Ferries to France

Some of your ferry choices when coming to France for a carp fishing holiday. It’s well worth shopping around for the best deal.

There are various options for your journey to France, depending on where you live and how you prefer to travel, how much you are prepared to pay and whether you are looking for a short crossing or prefer to travel overnight. Brittany Ferries, P & O Ferries and DFDS all offer the Pet Travel Scheme. Here are your options:

Brittany Ferries

  • Brittany Ferries website
    For bookings and help call: 0871 244 0744
  • Portsmouth to Caen
    Overnight sailings from Portsmouth are available every day and allow an early arrival in Caen to make your holiday last longer. Alternatively travel out early morning arriving in Caen mid afternoon.
  • Portsmouth to Cherbourg
    The Portsmouth to Cherbourg ferry provides perfect crossing options for passengers travelling from London and the South who want to get to France fast. Sail on the fast-craft – Normandie Express and get to Cherbourg in just 3 hours.
  • Portsmouth to St Malo
    The Brittany Ferries Portsmouth to St Malo ferry is a popular choice for a relaxing cruise sailing direct into Brittany. They offer overnight sailings on most days where you’ll find first-rate accommodation, dining options and facilities.
  • Portsmouth to Le Havre
    Perfect for those travelling from London and the South, setting sail to Le Havre on a high speed vessel. Great for those wanting to get to their destination quickly, the 4 hour crossing time means you can enjoy more of your holiday in France.
  • Poole to Cherbourg
    Poole to Cherbourg is Brittany Ferries’ shortest crossing making it an especially convenient choice. For the fastest conventional cruise ferry sailing to France, choose the Barfleur and reach Cherbourg in just 4½ hours.

P&O Ferries

  • P&O Ferries website
    For bookings and help call: 0871 664 64 64.
  • Dover to Calais
    With a choice of crossings throughout the day, the Dover to Calais ferry crossing allows you to come and go as you please – and if you book early you’ll get the lowest fares too!
  • Hull to Zeebrugge
    Take a ferry to Belgium – the easy, stress-free way of arriving on the continent from the North of England with minimal driving.

DFDS Seaways

  • DFDS website
    Go to customer services for phone numbers.
  • Dover to Calais
    20 crossings a day.Dover to Calais in just 90 minutes. Excellent onboard facilities.
  • Newhaven to Dieppe
    Twice daily sailings all year. Day or night time crossings to suit your plans. Short 4-hour crossing. Prices include reclining seats – you can opt for a cabin for a small extra cost.