Ferries to France

Ferries to France from England are operated by three separate companies and connect 5 English ports to 8 French Ports across the English Channel.

Which ferry companies go to France?

There are three separate ferry companies that operate on the routes from England to France, DFDS Seaways, P&O Ferries, Brittany Ferries.

DFDS Seaways operates ferry services on the most popular route, Dover to Calais along with alternative routes from Dover to Dunkirk and Newhaven to Dieppe routes.

P&O Ferries operate ferries on the Dover to Calais route only and have the largest number of passenger ferries on a single route.

Brittany Ferries operate ferries on the larger crossings all of which travel to northern and western France with routes from Portsmouth to Caen, Portsmouth to St Malo, Portsmouth to Cherbourg, Portsmouth to Le Havre, Poole to Cherbourg and Plymouth to Roscoff.

How long is a ferry to France?

How long your ferry to France is will depend on the route you choose to take. The shortest ferry crossing is the Dover to Calais ferry which on average takes approximately 90 minutes whilst the longest is just under 11 hours. The time your ferry takes will depend entirely upon the route you decide to take and the time you decide to travel.

If you’re looking for an even faster journey time then the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais is much quicker taking just 30 minutes.

How much is a ferry to France?

With so many routes and options to choose from, ferry prices will vary greatly. Prices depend upon the route, time of year, who you are travelling with and your method of travel. Book with FranceFerryBooker now in order to get the cheapest tickets for ferries to France.

To help you make an informed decision we’ve listed the available routes below. Simply click on the route to find out more or if you already know where and when you want to travel use our handy ferry comparison tool below. Our ferry comparison gives you the cheapest ferry price available without the need for ferry discount codes.

What is the cheapest ferry crossing to France?

The cheapest ferry crossing to France is from Dover to Calais because there are a large number of crossings per day, there are two companies in direct competition for the business and it is the shortest crossing from England to France. The price of the crossing does depend upon the time of day you wish to travel, the time of year you are travelling, and finally the time of year you book.

To find and book cheap ferries to France simply follow these steps:

Pick your chosen departure port and arrival port.
Choose the time and date you want to travel but remember late in the evening and early morning crossings can be much cheaper.
Book your ferry to France well in advance.
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Book your ferry from England to France

If you’re ready to book enter your details below in our third-party booking widget to compare the latest offers. Using a direct connection to ferry operator reservation systems that travel to France, you can compare all available sailings for your chosen destination in one quick and easy search saving you time online.