Ferries have always been the traditional way to get to France although now there is Eurotunnel, and of course budget airlines. But the ferry still makes a great way to cross the English Channel. Onboard most ferries there are great opportunities to shop, relax or have a meal to avoid having to stop in France. Our personal favourite is to take an overnight Ferry from Portsmouth to the north coast of Brittany…it’s almost like combing a mini-cruise with your main holiday.
The only drawback is that it’s not cheap. Below we list the main ferry routes and give advice on which ferry option to consider depending on what you are looking for. As well as links to all the main ferry companies.