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Ferry routes France

Ferry routes to, from and within France

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Ferries from the UK or Ireland to France

Ferry Guides for all routes in and to France

Ferries from France to popular islands

Island Guides for France (Elba, Corsica, Mallorca)

Ferries between France and North Africa

France has ferry services with Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria

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Royan-le Verdon

Charente-Maritime ⇔ Aquitaine
30 mins.
Up to 12 times per day
From: 5,00


France ⇔ Ireland
24 hours
Up to 5 times per week
From: 400,00
dover-calais ferry operators

Dover Calais

UK ⇔ France
1h 30 mins.
Up to 35 times per day
From: 36,00


UK ⇔ France
4 Hours
Up to 4 Times p/day
From: 36,00

Portsmouth-Saint Malo

UK ⇔ France
11 Hours
Once per day
From: 63,00

Poole-Saint Malo

UK ⇔ France
6h 20 mins
Up to 4 times per week
From: 124,00
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About the routes in France

Ferry routes in and around France

Thanks to its central location and the adjacent seas, France is an important ferry country. The Channel, in particular, is a busy ferry route. Every day many ferries go back and forth between Ireland and France and England and France. Dover-Calais is the busiest route, with almost 60 daily sailings divided over three ferry operators.

Corsica is France's most famous destination, but you can also easily travel from France to Mallorca, Menorca, or Sardinia. The Italian island Elba can be reached from Corsica. In addition, some of the Channel Islands can also be reached by boat from France.

From the ports of Sète and especially Marseille, long-distance ferries sail to Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia. They are often older ships, but with some luck, you can book them cheaply (do this as far in advance as possible). That saves a lot of driving. Read our ferry guides for more details and information on where to book.


What people like to know

The shortest and fastest connection to France is the Dover-Calais ferry crossing in the North. In just 1 hour and 30 minutes, you'll cross ‘The Channel' with either DFDS, P&O Ferries or Irish Ferries.

There are ferries leaving to France from the UK ports of Newhaven, Portsmouth, Plymouth, Dover and Poole to various ports in France. Depending on where you travel from you can choose the ferry that suits you best.

Yes there are ferries connecting Ireland to France. Ferries are departing to France from Dublin, Rosslare and Cork.

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  1. Can you book Royan le Verdon also online? Or can you just jump on when you are there?

  2. Best

    We are a group of friends who want to go on holiday to Talais at the end of July.
    We have seen that it is best to make a crossing with a boat over the Gironde.
    Now we had some questions about this, namely:

    1. Do we have to book in advance?
    2. How often does a boat make a crossing? Are there several in an hour?

    • @Through-email:

      In summer the ferry Royan – Le Verdon runs continuously. Since it takes half an hour to get across the maximum wait time would be half an hour since there are two ships son the route. The first departure though you could aim for is 7:45 from Royan and 7:15 when you leave from Le Verdon. You can't pre-book tickets and this ferry is known to be ‘expensive'.

      ” In the the holiday period there can be kilometers of queues and hours of waiting times! ”
      ” The gates open 45 minutes before departure and only then you can buy the ticket for the crossing.”

      • You can also go for this connection:

        Seems a little bit easier (in comments)

        “A 15-minute boat trip across the Gironde River to Blaye on the opposite bank. Advance reservations are not required, and if you have a car, just wait for your turn in the parking lot in the order of arrival. Tickets are paid on board after boarding. Credit card accepted. not cheap but very comfortable”

  3. Why is Royan-le Verdon so expensive? I don't get it. Probably because the ferry is always full on peak times.

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