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Ferries to France

There are large number of different shipping companies offering ferry connections to France from a wide variety of different locations. The most popular shipping companies being the Euro Tunnel, Brittany Ferries, P&O Ferries and DFDS. There are many different ferry ticket options for you to choose from - prices can vary due to times of year, number of passengers, what route you are taking, and if you are bringing your car with you. We recommend using our price finder to discover the best times and prices to suit your journey.

How long are ferry sailing times to France?

Due to the number of destinations you can travel from to France, the sailing times are expectedly widely varied. One of the most popular connections, England to France, can take anywhere from 35 minutes on the EuroTunnel up to 11 hours. Some of the longer journey times can be found on our connections from Algeria and Morocco, taking 23 hours and almost 40 hours to sail to France, respectively.

Which ferries travel to France?

At this moment in time, there ferry connections offering around almost 1,000 sailings per week that travel to France – from a multitude of locations, such as the ferry from Portsmouth, the ferry from Dover, and the ferry from Poole.

Travelling with pets and vehicles on the ferry to France

It is entirely possible for you to take your pets and vehicles with you on the ferry to France. However, it is important to be aware that you are responsible for making sure that your pet complies with regulations both on the ferry, and in France itself.

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France reviews

  • "First Time"

    We normally use a ferry from Barcelona to Palma. Corsica Ferries was cheaper and took us closer to our final destination in Mallorca. Would definitely use this route again. Comparing catering between the two, Corsica Ferries wins hands down!

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  • "Crossing from Nice to Corsica by ferry Pascal Lota."

    Excellent ferry and services.

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  • "An Unfair Decision "

    The journey itself was alright. The ferry is fast, and has a nice balcony at the back. Moreover, seats are very comfortable. However, we were at the port exactly one hour before. At some point it was good, because nowhere, not only on the ticket, is written where we should have been waiting. We had to ask at the ticket office, where they told us to go to the quay to Sardinia - which is, I consider, quite unexpected. But that’s not all. We waited there an hour. No ship. So we turned around and a man was directing other cars to a different ferry that went to Elba. Not only that we, the first passengers who successfully found the right quay, were informed at the last moment, and therefore couldn’t fit on the substitute ferry, we also hadn’t been told what was going on. We had to ask four times before someone finally gave us an explanation. At least we had an occupation for the one hour we had to wait for another ferry... Having said all that, bad things happen. However, I would appreciate if the company could inform their passengers properly, the communication is really poor.

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  • "Bastia to Nice"

    Great trip - facilities on board excellent. Food was good. Announcements were also done in English.

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