There are lots of options in getting vehicles across the waters of Europe. If are starting in, or visiting the UK it is likely you will need to take a ferry across the English Channel, unless you use the Eurotunnel train (see below).
Below is information about each popular crossing route. Prices are for a return crossing for a small van with 2 people. The larger the vehicle the more expensive the cost. You are advised to book well in advance during peak season. All companies have offers, so check with them. You will also save money by booking in advance. You can also save money by taking early or late crossings.
Dover (England) – Calais (France).
|Sea France||£200 / €280||1 1/4 hours|
|P&O Stena Line||1 1/4 hours|
Dover (England) – Dunkerque (France)
|Norfolk Line||£150 / €210||2 hours, normally the cheapest option.|
Portsmouth (England) – Cherbourg (France)
|P&O Portsmouth||£300 / €420||4 1/4 hours|
|Brittany Ferries||£300 / €420||4 1/4 hours|
Portsmouth (England) – St Malo (France)
|Brittany Ferries||£400 / €560||8 – 11 hours, due to variable ties at St Malo. Overnight service available|
Plymouth (England) – Roscoff (France)
|Brittany Ferries||£400 / €560||8 hours, overnight service available|
Rosslare (Ireland) – Cherbourg (France)
|P&O Ireland||€600 off peak, including cabin and meals||20 hours, 3 times a week.|
|Irish Ferries||€600 off peak, including cabin and meals||20 hours, March – January only|
Rosslare (Ireland) – Roscoff (France)
|Irish Ferries||€600 off peak, including cabin and meals||20 hours, April – September only|
Cork (Ireland) – Roscoff (France)
Italy – Greece
Venice – Patras
Ancona – Patras
Bari – Igoumenitsa
Bari – Patras
Brindisi – Igoumenitsa
Brindisa – Patras
xx – check all prices
It is also possible to travel to and from the UK with a vehicle using the Eurotunnel train service. You vehicle is loaded onto a train and taken from Folkestone in England to Calais in France in 35 minutes (or vice versa). This will coast typically twice that of a ferry, but look out for special offers which may it an attractive option.