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Ferry routes to, from and within the UK

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Ferries to the UK

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Ferry from the UK

Guides for ferry passengers departing from the UK

Ferries to British Islands

Ferry guides for popular island destinations

Ferries to The Hebrides

All information about the ferries to the Scottish Hebrides and Arran.

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All ferry routes to and in the UK

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Ferry connections within and to the UK

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Kintyre โ‡” Gigha
20 mins.
Up to 10 times per day


England โ‡” Ireland
8 hours
Up to 2 times per day


Spain โ‡” Ireland
18 Hours
Up to 2 times per week


Scotland โ‡” Northern Ireland
2 Hours
Up to 6 times per day


Scotland โ‡” Lewis
2h 45 mins.
Up to 3 times per day


England โ‡” Spain
20 Hours
Up to 2 times per week


Scotland โ‡” Scotland
30 minutes
Up to 6 times per day


Spain โ‡” Ireland
32 Hours
Up to 2 times per week
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Southsea โ‡’ Ryde

UK โ‡” Isle of Wight
10 mins.
Up to 20 times per day

Portsmouth-Saint Malo

UK โ‡” France
11 Hours
Once per day


Scotland โ‡” Northern Ireland
2h 15 mins.
Up to 6 times per day

Portsmouth-Le Havre

UK โ‡” France
5h 30 mins.
Up to 5 times per week
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Information for ferry passengers

About the ferry routes in and around the United Kingdom

If you are travelling from mainland Europe to the UK, most people will opt for a crossing from France or the Netherlands. There is alsoย a ferry from Spain, but this usually serves as a return trip for Brits who go on holiday to the Iberian Peninsula. There are, of course, also many crossings from Ireland.

The ferry to and from the UK is a pleasant way to travel. You can travel with your own vehicle, and there is much to do on board the ferry. Even on the shorter crossings, you will never be bored. However, it really is a party on the longer crossings on ferries equipped with facilities you also find on a cruise.

Travelling and Staying in the United Kingdom

There are a lot of ferries going to and from the United Kingdom. This way you can travel comfortably to England, Scotland and Wales.

The UK is a versatile island with a rich culture and nature. So you can enjoy busy London, visit a Liverpool football match or just enjoy a peaceful walk through the Scottish landscapes. What you look for is up to you, the ferry will take you there!

towerbridge london

Famous tower bridge in London

Traveling around the UK on arrival by ferry is easy. Most terminals have excellent roads and public transport is often a very good option. For example, you can book tickets with various ferry companies that also include our train ticket. So you can leave the car at the right of the departure port. These tickets are often very affordable.

landscape Scotland

Landscape Scotland


What people like to know

The ferry companies that you see most often when you book a ferry to the UK are DFDS, P&O, Irish Ferries and Brittany Ferries.ย 

The cheapest way to get there by ferry is to book far in advance and compare multiple crossings. The shorter the crossing, the cheaper it usually is. Skip the ferries with a cabin and travel on unpopular times and days.ย 

If you're only thinking about the cost of getting there by ferry: you can book tickets from France to the UK for a little over โ‚ฌ50,-. Travelling from the Netherlands is a bit more expensive, but if you choose Stena Line, you can have a pretty good price for the Hook of Holland-Harwich crossing. Hull-Rotterdam is also a good option, but a bit more expensive as it is often an overnight crossing with a cabin.

Yes, it is usually possible to take the dog on board the boat to The United Kingdom. On the longer crossings, kennels can often be booked or the dog is allowed in the cabin. On short crossings, the four-legged friend can remain in the car. There are some formalities. For example, the dog must have an animal passport, a microchip, timely rabies vaccination, and treatment against tapeworm.

If this is not followed, there is a risk that the dog, cat, or ferret will have to be quarantined for four weeks. More info regarding bringing pets on ferries.

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  1. Can you help me? We are a family of 5, and we want to travel to the UK from France in September 2023. We don't have a car, is it possible to ferry without a car? And which ferry to take?

    • Hi Day-M,

      Most people take the ferry from Calais to Dover with P&O Ferries if they ferry travel without a car as with DFDS you can't book without a car (only with a bike) and with Irish Ferries it also doesn't seem possible (they are more unclear about it, when you book as passenger though there don't seem to be any ‘sailings' which is odd).

      Check out the route here:

  2. how quickly can I get from Norway to UK by ferry? 2 adults, a child and a pet, no car.

  3. Im looking at travelling from Dover to Calais; can I take my two dogs?

  4. Hi

    Would anyone know if there is a ferry crossing from Plymouth to Hull or Sheffield or even to Portsmouth then one from Portsmouth to Hull or Sheffield ?


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