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70 Ferry connections within and to the UK

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Hull-Rotterdam

UK ⇔ Holland
11h 30 mins.
Once per day
P&O Ferries
From: 164,00

Belfast-Douglas

UK ⇔ Isle of Man
2h 45 mins.
Up to 2 Times p/week
Steam Packet Co.
From: 23,00

Mallaig-Lochboisdale

Scotland ⇔ Uist
3h 30 mins.
Up to 7 Times p/week
CalMac Ferries
From: 13,00
Fast Ferry
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Ballycastle-Campbeltown

Northern Ireland ⇔ Kintyre
1h 30 mins.
Up to 5 Times p/week
Kintyre Express
From: 80,00

Le Shuttle

France ⇔ UK
36 minutes
Eurotunnel
From: 100,00

Portsmouth-Cherbourg

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

Liverpool-Belfast

England ⇔ Ireland
8 hours
2 times per day
Stena Line
From: 40,00

Pembroke-Rosslare

Wales ⇔ Ireland
4 Hours
2 times per day
Irish Ferries
From: 45,00

Cairnryan-Larne

Scotland ⇔ Northern Ireland
2 Hours
6 times per day
P&O Ferries
From: 30,00
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Ardrossan-Campbeltown

Scotland ⇔ Kintyre
2h 36 mins.
3 times per week
CalMac Ferries
From: 37,00

Tayinloan-Gigha

Kintyre ⇔ Gigha
20 mins.
Up to 10 Times p/day
CalMac Ferries
From: 3,00

Plymouth-Santander

England ⇔ Spain
20 Hours
2 times per week
Brittany Ferries
From: 361,00
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Information for ferry travellers

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 also 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!

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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.

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Landscape Scotland

FAQ

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. 

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. 

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 €50,-. 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: https://ferrygogo.com/route/dover-calais/

  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?

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