Cheap Ferry to
If you are considering a ferry to France, by far the most popular is the Dover Calais route as it is the shortest journey. From just 90 minutes sailing time, you can be in France quickly and with priority boarding, you can be amongst the first on and off the ferry.
The Dover to Dunkirk route is a better choice if your route is through northern France.
How Much Is a Ferry To France?
This depends on many different factors, from the time of year you are sailing to where you are sailing. We recommend:
- Book as far ahead as you can. Prices can rise the closer you are to your sailing date.
- Choose a sailing time that is not peak. This can mean booking a sailing early in the morning or late at night. This does not apply to routes that only sail a few times a day.
- Perhaps try a different provider. There a number of ferry companies that sail to France listed below.
How Long Does It Take?
The shortest time is 90 minutes on sailings to Calais from Dover port offered by two ferry companies, P&O Ferries & DFDS.
Other sailings can take much longer, for example, the DFDS Newhaven to Dieppe takes 4 hours.
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Compare how long it takes and the prices to sail to France from the UK.
|Dover to Calais||30 Crossings daily||1 hour 30 mins|
|Dover to Dunkirk||24 Crossings daily||2 hours|
|Newhaven to Dieppe||6 Crossings daily (May – Sept) 4 all other times.||4 hours|
|Dover to Calais||23 Crossings daily||1 hour 30 mins|
|Portsmouth to Caen||Up to 3 per day||6 – 7 hours|
|Portsmouth to St Malo||Daily||10 hours 45 minutes|
|Portsmouth to Cherbourg||1 Daily||3 hours|
|Portsmouth to Le Havre||Daily||Overnight sailing|
|Plymouth to Roscoff||1 – 2 Daily||6 – 8 hours|
|Poole to Cherbourg||1 Daily day||4 hours 15 minutes|
All prices will vary depending on the time of the sailing and the type of vehicle used.
Other Ticket Types
Generally, prices are based on a car and a certain number of people. Below are some alternative options.
|Operator||Ticket Type||Buy Now|
|DFDS Seaways||Dover-Dunkirk or Calais Multi-Trip|
|DFDS Seaways||Ferry to France With a Bicyle|
|P&O Ferries||Ferry to France With a Bicyle|
|P&O Ferries||Family Foot Passenger|