Cross-Channel ferries to France from the UK

Brittany Ferries offers the most convenient cross Channel ferries to France, with the widest choice of ferry crossings. Depart from Portsmouth, Plymouth or Poole and travel to Cherbourg, St Malo, Caen, Le Havre or Roscoff for a direct Channel crossing to your holiday in France.


The widest choice of ferry crossings to France


New ticket types let you choose the level of flexibility needed when planning future travel.

Portsmouth to France ferries

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

Plymouth to France ferries

Plymouth is easy to reach from Wales and the West Country saving you many miles of driving. Fast access to the port from the motorway ensures a stress free journey. 

Poole to France cross channel ferries

Short crossing times make the Poole ferry route ideal for daytrips and short breaks to Cherbourg, which is also a great place to start onward journeys into France.


Why go far when there’s many unexpectedly amazing discoveries to be found in France.

Ferry routes & ports

Choose your most convenient car ferry to France from the UK from speedy fast-craft crossings and relaxing daytime or overnight cruises, with daily sailings on most routes and a choice of departure times to suit you.

Find out just how much easier it is to travel by ferry in our Ferry to France vs Plane Infographic.

England to France ferries

The widest choice of cross-Channel ferries to France from the UK ferry ports of Portsmouth, Poole and Plymouth.

Book a cheap ferry to France or Spain by choosing Brittany Ferries’ économie sailings on certain routes. Sail for less on no-frills économie ships that provide a comfortable service or enjoy the full Brittany Ferries experience on our cruise ferries. Prices vary based on route and season.

Brittany Ferries routes sail to a choice of ferry ports in France. The shortest route, Poole to Cherbourg, takes just 5 hours. Daily sailings from Portsmouth to Caen, the most popular route, take 6-7 hours. Daily overnight sailings on Portsmouth to St Malo take 10-12 hours.

Sail to France from Portsmouth, Poole and Plymouth on the south coast of England. Portsmouth is just 2 hours from London and has routes to the French ports of St Malo, Caen, Cherbourg and Le Havre. Sail to Roscoff from Plymouth and Cherbourg from Poole.