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


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


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.

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 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.


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


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 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
Route Ferry type Frequency (per day) Duration Crossings
Portsmouth to Le Havre Économie 1 - 2 6 hrs 30 mins - 10 hrs 15 mins Overnight or daytime
Portsmouth to Caen Cruise 2 - 3 6 hrs - 7 hrs Overnight or daytime
Portsmouth to Cherbourg High speed 1 - 2 3 hrs Daytime
Portsmouth to St Malo Cruise 1 most days 8 hrs - 11 hrs Overnight or daytime
Poole to Cherbourg Cruise 1 4 hrs 15 mins - 9 hrs 45 mins Overnight or daytime
Plymouth to Roscoff Cruise 1 - 2 most days 6 hrs - 11 hrs Overnight or daytime

Please be aware that some routes may have seasonal variations. For sailings on specific times and dates, please check our timetables.

Ferries 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
Route Ferry type Frequency (per week) Duration Crossings
Portsmouth to Santander Cruise or Économie 3 24 hrs - 32 hrs 1 night
Plymouth to Santander Cruise 1 20 hrs 1 night
Portsmouth to Bilbao Cruise or Économie 3 24 hrs - 32 hrs 1 or 2 night

Please be aware that some routes may have seasonal variations. For sailings on specific times and dates, please check our timetables.