Ferry routes France
Ferry routes to, from and within France
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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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.
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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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