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  • Ferry Crossings
    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.

    Ferry travel means taking your own car, which means you’ll have the freedom to explore far and wide when you’re on your holiday, and since ferry prices are usually charged per car, you may find it’s a more affordable alternative than 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 and Ireland to help you plan your travel. You can add any of these crossings to your Canvas Holidays booking, when you book online or on the phone.

    If you’ve any questions about planning and booking your ferry travel, please call our sales team on 0345 268 0827.

    Short English Channel Crossings
    CrossingDurationPrice per car
    Dover to Calais
    (P&O Ferries)
    90 minsReturn From £50
    Dover to Dunkirk
    (DFDS Seaways)
    2 hoursReturn 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
    Landbridge crossings
    CrossingDurationPrice per car
    Larne to Cairnryan
    (P&O Ferries)
    2 hoursFrom £176
    Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead
    (Stena Line)
    2 hours From £206
    Dublin to Holyhead
    (Stena Line)
    3 hours, 15 minsFrom £180
    Rosslare to Fishguard
    (Stena Line)
    3 hours, 20 minsFrom £180
    Belfast to Cairnryan
    (Stena Line)
    2 hours, 20 minsFrom £206
    Ferry route map

    Canvas Holidays does not offer the Cork to Roscoff crossing, so please book straight with the ferry operator to sail direct from Ireland.

    *Fares are for up to two passengers.

    Please note that prices and routes are all subject to change.