Ferries to Belgium
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Ferries to Belgium

The multi lingual North European country of Belgium has a cultural diversity that contradicts its dull reputation among travellers.

With two main linguistic groups, the population of Belgium is divided between the Dutch speaking Flemish of the north and the French speakers of Wallonia in the south. There are also some pockets of German speakers residing in the east towards the German border.

The 3 main regions of Belgium are visually very different too. The Flemish or Flanders region covers the North of the country and includes the cities of Antwerp, Ghent, Leuven and Bruges, while the Walloon region covers the south with its largest cities being Charleroi, Liege, Namur and Mons. Brussels, the capital marks the meeting of the two.

Ferries connect the North of England with Belgium providing a great way of arriving on the continent from Northern England with minimal driving. Crossings are year round and operated by modern cruise ferries. Ferry crossings from the south of England (usually to Ostend) are often revived but nothing permanent is available currently.

If you are travelling from England, especially from the south, then it may be more convenient to get to Belgium by travelling to a port in France or Holland.

Are there ferries from the UK to Belgium?

Currently there is only 1 ferry route directly to Belgium from the UK. This is the Hull to Zeebrugge route, operated by P&O Ferries with a crossing time of approximately 13 hours and 7 sailings a week.

What is the cheapest ferry to Belgium?

The cheapest prices are typically during off peak times and low seasons. Compare prices with our deal finder to find the cheapest deals.

What are the ferry ports in Belgium?

The ferry ports our ferry routes travel to and from in Belgium are Antwerp,Bruges-Zeebrugge, Ghent and Ostend.

Belgium reviews

  • "Mixed experience"

    It was clear right from the outset that the crew wish to maintain this ship's cleanliness. The carpet in the cabin areas of the decks were clean, as was our cabin itself. The cabin was functional and adequately comfortable. It served its purpose well. Punctuality was not an issue at all. With all passengers accounted for before the originally planned departure time, we actually left about 30 minutes early and were not rushed in Zeebrugge with an early arrival. Most of the staff were courteous and professional. The catering in the evening, however, was atrocious. While it is unreasonable to expect the same quality of catering on a ferry as on dry land or even on a cruise liner, what was produced on the Pride of York was absolutely appalling. The food was cold and without flavour. Once we'd managed to ascertain that the meat on a plate was turkey, the chef was less than keen to bring out the cranberry sauce to go with it. The apple pie and custard were also cold, and the custard was barely recognisable as such. The standard of catering in the Brasserie restaurant may well have been much higher than in "The Kitchen", but we were not willing to pay such high prices. The £48 that we paid for two evening meals and two breakfasts was more than we would have wanted to pay given the choice. This said, if you disregard the unpleasant catering and concentrate on the rest of the experience, it was a great experience overall and one that I would recommend (as long as you bring your own food to eat on board!).

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  • "hull zeebrugge"

    Brilliant trip. The ferry was very busy so it had a buzz about it. Getting off the ship as a foot passenger took ages. Think the border agency into our own country a joke. It takes forever.

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  • "Great service"

    From arrival to departure was a committed service from all personnel. Very friendly and informative which made our journey that bit more relaxing.

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  • "What a start to 6 month Europe trip"

    Brilliant service Hull to Zeebrugge, overnight with cabin. Best to book cabin with window if you are at all claustrophobic which I am. I had dinner in the Brasserie followed by visit to the cinema. All in all a brilliant experience and the way to travel. I shall be booking for my return trip in November.

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