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Guide to taking a ferry to France with Condor Ferries

Condor Ferries sail from several ports on the South Coast of England, saving you drive time and making it easier to take your car and travel by ferry.

You can sail from ports in Weymouth, Poole and Portsmouth. Condor is also the only operator to provide a car ferry service between the Channel Islands and the UK.

Condor Ferries operates a modern, well-equipped fleet including an all-weather conventional ferry and three fast ferries. All this makes ferry travel to French regions including Brittany comfortable and convenient.

Condor Ferries believe in making your journey as comfortable and care free as possible for you – on board their ferries you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in the cafe, or sit back and relax in their exclusive Club Class Lounge.

To book a crossing visit the links below for prices, availability and to book ferries.




Norfolkline Ferries is now part of DFDS Seaways

From July 2010 Norfolkline ferries were integrated into DFDS Seaways and now operate as part of their extensive ferry service.

DFDS is one of the world's largest ferry companies and the fastest growing on the English Channel. The introduction of the Dover-Calais route alongside the established Dover-Dunkirk ferry route allows you to plan a crossing to suit your needs.

Sail out of one port and return to another, take the ferry and drive through Europe, or treat yourself to a mini-cruise on one of their other ferry routes.

To book a ferry crossing with DFDS visit their website by clicking below, where you can view availability, prices and book ferries online.

Channel Tunnel Train Crossings from Eurotunnel Le Shuttle

Eurotunnel Le Shuttle is the fastest way to cross the channel taking just 35 minutes to get from Folkestone to Calais.

Eurotunnel Le Shuttle trains are the only way to transport your car through the Channel Tunnel, and crossings depart on an extremely frequent basis with as many as four departures an hour. This gives you some of the most flexibility and choice for your crossing.

There are many other advantages to booking with Eurotunnel Le Shuttle. As well as the speed of the journey, the train takes you direct from Motorway to Motorway, you have no baggage restrictions or fuel supplements and one ticket will cover a car and up to 9 passengers. There are also good facilities in the two tunnel terminals at Folkestone and Calais, although waiting times are usually limited.

If you wish to travel on the Channel Tunnel as a foot passenger you will need to use the Eurostar passenger train service.

Compare Eurotunnel Le Shuttle crossings using our fare search tool or get direct prices from the Eurotunnel Le Shuttle website.




P&O Ferries boasts the largest fleet of ships offering a wide range of services and facilities, the most comprehensive route network and the most frequent passenger and freight services to the Continent.

P&O is the main ferry operator for ferries between Dover and Calais. They offer a choice of different crossing times throughout the day. So whether you are looking for a day trip of lunch and some shopping or you are planning on taking a drive further into France or even into Europe then you will find a ferry crossing to suit you with P&O.

P&O Ferries offer competitive low priced ferry fares which make their service a realistic alternative to booking a budget flight to France, plus you have the benefit and comfort of taking your own carry abroad with you.

It takes just 90 minutes to cross the channel between Dover and Calais and there are around 46 sailings a day which means you can be as flexible as you like with your times of travel.

To book a crossing with P&O Ferries use the ferry search provider on the right.


Ferries from UK ports to North West France

Since the 1970’s Brittany Ferries has grown into the leading ferry provider carrier on the western and central channel routes, from the South and West of England to the North West of France.

Brittany Ferries routes also extend far beyond Normandy and Brittany to western France and northern Spain.



SeaFrance ceased trading in 2012 and MyFerryLink have taken over the running of their ships on the Dover to Calais Route, with 16 crossings per day and competitive fares.

Running two state of the art modern ships with a full range of facilities, you will arrive in France feeling relaxed and refreshed. MyFerryLink are ideal if you are travelling with children as there are dedicated play areas on board for all ages.

Being a French company, the food onboard is excellent and there is something to suit everyone’s tastes, whether just a quick snack or a full meal.

View the links below to find out availability, prices and to book ferries.