Ferry to UK
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Ferry to the UK

There are a large number of different shipping companies offering ferry connections to the UK from a wide variety of different locations. The most popular shipping companies being the Eurotunnel, P&O Ferries and Wightlink. There are many different ferry ticket options for you to choose from - prices tend to vary due to times of year, number of passengers, route, and if you are planning on bringing your car. We recommend using our price finder to discover the best times and prices to suit your journey.

How long are ferry sailing times to the UK?

Due to the number of destinations you can travel from to the UK, the sailing times are widely varied. One of the most popular connections, France to England, can take just 35 minutes on the Eurotunnel and around 1 hour 30 minutes if travelling from Dover to Calais. A typical ferry crossing from the Isle of Wight to the UK can take just 22 minutes if sailing the Ryde to Portsmouth route and travelling from Rotterdam to Hull can take around 11 hours.

Where do ferries go to in the UK?

There are many ports in the UK offering ferry routes to different locations in Europe. The most popular ports being Dover and Portsmouth in the south of England and Liverpool and Hull in the north of England.

What is the cheapest ferry to the UK?

The cheapest prices are typically during off peak times and low seasons. Ferry Compare prices with our deal finder to find the cheapest deals.

Which ferry companies go to the UK?

There are 5 popular ferry operators for the UK. These are P&O Ferries, Irish Ferries, Stena Line, Wightlink and DFDS.

What are the ferry ports in the UK?

The most popular ferry ports in the UK from our selected routes include Dover, Portsmouth, Liverpool, Belfast, Aberdeen, Fshbourne, Holyhead and Douglas.

Most popular questions

  • Which ferries travel to UK?

    Ferries to UK:
    • Cairnryan
    • Larne
    • Dublin
    • Calais
    • Bilbao
    • Caen
    • Cherbourg
    • Le Havre
    • Santander
    • Roscoff
    • St Malo
    • Belfast
    • Douglas
    • Heysham
    • Liverpool
    • Dunkirk
    • Rotterdam
    • Southampton
    • Rosslare
    • Hook of Holland
    • Liverpool Birkenhead
    • Amsterdam (Ijmuiden)
    • Fishbourne
    • Portsmouth Harbour
    • Ryde
    • Guernsey
    • Jersey (St Helier)
    • Poole
    • Portsmouth
    • Granville
    • Carteret
    • Dielette
    • Sark
    • Southsea
    • Gills Bay
    • St Margaret's Hope
  • What is the fastest ferry to UK?

    The fastest ferry crossing to UK is via the Southsea to Ryde route, with a crossing time of approximately 10m.
  • What is the cheapest ferry to UK?

    The cheapest ferry to UK is £73 from Fishbourne to Portsmouth.
  • What are the ferry ports in UK?

    UK Ferry Ports:
    • Larne
    • Cairnryan
    • Holyhead
    • Dover
    • Portsmouth
    • Poole
    • Plymouth
    • Douglas
    • Belfast
    • Hull
    • East Cowes
    • Fishguard
    • Harwich
    • Liverpool Birkenhead
    • Newcastle
    • Ryde
    • Portsmouth Harbour
    • Jersey (St Helier)
    • Guernsey
    • Southsea
    • St Margaret's Hope
    • Gills Bay
  • Can you take pets on the ferry to UK?

    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
    • P&O Irish Sea
    • Irish Ferries
    • Brittany Ferries
    • P&O Ferries
    • Stena Line
    • DFDS Seaways
    • Wightlink
    • Condor Ferries
    • Pentland Ferries

UK reviews

  • "ferry"

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

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  • "Birkenhead to Belfast"

    Very pleasent trip.

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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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