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Ferries for Motorhomes & Motorcaravans
 
 

We used to try to give summaries of the ferry companies fares and services here but everything is now so variable that we now simply offer links to the current information. Where particular offers are known and reported by us or others they are found in the Forum. 

The Getting Good Fares page carries information on the state of competition - updated only occasionally.

Brittany Ferries:  www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/

Plymouth to Roscoff / St Malo / Cherbourg and Santander; 
Portsmouth to St Malo / Caen / Cherbourg; 
Poole to Cherbourg  &  Cork to Roscoff.

Condor Ferries:  www.condorferries.co.uk

Fastcat services to the Chanel Islands plus St Malo and Cherbourg.  On-line booking limited to 6.5m max length and 3m max height

DFDS Seaways:  www.dfdsseaways.co.uk

Newcastle to Amsterdam;
Harwich to Esbjerg (Denmark) and Harwich to Cuxhaven - Hamburg;
Newcastle to Kristiansand & Gothenburg & beyond;
A wide range of connecting ferries throughout Scandinavia and the Baltic can be booked through DFDS.

Eurotunnel:  www.eurotunnel.com

Folkestone to Coquelles (Calais); 35 mins platform to platform;
Motorhomes travel in single-deck carriages, rather than the double-deckers used for saloon cars. You may not use your gas or toilet or flash camera during the journey, but toilets are provided in the train.  New this year - habitation gas 'tanks' are at last allowed in the tunnel as per their press release...

News: "Eurotunnel, the market leader for cross-Channel travel, has announced that with effect from 28 June, caravans, campervans, motorhomes and other recreational vehicles fitted with LPG tanks for the purpose of heating, lighting, cooking or refrigeration will be able to use the shuttle service from Folkestone to Calais/Coquelles. ... Customers travelling with vehicles fitted with LPG tanks for domestic services have to adhere to a few simple conditions: The tank must be part of the standard equipment of the vehicle. The maximum capacity of the tank should not exceed 93 litres (47kg). The tank/vehicle must be fitted with a capacity gauge. The tank must not be filled to more than 80% of its capacity (73 litres) All valves must be in the 'off' position."

Fjord Line:  www.fjordline.co.uk

Newcastle to Norway - Stavanger and then on to Haugesund and Bergen;

Hoverspeed:  www.hoverspeed.com

Dover to Calais or Ostend;
Newhaven to Dieppe;
Liverpool to Dublin / IOM.

Varying size restrictions apply.

Irish Ferries:  www.irishferries.com

Pembroke to Rosslare;
Holyhead to Dublin:
Rosslare to Roscoff and Cherbourg.

Norfolk Line: www.norfolkline.com

Dover to Dunkerque (Dunkirk)

Norfolkline concentrates on the needs of motorists and their passengers
and will continue to accommodate cars and caravans/trailers, motorhomes
and motorcycles and will not be carrying foot passengers or coach groups.

P&O Ferries:  www.poferries.com

All the following P&O operations can now be found via the gateway site above.
And don't forget to check out their discount site www.ferry.co.uk.

P&O Irish Sea:  www.poirishsea.com

Liverpool to Dublin;
Mostyn to Dublin;
Fleetwood to Larne;
Cairnryan to Larne;
Troon to Larne;
Dublin or Rosslare or Cherbourg.

P&O Portsmouth:  www.poportsmouth.com

Portsmouth to Cherbourg;
Portsmouth to Caen;
Portsmouth to Le Havre;
Portsmouth to Bilbao in Spain.
On the Cherbourg & Caen route there is the option of travelling by Fastcraft.

P&O North Sea Ferries:  www.ponsf.com

Hull to Zeebrugge (Belgium);
Hull to Rotterdam (Holland/Netherlands).

P&O Scottish Ferries:  www.posf.co.uk

Aberdeen to Lerwick;
Onward link Lerwick to Bergen in Norway.

SeaFrance:  www.seafrance.com

Dover to Calais;
Access to French routes doesn't seem possible via UK web servers.

Speed Ferries:  www.speedferries.com/

Dover to Boulogne:
"
SpeedFerries offers amendable return tickets from £50, for a standard car including up to 6 passengers, on the all year Dover-Boulogne fast ferry service. SpeedFerries is carrying cars, motorcycles, mini vans, small motorhomes and cars with small trailers up to a maximum length (including car with trailer) of 7,0 m long, 2,0 m wide and 2,9 m high" (including any or all additions!).  Features include: amendable booking – even if you miss the ferry; price is independent of the duration of your stay; fastest ferry crossing – just 50 minutes; Fair flexible Web Pricing.  All topics dear to our hearts!!  There may be some flexibility over height but that 2.0m width restriction is causing some problems - oh that it were 2.25!

Stena Line:  www.stenaline.co.uk

Harwich to Hook of Holland;
Fishguard to Rosslare;
Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire (Dublin);
Stranraer to Belfast.

Also crossings from
Frederikshavn (Denmark) to Oslo (Norway);
By ferry or HSS to Gothenburg (Sweden);
Keil (Germany) to Gothenburg;
Grenå to Varberg (Sweden). 
 

 

 
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