Ferry crossings

Ferry crossings


Whether you want to hop across the English Channel to the north of France or take a longer sail to Spain you can find a ferry route to suit you. You can sail direct to the continent from eight ports in England.

Going by ferry means you can take your own car, giving you the freedom to explore far and wide when you’re on your holiday. As ferry prices are usually charged per car, you may find it’s an affordable alternative to air travel.

Remember, if you do choose to travel by ferry it’s worth booking early because crossings can fill up, particularly during peak times.

How to plan and book your journey

Below is a brief summary of ferry routes departing from the UK  to help you plan your travel. Ferry crossings are not currently available to book online so please call our Sales Team on 0845 268 0827 to book.

The information below is for guidance only - prices will be confirmed when you book your holiday.

Short English Channel crossings

CrossingDurationPrice per car
Dover to Calais 
(P&O Ferries)
90 mins
Return from £50

Dover to Dunkirk
(DFDS Seaways)

2 hours
Return from £30

Folkestone to Calais
(Euro Tunnel)

40 minsReturn from £80

Longer English Channel Crossings

CrossingDurationPrice per car
Portsmouth to St Malo
(Brittany Ferries)
10 hoursReturn from £275
Portsmouth to Le Havre
(Brittany Ferries Economy)
5 hours 30 minsReturn from £132
Poole to Cherbourg
(Brittany Ferries)
2 hours 15 minsReturn from £226
Portsmouth to Caen
(Brittany Ferries)
6 hoursReturn from £154
Portsmouth to Cherbourg
(Brittany Ferries)
3 hoursReturn from £198
Portsmouth to Le Havre
(Brittany Ferries)
3 hours 45 minsReturn from £198
Plymouth to Roscoff
(Brittany Ferries)
6 hoursReturn from £154

Crossings to Holland

CrossingDurationPrice per car
Harwich to Hook of Holland
(Stena Line)
7 hoursReturn from £154*
Hull to Rotterdam
(P&O Ferries)
10 hoursReturn from £100*
Hull to Zeebrugge
(P&O Ferries)
13 hoursReturn from £100*
Newcastle to Amsterdam
(DFDS Seaways)
16 hoursReturn from £186

Crossings to Spain

CrossingDurationPrice per car
Plymouth to Santander
(Brittany Ferries)
20 hoursReturn from £384*
Portsmouth to Bilbao
(Brittany Ferries)
24 hoursReturn from £384*
Portsmouth to Santander
(Brittany Ferries Economy)
26 hoursReturn from £264

*Fares are for up to two passengers.

Please note that prices and routes are subject to change.