Crossing the Channel

We'll get you there

We offer a great choice of ferry operators departing from the UK across to the continent, as well as Eurotunnel. Book your crossing through us when you book your holiday and not only will you have a wide choice of short sea, North sea and Western Channel routes, you'll also benefit from our best price guarantee.

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 recommended ports and distances on the parc pages, and don't forget that our holiday advisors are always happy to offer advice about the best route to take.

Important information concerning self-drive holidays in France

If you're planning to drive in/through France on your next holiday, please make sure you're up-to-date with current requirements and purchase a car pollution (Crit'Air vehicle emissions) sticker before you travel.

Availability reminder

Availability is limited at peak times such as school holidays, half term, bank holidays and weekends.

Book early or call our Holiday Advisors - experts at finding availability and for advice on the best routes!

Remember to check the parc pages for recommended routes, too!

CrossingRouteOperatorOutbound DurationInbound DurationInsider tips
Short seaDover - CalaisP&O Ferries90 mins90 minsReturn prices from £50 per car. Check-in closes 45 minutes before departure.
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 hrs overnight
 Caen offers easy motorway access to Paris, the Loire Valley & beyond. Return prices from £176 per car
Portsmouth - CherbourgBrittany Ferries8 hrs8 hrsCruise to France and arrive refreshed after a good nights sleep. Return prices from £391 per car including a 4 berth inside cabin on the outbound journey.
Portsmouth - St MaloBrittany Ferries11-12 hrs overnight9 hrs day, 11-12 hrs overnight
St Malo is ideally placed for fast access to Brittany, the Vendée & the Dordogne. Return prices from £412 return including a 4 berth inside cabin on the outbound journey.
Poole - CherbourgBrittany Ferries4 hrs 15 mins4 hrs 15 mins day, 10 hrs overnight
The shortest ferry sailing across the Western Channel to France, with convenient sailing times (one sailing per day). Return prices from £240 per car
Plymouth - RoscoffBrittany Ferries6 hrs day
 9 hrs overnight
 6 hrs day, 9-10 hrs overnight
All parcs in Brittany are within 3 hours drive of Roscoff. Return prices from £176 per car
Newhaven - Dieppe
DFDS Seaways4 hrs
4 hrs
Up to 21 crossings a week. Dieppe 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 Ferries10¼ hrs10¼ hrsIdeal if you're travelling to parcs in Holland, Switzerland, Austria or Italy.
Newcastle - AmsterdamDFDS Seaways14 hrs14 hrs