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Ferry Travel

Plan Your Ferry Travel Today

If you have booked with us or are planning a holiday cottage break with cottages.com to France or Ireland we can also help you with your ferry travel arrangements. Below we have listed the route options - please call us on 0345 498 6900 for pricing and availability.

Travel by Ferry to your holiday cottage

We work closely with the Ferry Companies to ensure that we can provide you with the widest range of crossings at the ferry operators' best prices.

Booking your Ferry

Once you have selected your accommodation you will be offered the chance to request a quote for Ferry travel. If you select this option during the booking journey you will be given the opportunity to provide us with as much information as possible about your Ferry requirements. Please see below for more information on operators, crossings, frequency and crossing times.

After you have completed your booking online one of our expert staff will give you a call back to discuss your requirements, check the ferry availability and confirm the price. We are confident that we can provide the best ferry price* for your holiday, so much so that if you find the same return ferry crossing cheaper directly with the operating company we will refund the difference.

The benefits of ferry travel...

  • It's easy! Book your ferry crossing with your cottage
  • No baggage restrictions! Fill your car and go
  • Enjoy the comfort of your own car
  • Forget long checking in procedures. Ferry travel is fast and efficient
  • Plenty to keep the whole family happy, from play areas to bars and restaurants (Subject to individual operators)
  • Wide range of crossings

Ireland
Crossings

Ferry to Ireland

See below to find out more information on the frequency and crossing times of each route, as well as any additional information.

Stena Line: Holyhead - Dublin

Operator

Stena Line

Route

Holyhead - Dublin

Vehicle/Passengers

Car & 1 driver

Frequency

upto 4 sailings per day

Length of crossing

3 hrs 15 mins

Additional Charge

Cabins (1/2/4 bed ensuite)

Stena Plus (dedicated lounge, complimentary hot and soft drinks, snacks, daily newspapers & magazines, complimentary wi-fi)

Additional Information

Kids do free

Dining, free films, free wi-fi, video games, children's play area.

Stena Line: Cairnryan - Belfast

Operator

Stena Line

Route

Cairnryan - Belfast

Vehicle/Passengers

Car & 1 driver

Frequency

upto 6 sailings per day

Length of crossing

2 hrs 15 mins

Additional Charge

Superfast Suite (for up to 5, includes double bed, ensuite shower and toilet)

Stena Plus (dedicated lounge, complimentary hot and soft drinks, snacks, daily newspapers & magazines, complimentary wi-fi )

Pure Nordic Spa

Additional Information

Kids do free

Dining, free films, free wi-fi.

Stena Line: Fishguard - Rosslare

Operator

Stena Line

Route

Fishguard - Rosslare

Vehicle/Passengers

Car & 1 driver

Frequency

upto 2 sailings per day

Length of crossing

3 hrs 30 mins

Additional Charge

Cabins (2/4 berth)

Stena Plus (private lounge, complimentary coffee, tea, soft drinks, tasty snacks, daily newspapers & magazines)

Additional Information

Kids do free

Dining, free films, free wi-fi.

Stena Line: Liverpool - Belfast

Operator

Stena Line

Route

Liverpool - Belfast

Vehicle/Passengers

Car & 1 driver

Frequency

upto 2 sailings per day

Length of crossing

8 hrs

Additional Charge

Cabins (4 bed ensuite)

Stena Plus (dedicated lounge, complimentary hot and soft drinks, snacks, daily newspapers & magazines, complimentary wi-fi )

Additional Information

Kids do free

Dining, free films, free wi-fi.

P&O Ferries: Cairnryan - Larne

Operator

P&O Ferries

Route

Cairnryan - Larne

Vehicle/Passengers

Car & upto 2 passengers

Frequency

upto 7 sailings per day

Length of crossing

1 hr (fast craft) / 2 hrs (super ferry)

Additional Charge

Wi-fi - £3 per person

Club lounge (includes complimentary glass of champagne or wine - route dependent, soft or hot drink, complimentary newspaper) - £12 per person each way

Priority Boarding - £6 per car each way

Additional Information

Children's entertainment room with play area and video screen, arcade room, seasonal children's entertainment

P&O Ferries: Troon - Larne (Mar - Sep)

Operator

P&O Ferries

Route

Troon - Larne

Vehicle/Passengers

Car & upto 2 passengers

Frequency

upto 2 sailings per day

Length of crossing

1 hr 45 mins

Additional Charge

Wi-fi - £3 per person

Club lounge (includes complimentary glass of champagne or wine - route dependent, soft or hot drink, complimentary newspaper) - £12 per person each way

Priority Boarding - £6 per car each way

Additional Information

Children's entertainment room with play area and video screen, arcade room, seasonal children's entertainment

P&O Ferries: Liverpool - Dublin

Operator

P&O Ferries

Route

Liverpool - Dublin

Vehicle/Passengers

Car & upto 2 passengers

Frequency

upto 3 sailings per day

Length of crossing

7 hrs 30 mins

Additional Charge

Cabins (2/4 berth)

Additional Information

Meals included

Irish Ferries: Pembroke - Rosslare

Operator

Irish Ferries

Route

Pembroke - Rosslare

Vehicle/Passengers

Car & upto 1 passenger

Frequency

upto 2 sailings per day

Length of crossing

4 hrs

Additional Charge

Cabins (1/2/4 bed)

Club Class (includes priority boarding, complimentary wi-fi, dedicated lounge , complimentary drinks, snacks & newspapers, power points)

Cabins (1/2/4 bed)

Additional Information

Children's play area, amusement arcade

Irish Ferries: Holyhead - Dublin

Operator

Irish Ferries

Route

Holyhead - Dublin

Vehicle/Passengers

Car & upto 1 passenger

Frequency

upto 6 sailings per day

Length of crossing

1 hr 50 mins (fast ferry) / 3 hrs 15 mins (cruise ferry)

Additional Charge

Cabins (1/2/4 bed)

Club Class (includes priority boarding, complimentary wi-fi, dedicated lounge , complimentary drinks, snacks & newspapers, power points)

Additional Information

Restaurants, shop, complimentary wi-fi

FRANCE - Travel by Ferry to your holiday cottage

We work closely with the Ferry Companies and Eurotunnel to ensure that we can provide you with the widest range of crossings at the ferry operators' best prices.

Booking your Ferry or Eurotunnel

Once you have selected your accommodation you will be offered the chance to request a quote for Ferry or Eurotunnel travel. If you select this option during the booking journey you will be given the opportunity to provide us with as much information as possible about your Ferry / Eurotunnel requirements. Please see below for more information on operators, crossings, frequency and crossing times.

After you have completed your booking online one of our expert staff will give you a call back to discuss your requirements, check the ferry availability and confirm the price. We are confident that we can provide the best ferry price* for your holiday, so much so that if you find the same return ferry crossing cheaper directly with the operating company we will refund the difference.

The benefits of ferry travel...

  • It's easy! Book your ferry crossing with your cottage
  • No baggage restrictions! Fill your car and go
  • Enjoy the comfort of your own car
  • Forget long checking in procedures. Ferry travel is fast and efficient
  • Plenty to keep the whole family happy, from play areas to bars and restaurants (Subject to individual operators)
  • Wide range of crossings

France
Crossings

Ferry to France

See below to find out more information on the frequency and crossing times of each route, as well as any additional information.

DFDS: Dover - Dunkirk

Operator

DFDS

Route

Dover - Dunkirk

Vehicle/Passengers

Car & upto 9 passengers

Frequency

Every 2 hrs

Length of crossing

2hrs

Additional Charge

Priority boarding - £10 per car each way

Sea View Lounge (includes complimentary hot and cold drinks, newspapers, TV, wi-fi and plug points - Not available to children under 8 years old) - £8 per person each way

Additional Information

Little Nippers play area onboard every vessel

DFDS: Newhaven - Dieppe

Operator

DFDS Seaways

Route

Newhaven - Dieppe

Vehicle/Passengers

Car & upto 2 passengers

Frequency

upto 3 sailing per day

Length of crossing

4 hrs

Additional Charge

Cabins (2/4 berth)

DFDS: Dover - Calais

Operator

DFDS

Route

Dover - Calais

Vehicle/Passengers

Car & upto 9 passengers

Frequency

Up to 10 sailings per day

Length of crossing

1 hr 30 mins

Additional Information

Kids play area

Eurotunnel: Folkstone - Calais

Operator

Eurotunnel

Route

Folkstone - Calais

Vehicle/Passengers

Car & upto 9 passengers

Frequency

Up to 4 departures per day

Length of crossing

35mins

Additional Charge

Flexi Plus (includes flexible travel, access to exclusive lounge (open 06:00 - 22:00 ) with refreshments & free wi-fi, priority boarding.

Additional Information

Self check-in service for those who have pre-booked.

Family facilities (Folkestone terminal) - Soft play area, outdoor play area, changing room, bottle warmers.

P&O: Dover - Calais

Operator

P&O

Route

Dover - Calais

Vehicle/Passengers

Car & upto 9 passengers

Frequency

Every Hour

Length of crossing

1 hr 30 mins

Additional Charge

Priority boarding - £12 per car each way

Club Lounge (includes complimentary glass of champagne, soft or hot drink, complimentary newspaper, snack menu) - £12 per person each way

Additional Information

For families there is FREE Heinz baby food available for 0-3 years.

P&O: Hull - Rotterdam

Operator

P&0

Route

Hull - Rotterdam

Vehicle/Passengers

Car & upto 2 passengers

Frequency

Night sailing

Length of crossing

12 hrs

Additional Charge

Cabins compulsory (2/4/5 berth)

Standard (2/4 berth)/ Premier 2/4 berth / Club 4/5 berth

Priority boarding - £12 per car each way

P&O: Hull - Zeebrugge

Operator

P&O

Route

Hull - Zeebrugge

Vehicle/Passengers

Car & upto 2 passengers

Frequency

Night sailing

Length of crossing

14 hrs

Additional Charge

Cabins compulsory (2/4/5 berth)

Standard (2/4 berth)/ Premier 2/4 berth / Club 4/5 berth

Brittany Ferries: Plymouth - Roscoff

Operator

Brittany Ferries

Route

Plymouth - Roscoff

Vehicle/Passengers

Car & upto 2 passengers

Frequency

Up to 2 sailings per day

Length of crossing

6-8 hrs

Additional Charge

Cabins (2/4 berth)

Reserved lounge seats

Wide range of onboard facilities including two cinemas, children's entertainment, video games room, complimentary wi-fi, sundecks, live entertainment with cabaret & DJ, swimming pool (May-Sep, not all ships)

Brittany Ferries: Poole - Cherbourg

Operator

Brittany Ferries

Route

Poole - Cherbourg

Vehicle/Passengers

Car & upto 2 passengers

Frequency

1 sailing per day

Length of crossing

4.5 hrs

Additional Charge

Cabins (2/4 berth)

Reclining seats

Brittany Ferries: Portsmouth - Caen

Operator

Brittany Ferries

Route

Portsmouth - Caen

Vehicle/Passengers

Car & upto 2 passengers

Frequency

upto 3 sailings per day

Length of crossing

6 hrs (daytime cruise ferry) / 7 hrs (overnight cruise ferry) /

Additional Charge

Cabins (2/4 berth)

Reclining seats

Additional Information

Children's entertainment in high season, cinemas, shops, games room, children' s play area, sun decks.

Brittany Ferries: Portsmouth - Cherbourg

Operator

Brittany Ferries

Route

Portsmouth - Cherbourg

Vehicle/Passengers

Car & upto 2 passengers

Frequency

upto 1 sailing per day

Length of crossing

3 hrs

Additional Charge

Reclining seats

Brittany Ferries: Portsmouth - St Malo

Operator

Brittany Ferries

Route

Portsmouth - St Malo

Vehicle/Passengers

Car & upto 2 passengers

Frequency

Daily sailing

Length of crossing

10 hrs 45mins (night) / 9 hrs (day)

Additional Charge

Cabins (2/4 berth)

Reserved lounge seats

Additional Information

Wide range of onboard facilities including two cinemas, children's entertainment, computer games room, complimentary wi-fi, sundecks, swimming pool (May-Sep, not all ships)

Spa treatments, shops, live entertainment with cabaret & DJ.

Brittany Ferries: Portsmouth - Le Havre

Operator

Brittany Ferries

Route

Portsmouth - Le Havre

Vehicle/Passengers

Car & upto 2 passengers

Frequency

Daily sailing

Length of crossing

3 hrs 45 mins (fast craft) / 6 hrs 30 mins (economy day) / 8 hrs 45 mins (economy night)

Additional Charge

Cabins (2/3/4 berth) - economy only

Reserved lounge seats - economy only

Club seat (includes complimentary tea, coffee, water or orange juice, newspaper, USB charge point) - fast craft only

Additional Information

Wide range of onboard facilities including two cinemas, childrens play area, video games room, swimming pool (May-Sep), Spa treatments, shops, live entertainment with cabaret & DJ.

Brittany Ferries: Plymouth - Santander

Operator

Brittany Ferries

Route

Plymouth - Santander

Vehicle/Passengers

Car & 2 passengers

Frequency

Weekly sailing

Length of crossing

20 hrs

Additional Charge

Cabins (2/4 berth)

Reserved lounge seat

Additional Information

Wide range of onboard facilities including two cinemas, childrens play area, video games room, swimming pool (May-Sep), Spa treatments, shops, live entertainment with cabaret & DJ.

Brittany Ferries: Portsmouth - Santander

Operator

Brittany Ferries

Route

Plymouth - Santander

Vehicle/Passengers

Car & 2 passengers

Frequency

2 sailings per week

Length of crossing

24 hrs

Additional Charge

Cabins (2/4 berth)

Reserved lounge seat

Additional Information

Wide range of onboard facilities including two cinemas, childrens play area, video games room, swimming pool (May-Sep), Spa treatments, shops, live entertainment with cabaret & DJ.

Brittany Ferries: Portsmouth - Bilbao

Operator

Brittany Ferries

Route

Portsmouth - Santander

Vehicle/Passengers

Car & upto 2 passengers

Frequency

2 sailings per week

Length of crossing

24 hrs

Additional Charge

Cabins (2/4 berth)

Pet friendly cabins

Additional Information

Wide range of onboard facilities including movie lounge, children's play area, wi-fi, sundecks, swimming pool (May-Sep).

Condor Ferries: Poole - St Malo*

Operator

Condor Ferries

Route

Poole - St Malo*

Vehicle/Passengers

Car & upto 2 or 4 passengers

Frequency

1 sailing per day

Length of crossing

6 - 14 hrs (varies per crossing)

Additional Charge

Cabins (2/4 berth)

Reclining seats / Club Class (including lounge, reclining seats, newspapers)

Additional Information

*Please note : Service operates via the Channel Islands outbound & inbound - time on land varies dependant on season.

Condor Ferries: Portsmouth - Cherbourg

Operator

Condor Ferries

Route

Portsmouth - Cherbourg

Vehicle/Passengers

Car & upto 5 passengers

Frequency

upto 1 sailing per day (Sunday outbound & inbound)

Length of crossing

5 - 8 hrs

Additional Charge

Cabins (2/4 berth), Reclining seats, Club Class (including lounge, reclining seats, newspapers, tea & coffee)