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Ferries to France

How much is the ferry to France?

There are many different ferry ticket options for you to pick from - ferry prices can vary due to times of year, number of passengers, what route you are taking, and if you are bringing your car with you. Book with Direct Ferries now in order to get the cheapest tickets for ferries to France, and sign up to our email newsletter to be the first to hear about all of our latest deals and offers.

How long are ferries to France?

How long your ferry to France will take depends on which route you take. If, for example, you take our ever popular ferry from England to France, then this journey could take anywhere between 35 minutes to 11 hours, very much depending on where you sail from and to. Some of the longest ferry journeys that you can expect come from Algeria, which takes on average about 23 hours, and from Morocco, which can take up to 39 hours and 45 minutes.

Which ferries go to France?

At this moment in time, there are a huge variety of ferries that are available to get you to France; overall, there are about 929 per week that travel to France – from a multitude of locations, such as the ferry from Portsmouth, the ferry from Dover, and the ferry from Poole.

Can I take my dog on the ferry to France?

Yes, it is entirely possible for you to bring your dog with you on the ferry, just remember that you are responsible for making sure that your pet complies with regulations both on the ferry, and in France itself.

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France reviews

  • "Fast and easy"

    I always use the Eurotunnel when i go to France. Not really much to say about when you are in tunnel as you aren''t on there long enough to do much apart from go to the loo! Reason i use is because i like driving straight on to motorway when i get to the other side. Wish it was a bit cheaper, but i suppose you are paying a bit more to save some time.

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  • "Nice ferry"

    I traveled on board the Normandie from Caen to Portsmouth last night and enjoyed a pleasant and fast night crossing back to England. The Normandie is a rather nice ferry, its facilities look new. I booked an inside cabin and, even though it''s pretty small, it''s very comfortable. The advantage of traveling overnight by ferry is you don''t get the feeling of wasting a day off traveling!

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  • "Bretagne, sweet Bretagne!"

    I live in London and traveled on board The Bretagne from Portsmouth to St Malo to go home for few days. It''s a nice, not too big ferry. The food is good quality for value and the entertainment very family orientated, with singers and magician. I booked the night crossing, but too late to get a cabin, so I got a reclining seat. It''s "ok" for few hours, but I ended up sleeping on the floor as most people in the salon. On a final note, it was a good experience, cheaper than the plane and I really enjoyed the arrival overlooking St Malo!

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  • "Superferry Indeed!"

    Recently travelled on the Stena Britannica from Harwich to Hook of Holland - and I have to say I was impressed! The ships are brand new so everything was top notch from the restaurants through to the bar areas, drinks were reasonably priced on board as was food in the buffet restaurant - there was also A ‘la Carte style dining however we did not visit there. Cabins were spotlessly clean and well equipped, with wider beds than normal ferries and with the addition of flat screen TVs and free Wi-Fi internet - makes this an above average ferry crossing. I would without a doubt use this crossing again.

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