Ferries to England
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Ferry to England

With a culturally diverse population of around 53 million, England is divided into nine regions and then organised by counties, districts, cities and towns.

The capital city, London, is the most densely populated area in the United Kingdom, with a population of around 9.5 million inhabitants. It has long since been the centre for trade, politics and law, and is also a huge tourist hotspot with plenty of attractions, outdoor spaces, iconic monuments and historic buildings.

Ferry Ports in England

England and the United Kingdom is a great destination to arrive at by ferry with a vast selection of ports available across the country. Portsmouth International ferry port, which provides a hub for those arriving directly from the Isle of Wight, France, Spain and the Channel Islands and is one of the first ‘green’ terminals in the UK. In addition to Portsmouth, the ports of Plymouth and Newhaven also provide a gateway to England from France, Spain and the Channel Islands.

The world’s busiest passenger ferry port is in Dover, located on the very eastern tip of the south coast. Around 16 million passengers pass through Dover Port annually travelling from Calais and Dunkirk, both of which provide excellent links from mainland Europe. The cross channel ferries to Dover are generally the fastest, most frequent and cheapest route into the country with crossings operated by large modern ships. For those looking for a quicker, though more expensive option, there is also the channel tunnel to consider.

For those looking to get a ferry from Europe to UK via Holland or Germany, the most direct route is to Harwich from the Hook of Holland. The service is operated by the Stena Line 'Super ferries' and operates twice daily, all year round. There are also daily overnight services to the north of England like the Amsterdam to Newcastle ferry and Rotterdam and Zeebrugge to Hull. These conveniently scheduled overnight crossings take place onboard well-equipped cruise ferries and allow you to arrive refreshed and ready for the journey ahead.

If you’re travelling to England from across the Irish Sea, there are crossings from Dublin and Belfast to Liverpool though as both crossings take around 8 hours, depending on your final destination it may be better to sail via Wales or Scotland as the crossings are faster and more frequent. Options include sailing from Dublin or Rosslare in Ireland to the Welsh ports of Holyhead, Fishguard and Pembroke or from the Northern Irish ports of Belfast and Larne to the Scottish ports of Cairnryan and Troon. In all cases, the crossings are operated by modern ferries with excellent facilities.

Top Ferry Routes to England

What is the cheapest ferry to England?

The cheapest prices are typically during off peak times and low seasons. Please visit our special offers page in order to find all the latest discounts on ferries to England.

Which ferries go to England?

Ferries travel to England from France, Amsterdam, Spain, Belgium and more. Popular routes include Calais to Dover and Portsmouth to Fishbourne which connects the Isle of Wight with England Mainland.

Dunkirk to Dover ferry duration?

The ferry service from Dunkirk to Dover takes approximately 2 hours. However, this duration can vary depending on weather conditions.

Calais to Dover crossing time?

It takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes for P&O Ferries, DFDS and Irish Ferries to make the crossing from Calais to Dover.

Which ferry companies go to England?

There are 6 popular ferry operators for ferries to England. These are P&O Ferries, Brittany Ferries, Irish Ferries, Stena Line, DFDS Seaways and Wightlink.

What Islands have ferries to England?

Ferries to and from England connect with islands including the Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Guernsey and Jersey.

How long is the ferry to England?

Ferries to England can take between 10 minutes and 15 hours depending on the route. The quickest ferry crossing is Ryde to Southsea, a popular day trip route to the Isle of Wight, with a duration of approximately 10 minutes.

England reviews

  • "ferry"

    All is good on the Dunkerque Seaways and great price too.

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  • "Small waves make good crossings!"

    Very good crossing on this new ship!

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  • "A good experience all round"

    This operator offers excellent value for money. Facilities on-board were good, vehicle loading & unloading were quick and easy, and the crossing itself was smoother than I would have imagined given the sea state at the time.

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  • "Dunkirk to Dover"

    By far the BEST PRICE an excellent service. Booked it via internet less than 12hrs before the trip. 3x cheaper than the closest competitor and even closer than Calais. Great clean facilities on board! Swiss precision with the timing.

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