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Which route is right for you?

Want the most direct journey to your destination in France or Spain so you can spend less time (and money) on driving and more time enjoying your holiday? Want a fantastic choice of routes from ports in the UK that are convenient for you to get to? Want excellent restaurants, elegant bars, family fun, comfy cabins and more? Then we're sure to have the right route for you. Choose yours below and enjoy your journey.

Where is your nearest port?

Portsmouth

Portsmouth is the closest ferry port to London and with direct access from the motorway is easily reached from the Midlands and Southern England.

Poole

Poole is conveniently reached from Bristol, the Midlands and the South of England with easy access to the motorway network.

Plymouth

Plymouth is easy to reach from Wales and the West Country and with fast access to the port from the motorway, it ensures a stress free journey.

Ferries to France from Portsmouth, Poole and Plymouth

Ferry routes to France
  • Great choice of routes sailing to 5 ports in Northern France from 3 ports on the South coast of England
  • Get closer to your holiday destination in Brittany, Normandy, the Loire, and Western France
  • Pick from a wide choice of sailing times and, if you sail overnight, you'll arrive in France by morning
  • Daily sailings on most routes have cabins and reserved seating so you can choose the best accommodation for you

Find the best route for you

Use our Trip Planner to find the best route for you to take from your home in the UK to your destination in France. Just pop your start and end points in the directions tool and it will automatically choose the route that offers the shortest journey for you.

Get directions on Trip Planner

Ferries to France
RouteFerry typeFrequency
(per day)
DurationCrossings
Portsmouth to Le HavreÉconomie1 - 26 hrs 30 mins - 10 hrs 15 minsOvernight or daytime Book
Portsmouth to CaenCruise2 - 36 hrs - 7 hrsOvernight or daytime Book
Portsmouth to Cherbourg High speed1 - 23 hrsDaytime Book
Portsmouth to St MaloCruise1 most days8 hrs - 11 hrsOvernight or daytimeBook
Poole to CherbourgCruise14 hrs 15 mins - 9 hrs 45 minsOvernight or daytimeBook
Plymouth to RoscoffCruise1 - 2 most days6 hrs - 11 hrsOvernight or daytimeBook
Plymouth to St Malo (Winter only)CruiseTwice a week7 hrs 45 mins - 11 hrs 45 minsOvernightBook
Please be aware that some routes may have seasonal variations. For sailings on specific times and dates, please check our timetables.

Which port is closest to my destination?

Le Havre

Le Havre is the best port for journeys to the Alabaster Coast and onwards to Nord Picardy, and Ile de France. Paris is just  a 2 hour drive away.

Caen

Caen is located right in the heart of the coastline that was made famous by D-Day and is also famous for William the Conqueror in nearby Bayeux.

Cherbourg

Our shortest crossing, Cherbourg is on the western edge of the D-Day sites and is a gateway to the beautiful Cotentin Peninsula.

Roscoff

Our original route and the best one for those visiting western and southern Brittany destinations including Brest, Quimper and Concarneau.

St Malo

The perfect port for those wanting to go South to the Loire Valley and Western Loire, or those staying in Brittany! It's also just 45 mins from Mont St Michel.

Going to Southern France?

Going to a destination in Southern France like Bordeaux, Biarritz or the French Riviera? Then try our Spanish routes below and save on driving.

Ferries to Spain from Portsmouth and Plymouth

Ferry routes to Spain
  • Sail to lush and vibrant Northern Spain and avoid the busy crowds in the South - and the busy plane journey
  • Relax on your way to Spain with a full day on ship - your holiday really does start as soon as you get on board
  • Enjoy our ships' amazing facilities including swimming pools and spas, as well as great summer entertainment
  • Comfortable cabins with en suite facilities mean your sailing should be as relaxing as possible

Find the best route for you

Use our Trip Planner to find the best route for you to take from your home in the UK to your destination in Spain. Just pop your start and end points in the directions tool and it will automatically choose the route that offers the shortest journey for you.

Get directions on Trip Planner

Ferries to Spain
RouteFerry typeFrequency
(per week)
DurationCrossings
Portsmouth to SantanderCruise or Économie324 hrs - 32 hrs1 nightBook
Plymouth to Santander Cruise120 hrs1 nightBook
Portsmouth to Bilbao Cruise or Économie324 hrs - 32 hrs1 or 2 nightBook
Please be aware that some routes may have seasonal variations. For sailings on specific times and dates, please check our timetables.

Which port is closest to my destination?

Bilbao

Bilbao is a bustling city and also a our closest port to the border between France and Spain making it perfect for visiting Aquitaine and the Midi-Pyrenées.

Santander

Santander is your gateway to Northern Spain to explore the mountains of the Picos de Europa, the coast of Asturias and the greenery of Galicia.

Going to Portugal?

If you're going to northern Portugal, our Spanish routes are a great choice and mean a drive through some of Northern Spain's spectacular landscapes.

What types of ferries are available?

Économie ferries

Sail to the continent for less with our no-frills économie service. There's less of our trademark style but you'll still enjoy a comfortable journey.

High-speed ferry

Get to France the speedy way on our high-speed catamaran. And you can relax with comfortable seating, a cafe, bars and a boutique onboard.

Cruise ferries

Enjoy our classic cruise ferry experience with award-winning service and top-class facilities. The relaxed way to travel to France and Spain.

*£35 deposit paid at time of booking with full payment required 46 days before departure.