Travelling to Belgium by ferry

Travelling to Belgium by ferry is an excellent choice! Belgium is served by 2 ferry companies (TransEuropa Ferries or P&O Ferries). These companies operate 2 ferry crossings to Belgium, serving the ports of Ramsgate, Ostend, Hull and Zeebrugge.

To make sure you find a cheap ferry ticket to Belgium, we recommend using our search engine that compares offers, prices and availability of TransEuropa Ferries and P&O Ferries.

With a total frequency of over 7 crossings a week, depending on the time of year, from 2 countries (United Kingdom and Belgium), you have many options for planning your ferry crossing to Belgium.

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Most popular ferry routes to Belgium

Looking for a ferry to Belgium? Discover the most popular routes that allow you to sail between different parts of the country and abroad. Whether you want to reach islands, historic ports or picturesque beaches, ferries are a convenient and comfortable way to travel in Belgium.

Popular ferry routes in Belgium include destinations like Ramsgate, Ostend, Hull and Zeebrugge and many others. Modern ferries in Belgium offer great facilities and services, from comfortable cabins to on-board restaurants and activities for the whole family.

Use our fare comparison tool to find the best deals on ferry tickets to Belgium and plan your trip. With our easy-to-use search tool, you can find deals and timetables from several ferry companies, including TransEuropa Ferries or P&O Ferries. There is sure to be a deal that best suits your needs and budget. Search all 2 ferry routes!

Ferries to Belgium from United Kingdom

Ramsgate United Kingdom
Ostend Belgium
  • TransEuropa Ferries Ramsgate Ostend
    TransEuropa Ferries
    65 mi
Hull United Kingdom
Zeebrugge Belgium
  • P&O Ferries Hull Zeebrugge
    P&O Ferries
    7 crossings a week
    13 hours 20 min
    223 mi
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Ferry Journey to Belgium

Belgium: Visit the country after your ferry crossing

Belgium is famous for its history, its unique culture, its delicious chocolates and, of course, its famous moules-frites. But did you know that this small country is also full of beautiful harbours and ferry options? If you're planning a trip to Belgium and want to explore its picturesque coastal towns, here's a comprehensive guide to help you plan your maritime adventure.

The main ports in Belgium :
1. Port of Ostend: Located on the Belgian coast, this historic port is an ideal starting point for ferry travel to England. You can choose from a variety of crossings linking Ostend with Dover or Ramsgate in the UK. The port's flexible timetables and modern facilities make it a popular choice for travellers.
2. Port of Zeebrugge: Located near the charming town of Bruges, this port is considered one of the most important in Northern Europe. Ferries depart regularly from Zeebrugge for Scotland, England and Norway. Make the most of your crossing to admire the beauty of the Belgian coastline and enjoy the top-class facilities on board.
3. Port of Antwerp: Famous for being the second largest port in Europe, Antwerp is a must for all ferry travellers in Belgium. The port offers connections to various destinations in Europe, including Scandinavia, Spain, the UK and Ireland. Explore this bustling port and discover nearby attractions, including Antwerp's historic city centre.

Ferry companies in Belgium :
1. P&O Ferries: One of the largest ferry companies in the world, P&O Ferries offers crossings between Ostend and Dover. The company's ferries are renowned for their comfort and quality facilities. There are restaurants, duty-free shops and plenty of on-board activities to keep you entertained throughout the journey.
2. DFDS Seaways: This company offers regular crossings between Zeebruges and Rosyth (Scotland) and between Zeebruges and Hull (England). DFDS Seaways ferries are equipped with comfortable cabins, restaurants, bars and relaxation areas to ensure you have a pleasant journey.

Tourist attractions to discover :
1. Bruges: If you arrive by ferry in Zeebrugge, be sure to visit the magnificent medieval city of Bruges. Wander the cobbled streets, discover its picturesque canals and don't miss a visit to the famous belfry or the Basilica of the Holy Blood.
2. Antwerp: During your stopover in the port of Antwerp, explore this dynamic and lively city. Visit the Plantin-Moretus Museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to the oldest printing works in the world. Don't miss the magnificent buildings of the Antwerp Grote Markt and the famous Antwerp Zoo.
3. Ostend: Make the most of your time in Ostend by relaxing on its superb beaches, sampling fresh seafood at the fish market or visiting the James Ensor Museum. And don't miss the chance to try one of the local specialities, grey shrimps, a culinary delight not to be missed.

Plan your ferry trip to Belgium now and explore the country's splendid coastline while enjoying a unique means of transport. Book your tickets in advance to take advantage of the best deals on ferries to Belgium.

Belgium: When is the best time to travel?

The best time to visit Belgium is generally summer, which runs from June to August. Temperatures are pleasant, fluctuating between 20 and 25 degrees Celsius during the day, so you can make the most of outdoor activities. What's more, this is also the period when rainfall is at its lowest, with very little falling. The days are longer, giving you more time to explore the country's many tourist attractions.

On the other hand, the worst time to travel in Belgium is winter, particularly from December to February. Average temperatures are cold, ranging from 0 to 6 degrees Celsius, with frequent periods of frost. Precipitation often turns to snow, making for picturesque winter landscapes. However, it is important to note that weather conditions can be changeable and Belgian winters can sometimes be mild and rainy.

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