|► See Eurostar page for trains from London or Ashford to France and Belgium|
- 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 Ferries Up to 10 crossings a day|
Up to 23 crossings a day
Day trips from £39. Must be booked by 30th March 2023
|Irish Ferries 5 crossings per day|
|Dover - Dunkirk||DFDS Ferries Up to 9 crossings a day|
|Hull Zeebrugge (Belgium)||Not currently operating|
|Newhaven - Dieppe||DFDS Ferries Up to 3 crossings a day. Returns from £83|
|Portsmouth - Le Havre||Brittany Ferries
Most days of the year, generally one overnight sailing
Day trips to France with 24hrs in France from £24 for foot passenger
|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 - Daytime and night sailings
|Portsmouth - Cherbourg||Brittany Ferries Seasonal: late April - early 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
25th Sept. One crossing a day - very varied departure times depending
|Plymouth Santander (Spain)||Brittany Ferries Two weekly services between March and November. Essentially for motorists driving to Spain or Portugal, but also a relaxing way out or back for anyone wanting a one-way drive through France.|
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