Over 3,000 ferry routes operated by dozens of ferry companies.
If you're looking to travel by ferry from the UK, you have plenty of options for exploring Europe and the surrounding islands.
Popular UK ports such as Dover, Portsmouth and Plymouth offer crossings to a variety of destinations including France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.
The main ferry companies serving these destinations include P&O, Brittany Ferries, Condor Ferries, Stena Line, DFDS, Irish Ferries, Isle of Man Steam Packet Company and Wightlink. Each of these companies offers regular and comfortable sailings for passengers, as well as on-board facilities to keep them entertained throughout their journey.
Popular destination ports include Dublin, Roscoff, Belfast, St Malo, Calais, Amsterdam and Rotterdam, with popular ferry routes including Calais-Dover, Holyhead-Dublin, Portsmouth-Caen, Portsmouth-Santander, Newcastle-Amsterdam, Liverpool-Belfast and Plymouth-Roscoff.
Searching for and comparing ferry tickets is also very easy with Vivanoda. Whether you're travelling alone, as a couple, with your family or in a group, you're sure to find a ferry option that suits your needs and budget. So why not plan your next ferry trip now?
As you have probably already experienced, searching for ferry tickets can be very time consuming.
With Vivanoda you can easily view and compare all available offers from all ferry companies in one search. This allows you to get the best fares and save time when searching for a ferry ticket.
On Vivanoda you have access to a wide choice of nearly 3,000 sailings, with a complete coverage of Europe to and from The Netherlands, Belgium, France, UK, Greece, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Croatia.....
To easily obtain the fares and all the timetables of the ships on the desired route, enter the departure and arrival ports in the search form. Vivanoda will then search for all the shipping companies operating on the route (with or without stopovers) to get the real time fares and availability. Simply select the offer you are interested in and book your ship ticket online.
Are you travelling to your departure port by train or bus? Vivanoda is a multimodal comparator and allows you to search for bus, carpool and train offers at reduced prices to combine with your ferry ticket. You will find all transport offers on one platform and save precious time.
At Vivanoda, we wanted to launch a major study of ferry prices in Europe in order to gain a better understanding of how ferry fares vary according to a number of criteria (destination country, distance, seasonality, etc.). We therefore analysed tens of thousands of ferry fares on hundreds of routes in Europe, as well as crossings to Turkey and the Maghreb countries (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia), in order to get as exhaustive a picture as possible. It should be noted that only price has been taken into account in this study, irrespective of the quality of service on board, differences in staff salaries, economic differences between countries, etc.
We list the main ferry companies that offer ferry services from the UK. All these ferry companies are included in our ferry comparison tool so you can easily find your ferry ticket.
To provide you with even more comprehensive results, the network of ferry routes in your Vivanoda ferry comparison is constantly growing. In the results you will find ferries from other ferry companies like Condor Ferries, Irish Ferries, Algeria Ferries, LD Lines, Minoan Limansnes, Anek Lines, Hellenic Seaways, Blue Star Ferries,...
With our ferry ticket search engine you can find prices for hundreds of ferry crossings in Europe and around the world.
Here is a list of the top destinations from the over 3,000 ferry routes available on our site.
With nearly 400 million ferry trips per year and the ubiquitous seas (Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean, English Channel...), oceans and lakes that make up its geography, Europe is an ideal place to travel by boat.
Although it is a rather slow means of transport, and although more and more companies are introducing ultra-fast ferries on the busiest routes, which can halve or triple the journey time, the ferry has many advantages to offer:
Once you have found and booked your ferry ticket through Vivanoda, you will quickly receive a confirmation e-mail containing the most important information (price, number of passengers, vehicles, bicycles or pedestrians, equipment on board: cabin or reclining seat, etc). It will also indicate the time at which the ferry company requires you to report to the port of embarkation. It is imperative that you respect this time or you will be refused access to the ship.
If you are travelling by car, boarding is very quick and you go straight to the check-in desks decorated in your company's colours. If you are a pedestrian, you check in at the ferry terminal and then board. Make sure you have your valid identity documents, passport or national identity card, depending on the destination and the border you are crossing.
Once on board, everyone is in control of their own time: restaurants for gourmets, entertainment and shows for children, cinema and video games for teenagers, reading and rest for parents.... The services on board the ferries strive to meet the needs of all age groups and individuals.
To avoid seasickness, most newer ships are equipped with stabilisers that reduce the sensation of the boat moving on the waves. But for those who are more sensitive, and depending on the weather conditions, it is advisable to take regular fresh air on the deck of the boat, to sit near a window to see the horizon in order to give the brain better coordinated information. You can also take anti-seasickness medication, which usually makes you sleepy.
When the crossing is over, you enjoy the coastline of your final destination as it gradually takes shape until you arrive in port.
Like all forms of transport and all travel, ferry journeys produce greenhouse gases and therefore have an ecological impact on the planet. Ships consume a lot of fuel and emit fumes containing heavy metals. But like any industry, shipping has played a role in the fight against global warming.
The Convention on Marine Pollution (MARPOL), initiated by the International Maritime Organisation and adopted by the European Commission in Europe, requires ferries and other transport vessels to meet maximum emission standards. Shipping companies are the first to introduce cleaner, more environmentally friendly ships.
Brittany Ferries, for example, has fitted all its ships with scrubbers to wash and purify the fumes they produce, thanks to EU subsidies. Ships running on liquefied natural gas (LNG) will also become the norm in the near future.