Ferry to France
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Ferry to France

France ferry companies operate ferries to England, Ireland and Morocco with 48 routes to choose from. Ferry duration can range between 35 minutes and 40 hours 35 minutes depending on the route, operator and ship.

France Ferry Schedules & Timetables

There are approximately 118 daily sailings to France with popular ferry operators. P&O Ferries provide up to 11 crossings per day and DFDS Seaways provide up to 30 crossings per day, Irish Ferries provide up to 14 crossings per day and Brittany Ferries provide up to 8 crossings per day.

Ferry Timetables can change throughout the year and often increase during the high season. View our deal finder for the most up to date sailing times and availability.

Ports of France

There are 15 ports in France, popular ports include Calais, Dunkirk, Cherbourg, Nice, Caen and Marseille.

Ferry from Calais

Ferries from Calais sail 94 times a day, providing ferry connections from France to England.

Ferry from Dover to Calais

The ferry from Dover to Calais sail approximately 40 times per day with an average crossing time of 1 hour and 30 minutes. Dover to Calais ferry prices can range between £60 and £237.

Ferry from Dover to Dunkirk

Ferries from Dover to Dunkirk sail approximately 12 times per day with a crossing time of 2 hours. Dover Dunkirk ferry prices can range between £90 and £248.

Ferry from Portsmouth to France

There are a total of 4 ferry routes between Portsmouth and France. The fastest route is Portsmouth to Cherbourg in approximately 3 hours with 3 weekly sailings. Alternatively, there is the Portsmouth to Caen ferry, which takes approximately 5 hours and 45 minutes with 19 sailings per week.

Cheap Ferries to France

France ferry prices can range between £60 and £1,415. Ferry cost can vary by operator, season, and route. View our special offers page for the latest ferry offers and discounts.

Ferry to France from UK?

Yes, you can take a ferry from UK to France from the following ports: Dover, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Newhaven and Poole. Ferries to France from UK are available for booking all year round.

Eurotunnel Folkestone to Calais

The fastest crossing into France is from Folkstone to Calais via the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle, which takes approximately 35 minutes. Alternatively, there are a number of cheap ferries to France with garage space onboard for your car.

Dover to France Ferry Time

The earliest ferry from Dover to France leaves at 00:10 and arrives in Calais at around 01:40. The latest ferry leaves at 23:59 and arrives in Dunkirk at around 02:00. These times can vary depending on the season in which you travel.

Overnight Ferry France

Yes, there are ferries to France which operate overnight including Dover to Calais, Plymouth to Roscoff, Portsmouth to Cherbourg and Dover to Dunkirk.

Brittany Ferries to France

Choose between a number of daytime and overnight sailings to France. There are a wide range of facilities onboard suitable for all age groups onboard Brittany Ferries. Most ships are equipped with restaurants, TV lounges, children’s playrooms and duty-free shops. This can vary depending on what vessel you sail to book with.

*All ferry prices subject to change, pricing representative of searches over last 30 days.

Most popular questions

Which ferries travel to France?

Ferries to France:
  • Dover
  • Dublin
  • Newhaven
  • Plymouth
  • Portsmouth
  • Poole
  • Rosslare
  • Cork
  • Folkestone
  • Guernsey
  • Jersey (St Helier)
  • Ajaccio
  • Ile Rousse
  • Bastia
  • Porto Torres
  • Porto Vecchio
  • Golfo Aranci
  • Alcudia
  • Ciutadella
  • Bejaia
  • Propriano
  • Tunis
  • Algiers
  • Skikda
  • Nador
  • Tangier Med
  • Alderney
  • Zarzis

What is the fastest ferry to France?

The fastest ferry crossing to France is via the Folkestone to Calais route, with a crossing time of approximately 35m.

What is the cheapest ferry to France?

The cheapest ferry to France is £96 from Guernsey to Dielette. Price exclusive of booking fees.

What are the ferry ports in France?

France Ferry Ports:
  • Calais
  • Cherbourg
  • Dieppe
  • Roscoff
  • St Malo
  • Caen
  • Le Havre
  • Dunkirk
  • Nice
  • Toulon
  • Sete
  • Marseille
  • Granville
  • Dielette
  • Carteret

Can you take pets on the ferry to France?

Yes, you can bring your pets onboard the ferries. Where pets are allowed on the ferries depends on the ferry company. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
  • Irish Ferries
  • DFDS Seaways
  • Brittany Ferries
  • P&O Ferries
  • Eurotunnel
  • Stena Line
  • Condor Ferries
  • Corsica Ferries
  • Corsica Linea
  • Grandi Navi Veloci
  • La Meridionale

France reviews

  • "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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  • "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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  • "Good ferry service"

    I recommend this ferry service for anyone crossing the channel. Good price and quick.

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  • "DFDS ferries are ok"

    The ferries are quite new, comfortable with alternative styles of seating. Staff were friendly and helpful. On my journeys the number of car passengers were minimal so there was masses of space and the ability to choose a quiet spot if needed (I was going down with flu on the return trip so this was welcome). Lots of televisions around showing Sky News.

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