Channel Islands


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►This page includes links that will take you directly to the ferry company's own website where you can book online at lowest rates.

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