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Ferries to France

There are large number of different shipping companies offering ferry connections to France from a wide variety of different locations. The most popular shipping companies being the Euro Tunnel, Brittany Ferries, P&O Ferries and DFDS. There are many different ferry ticket options for you to choose from - 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. We recommend using our price finder to discover the best times and prices to suit your journey.

How long are ferry sailing times to France?

Due to the number of destinations you can travel from to France, the sailing times are expectedly widely varied. One of the most popular connections, England to France, can take anywhere from 35 minutes on the EuroTunnel up to 11 hours. Some of the longer journey times can be found on our connections from Algeria and Morocco, taking 23 hours and almost 40 hours to sail to France, respectively.

Which ferries travel to France?

At this moment in time, there ferry connections offering around almost 1,000 sailings 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.

Travelling with pets and vehicles on the ferry to France

It is entirely possible for you to take your pets and vehicles with you on the ferry to France. However, it is important to be aware 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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