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Ferries to the UK

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Ferry guides for popular island destinations

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Scotland ⇔ Skye
30 minutes
Up to 8 times p/day
CalMac Ferries
From: 4.00


Scotland ⇔ Bute
6 minutes
Up to 30 times p/day
CalMac Ferries
From: 2.00


Coll ⇔ Tiree
55 Mins.
Once per week
CalMac Ferries
From: 4.00


France ⇔ Ireland
19 Hours
Up to 5 times per week
Irish Ferries
From: 278.00


UK ⇔ Isle of Wight
40 mins.
11 Times per day
From: 17.00

Kennacraig-Port Ellen

Scotland ⇔ Islay
2h 12 mins.
Up to 3 times p/day
CalMac Ferries
From: 9.00
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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 a lot 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 that are equipped with facilities that 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


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 to get there by ferry: you can book tickets from France to the UK for a little over €50,-. Traveling from Holland is a bit more expensive, but if you choose Stenaline, you can have a pretty good price for the Hook of Holland-Harwich crossing. 

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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