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Ferry to France

How to get to France by ferry

Popular
dover-calais ferry operators

Dover-Calais

UK ⇔ France
1h 30 mins.
Up to 55 times p/day
From: 36,00

Portsmouth-Cherbourg

UK ⇔ France
8 hours
2 times per week
From: 51,00

Newhaven-Dieppe

UK ⇔ France
4 Hours
3 times per day
From: 39,00

Portsmouth-Le Havre

UK ⇔ France
5h 30 mins.
7 times per week
From: 100,00

Discover all crossings to France on this page

There are a lot of ferries connecting France with other countries. France has direct ferry routes with Ireland, the UK, Morocco, Italy, Corsica and more. 

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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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Travel tip: Book early

The prices for the ferries rise sharply as the boats fill up. Especially during peak season, the ferries and parking decks fill up quickly. Therefore, book far in advance and avoid high costs.

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:

Or pick between these routes based on travel time, price and / or overnight crossing possibilities via or module below.

Ferry to France from UK

Popular
dover-calais ferry operators

Dover-Calais

UK ⇔ France
1h 30 mins.
Up to 55 times p/day
From: 36,00

Portsmouth-Cherbourg

UK ⇔ France
8 hours
2 times per week
From: 51,00

Newhaven-Dieppe

UK ⇔ France
4 Hours
3 times per day
From: 39,00

Portsmouth-Le Havre

UK ⇔ France
5h 30 mins.
7 times per week
From: 100,00
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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 to France from Ireland

Cherbourg-Dublin

France ⇔ Ireland
19 Hours
Up to 5 times per week
From: 278,00

Roscoff-Cork

France ⇔ Ireland
14 Hours
2 times per week
From: 66,00

Cherbourg-Rosslare

France ⇔ Ireland
18 Hours
4 times per week
From: 189,00

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.

Ferries to France from Corsica

Livorno-Bastia

Italy ⇔ Corsica
4 Hours
3 times per day
From: 30,00

Piombino-Bastia

Italy ⇔ Corsica
3 Hours
2 times per week
From: 34,00

Marseille-Bastia

Marseille ⇔ Corsica
12 Hours
Once per day
From: 150,00

Nice-Bastia

Nice ⇔ Corsica
6 Hours
6 times per week
From: 77,00
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Ferries from Morocco to France

Another popular crossing is the route from Morocco to France by ferry. There are ferries from Tangier to Sete and Marseille and from Nador to Sete.

These are the three connections from Morocco to France:

  1. Tangier-Marseille
  2. Nador-Sete
  3. Tangier-Sete

Ferry to France from Morocco

Marseille – Tangier

France ⇔ Morocco
38 Hours
3 times per week
From: 153,00

Sète-Tangier

France ⇔ Morocco
40 Hours
2 times per week
From: 85,00

Sète-Nador

France ⇔ Morocco
38 Hours
4 times per week
From: 98,00

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

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dover-calais ferry operators

Dover-Calais

UK ⇔ France
1h 30 mins.
Up to 55 times p/day
From: 36,00

Portsmouth-Cherbourg

UK ⇔ France
8 hours
2 times per week
From: 51,00

Newhaven-Dieppe

UK ⇔ France
4 Hours
3 times per day
From: 39,00

Portsmouth-Le Havre

UK ⇔ France
5h 30 mins.
7 times per week
From: 100,00

Royan-le Verdon

Charente-Maritime ⇔ Aquitaine
30 mins.
Variable
From: 4,00

Portsmouth-Saint Malo

UK ⇔ France
9 hours
Once per day
From: 63,00
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Dover-Dunkirk

UK ⇔ France
2 Hours
Up to 8 times p/day
From: 81,00

Cherbourg-Dublin

France ⇔ Ireland
19 Hours
Up to 5 times per week
From: 278,00
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Travelling to France and staying there

France is one of Europe's most popular vacation destinations. For Brits travelling to and in France it's good to know in advance that there is a time difference of an hour, and you'll be driving on the right side of the road ;).
 
For travellers there is an abundance of things to do and places to see in France. In the more Northern parts of France there is Bretagne and Normandy where you can travel by ferry directly.
 
Also a bit in the Northern is the region Champagne, which offers beautiful scenery and serenity. There are some great wine regions like the Loire, the Côte d'Or in the Bourgogne close to Beaune and Bordeaux to name just a couple of the Wine areas you could visit.
 
Then there are a lot of beautiful cities to visit: Paris, Lille, Lyon, Beaune, Bordeaux, Rouen, Nice, Marseille, Cannes, Aix en Provence and a lot more. More in the Southern part of France you can find the beautiful regions of the Provence, the Cote d'Azur, Departement Lot, and the Pyrenees. In short, plenty of choice on what to do in this magnificent country.

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.

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