Crossing the channel by ferry

Cross channel ferries

Direct Ferries is your port of call if you are looking to find the best cross channel ferry deals. We compare channel crossing prices from all major operators on each of the English Channel ferry routes. We offer a huge range of ferry tickets from ports all along the UK and the French coastline.

For more information, please visit our Ferries from England to France page.

Cross channel ferry routes

Whether you are crossing the channel by car, by bike or on foot, come and book with us. There is choice aplenty with links between 5 English ports and 8 ports across the channel in France. You will be spoilt for choice with 10 different routes operated by P&O Ferries, DFDS and Brittany Ferries.

These include the UK ports of Dover, Portsmouth, Poole, Newhaven and Plymouth, as well as the French destinations of Calais, Dunkirk, St Malo, Cherbourg, Caen, Dieppe, Roscoff and Le Havre. So no matter what part of the country you are heading, Direct Ferries has your journey covered.

Cross Channel Operators

Dover - Calais

  • DFDS Seaways
    • 12 Sailings Daily 2 hr
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  • P&O Ferries
    • 23 Sailings Daily 1 hr 30 min
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Dover - Dunkirk

  • DFDS Seaways
    • 12 Sailings Daily 2 hr
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Newhaven - Dieppe

  • DFDS Seaways
    • 3 Sailings Daily 4 hr
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Folkestone - Calais (Eurotunnel)

  • Eurotunnel
    • 49 Crossings Daily 35 min
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Poole - Cherbourg

  • Brittany Ferries
    • 6 Sailings Weekly 4 hr 15 min
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Portsmouth - St Malo

  • Brittany Ferries
    • 7 Sailings Weekly 11 hr
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Portsmouth - Caen

  • Brittany Ferries
    • 3 Sailings Daily 5 hr 45 min
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Plymouth - Roscoff

  • Brittany Ferries
    • 9 Sailings Weekly 5 hr 30 min
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Portsmouth - Cherbourg

  • Brittany Ferries
    • 8 Sailings Weekly 3 hr
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Channel ferry reviews

  • "dover to Dunkirk "

    On time no problems and a quiet crossing.

    'Allan' travelled Dover Dunkirk with DFDS Seaways on D Class

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  • "Great experience"

    Our experience was great! The staff at the port were all very friendly. It was easy to get in and out of the ports.

    'Natalie' travelled Dover Dunkirk with DFDS Seaways on D Class

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  • "Best ferry ever"

    Very good service

    'Michael' travelled Dover Dunkirk with DFDS Seaways on D Class

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  • "Dover-Dunkirk-Dover"

    Good value for money, efficient booking, everything went pretty smoothly. I was impressed.

    'Anonymous' travelled Dover Dunkirk with DFDS Seaways on D Class

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We arrange over 1.2 million ferry crossings / year

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Cheapest way to cross the channel

If you are looking for a cheap channel crossing you can use our fare finder search tool to choose the best times and prices to suit you. Keep an eye out on our website, email newsletters and social media for new and exclusive deals, giving you access to the cheapest ways to cross the channel, all year round.

If a quick crossing is just as important as a great price, you are in luck. You can make your journey in no time at all, with some trips taking as little as 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete. If you want to cut down the driving time, sit down, relax and take in the sea views, some of the longer crossings are the ones for you.