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Which route is right for you?

Choose the ferry route that's perfect for you

Brittany Ferries offers a wide choice of ferry routes to France and Spain with three departure ports on the South Coast and seven continental destinations. Select from daytime or overnight cruises or fast-craft crossings to find the most convenient sailing for you.

To select the ferry route that's perfect for you, consider our choice of departure ports, our destination ports in France and Spain and the convenient times that our sailings operate.

A choice of departure ports

Ferries to France are available daily from Portsmouth, Poole and Plymouth with easy access to the ports from the motorway network. Ferries to Spain depart from Portsmouth and Plymouth with a choice of three return cruises a week.

Portsmouth ferry routes

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Poole ferry route

  • Just 2 hours from Bristol and well connected by good A-roads
  • Easy to reach from the West of England, Wales and the South
  • Ferries from Poole to Cherbourg in as little as 4½ hours

Plymouth ferry routes

  • 2 ¼ hours from Bristol via the M5 motorway
  • Ideal for travel from the South West, Wales and the Midlands
  • For France, choose the Plymouth - Roscoff ferry route
  • For Spain, enjoy a cruise from Plymouth - Santander

Cork ferry route

  • Conveniently located in Southern Ireland
  • 2 ½ hours from Dublin via the M7 & M8 motorways
  • Luxurious cruise ferry route from Cork - Roscoff

Sail with Brittany Ferries for the most convenient crossing to France or Spain. Choose your departure and destination ports to reduce driving time so you'll get there faster and save money on petrol. Select from fast crossings, day cruises and overnight options to find a travel experience that will suit you and your family. Discover a relaxing, enjoyable onboard experience with our luxury ferries offering a range of restaurants, onboard entertainment and private cabins. You can even mix and match your routes and types of crossing to meet your holiday requirements. Bon voyage!

A choice of destination ports

Choose your destination port to sail closer to your holiday resort. Many of the ports are delightful places to visit in themselves, but if you are planning a break that requires a drive to reach your accommodation, deciding on the right port can take hours off your drive saving you time and money.

Ferry routes to Brittany

Ferry routes to Normandy

Ferry routes to Spain

A choice of ferries & departures

Choosing your sailing to France or Spain might also depend on the timings of the crossing. There are timetables with departures every day on many routes, with fast-craft or cruise ferry options allowing you to travel with or without your car.

Fast ferry route

Cruise ferry routes to France

Cruise ferry routes to Spain

  • Cruise in style to Santander or Bilbao on our luxury cruise ferries
  • Enjoy a relaxing start to your holiday with a choice of excellent restaurants, on board facilities and en-suite cabin accommodation choices
  • Cruise to Santander on the Portsmouth - Santander and Plymouth - Santander ferry routes
  • Cruise to Bilbao on the Portsmouth - Bilbao ferry route
  • Mix and match your return journeys to suite you schedule

Featured articles

Browse timetables for all of Brittany Ferries' crossings on all our routes from the UK to France and Spain.
These guides to our ferry ports in the UK, France, Spain and Ireland will help you to choose the best port and route for you, with essential information including port facilities, directions, driving distances, parking and more.
Read our tips and advice on driving in France, Spain and Portugal which explain all the essential facts you need to know, including advice on roads and public transport systems as well as continental road safety laws.
Find places to visit and things to do in France and Spain in our travel guides including region guides, city guides, top attractions, & events and festivals