Crossing the Channel

The old saying that getting there is half the fun is certainly true when you make a ferry ride part of your plans. 

With a huge choice of operators and routes - not to mention Eurotunnel - taking your car to the continent has never made more sense.

Important information when travelling with Eurotunnel >

At your convenience

Whether you want to have your car available for sightseeing, or perhaps for touring between several Eurocamp parcs, it's well worth checking out the options. Look out for distances to ports on the parc pages, and don't forget that our holiday advisors are always happy to offer advice about the best route to take.

Availability reminder

Availability is limited at peak times such as school holidays, half term, bank holidays and weekends. Book early to avoid disappointment.

CrossingRouteOperatorOutbound DurationInbound DurationInsider tips
Short seaDover - CalaisP&O Ferries90 mins90 minsFor every adult who purchases a meal in the Food Court, one child under 12 is entitled to a free child meal (with Eurocamp voucher)
Dover - CalaisDFDS Seaways90 mins90 minsGreat on board shopping
Dover - DunkerqueDFDS Seaways2 hrs2 hrsIdeal for Holland, Switzerland & Austria
EurotunnelFolkstone - CalaisEurotunnel35 mins35 minsFastest route to France with motorway to motorway access
Western channelPortsmouth - CaenBrittany Ferries6 hrs day
7-8 hrs overnight
 Caen offers easy motorway access to Paris, the Loire Valley & beyond
Portsmouth - CherbourgBrittany Ferries3 hrs3 hrsSpeed to France in only 3 hours on the most modern fast-craft operating from the UK
Portsmouth - Le HavreBrittany Ferries3 hrs 45 mins3 hrs 45 minsThe quickest crossing to Le Havre
Portsmouth - St MaloBrittany Ferries11 hrs overnight St Malo is ideally placed for fast access to Brittany, the Vendée & the Dordogne
Poole - CherbourgCondor Ferries4 hrs 15 mins4 hrs 15 minsThe shortest ferry sailing across the Western Channel to France, with convenient sailing times
Plymouth - RoscoffBrittany Ferries6 hrs day
8 hrs overnight
 All parcs in Brittany are within 3 hours drive of Roscoff
Portsmouth - CherbourgCondor Ferries5 hrs 30 mins5 hrsHandy if you’re travelling from London or the South of England
Poole/Weymouth - St MaloCondor Ferries7-8 hrs7 hrsPerfect for taking your dog, with a stop in the Channel Islands
Portsmouth - Le HavreDFDS Seaways8 hrs overnight5½ hrs dayLe Havre is conveniently connected to major road networks
Newhaven - DieppeDFDS Seaways4 hrs4 hrsDieppe is a handy port for Normandy, Paris and beyond
North seaHarwich - Hook of HollandStena Line6¾ hrs day
8½ hrs overnight
 The only daytime sailing across the North Sea
Hull - RotterdamP&O Ferries11/12 hrs11/12 hrsIdeal if you’re travelling to parcs in Holland, Austria & Switzerland
Hull - ZeebruggeP&O Ferries13/14 hrs13/14 hrs 
Newcastle - AmsterdamDFDS Seaways14 hrs14 hrs 
Harwich - EsbjergDFDS Seaways18 hours18 hours