Map with all ferry routes to France
France is an important transit country for holidaymakers who go back and forth by ferry in the summer. Especially the connections in the North are very popular to transit all the UK tourists towards their holidays, you can read more about that here: From France to the UK.
The country is surrounded by two seas and an ocean, so there are a lot of connections to choose from. You can find more information about costs, number of departures, sailing time and more by clicking on the departure or arrival ports.
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Ferry to France overview
On this page you can find a complete overview of all the ferries sailing to France. You can also have a look at the unique ferry maps for a detailed overview of the existing ferry routes to France.
One of the most booked routes to France are the ferries from the UK to France. While Dover to Calais and Dover to Dunkirk are probably pretty well known there are also lesser known routes Bretagne and Normandy like the crossings from Portsmouth to Cherbourg, Caen and Saint Malo. You can also choose to ride one of the ferries leaving from either Plymouth, Newhaven and Poole to start your trip in France.
See which ferry to France suits your travel plans!
Ferries from the UK to France
In the map above you have seen the various connections between the UK and France. A lot of tourists go back and forth to France on these routes that connect the United Kingdom to France. The shortest crossings are definitely the crossing from Dover to Calais and Dunkirk (1.5 and 2 hours). But when you're looking to travel more from central UK or South Western UK there are a lot of good alternatives for your ferry ride to France.
These are the ferry routes from the UK to France:
- Portsmouth-Le Havre
Or pick between these routes based on travel time, price and / or overnight crossing possibilities via or module below.
Ferries from Ireland to France
Next to the ferries from the UK to France there are also direct crossing from Ireland to France. If you want to travel by ferry to France from Ireland then you have 3 crossing you can choose from. You can either travel from Cork to Roscoff, From Dublin to Cherbourg or from Rosslare to Cherbourg. Brittany Ferries and Irish Ferries sail on these routes.
Below an overview with the crossing time, the possibilites of booking a cabin, and a price indication for the ferry to France from Ireland.
Ferries from Corsica to mainland France
You can also sail from the Island Corsica back to France. Corsica is French as well but here we are talking about the ferries within France that sail from Corsica back to coastal France. Ferries are sailing from Toulon, Nice and Marseille to some of the hotspots of Corsica. To get a complete overview of all the ferries from Corsica to France and back you can also take a look at our ferry to Corsica page.
All ferries from and to France
The ferry to France is a comfortable way to travel. On the boat you can stretch your legs and usually make use of a whole lot of entertainment aan boord.
Every year many people travel from England through beautiful France. These will make frequent use of the ferries to France from Dover or other ports on the British South Coast.
Travelers from the European mainland will mainly make use of the ferries that leave from France to, for example, Corsica, from France to the UK or the North African countries. Naturally, many people also travel the other way, to France.
Within France itself there are also many ferries, after all it is a large country with a lot of coast. We have also placed some of these crossings on FerryGoGo, or we will place them in the near future.
Ferries to, from and within France
Travelling to France and staying there
Frequently Asked Questions: ferry to France
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 or P&O 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.