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Ferries to England - Prices from £40 each way

Booking a ferry to or in England is simple, easy and safe with AFerry, just use the booking form above to get a price.

The most popular route is Calais to Dover. The average price this month for this route is £35 for a car and two people each way.

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How to book your ferry to England

Booking a ferry to England couldn't be easier with AFerry. You can either use the booking form at the top left of the page.


More About England

England attracts numerous visitors each year with its diverse culture, varied landscapes and rich history.

Many tourists stick to London with its many free museums and world famous monuments like Big Ben but England has a lot to offer you besides the capital. Don't just stick to London next time you visit.

There is plenty more to England than the capital city. The best way to explore it? In your own car of course.

Don't forget England is the home of Manchester - birthplace of Oasis and home of two of Europe's greatest football teams as well as the world famous university towns of Oxford or Cambridge.

England Travel Guide

Everybody knows about England, the land of Dickens, Sherlock Holmes, the Royal Family, Big Ben and a thousand other famous sights. But did you realise all of those things are in the London? There is plenty more to England than the capital city and the best way to explore it? In your own car of course.

Don't forget England is also the home of Manchester - birthplace of Oasis and home of two of Europe's greatest football teams as well as the world famous university towns of Oxford and Cambridge. And then of course there is the English countryside full of rolling green hills and dotted with pretty villages - the perfect place to enjoy a traditional English tea of scones with jam and clotted cream and cucumber sandwiches.

England is also a country full of history. There can be few countries in the world that have been occupied, and in turn occupied others, as England. The Romans, the French, the Vikings, they were all here and left their imprint on the culture and monuments of the land. But don't forget also that England is the home of Democracy as we know it. Concepts that were exported to France and then on to America. And of course England was the birthplace of the industrial revolution and the first factories which shaped the economy and the way we all live today.

There can be few countries in the world that have been occupied, and in turn occupied others, as England


Travel in England

There are many ways to get around once you are here. England enjoys very good transport links but be warned because some of it can be a little bit expensive. For travellers on a budget or even if you just want to save a few pounds there are plenty of buses and private coaches that go up and down the country to all the major cities. Often you'll find coach stations next to or near train stations and the price is often less than half the cost of a train. Most coach companies also let you book online which can save you a further few pounds too.

If you do want to take a train, make sure you book well in advance as turning up in the morning and taking a train to Manchester or Liverpool could cost you hundreds of pounds. Often as much as a return air ticket to France, Spain or Greece!

turning up in the morning and taking a train to Manchester or Liverpool could cost you hundreds of pounds

If you use the London Underground also make sure you buy a day pass. The more you pay the more regions you can travel in. You will often find that the cost of one single journey underground ticket is the same or even more than a ticket for the whole day. You can buy all tickets from machines but don't be shy if your English isn't great - England is a very multicultural country and you'll certainly hear plenty of accents in your travels. English people also call the underground 'the tube' and an underground station is also sometimes called a 'tube station'.

Make sure to buy a day pass rather than individual tickets on the underground
Make sure to buy a day pass on the underground

Of course the ideal thing is to have your own car. It gives you the freedom to truly go wherever you want and actually get out of London. And believe us you'll meet more French, Spanish and Japanese people in the tourist hot spots in the summer than English people anyway. Luckily, taking your car from Europe to England is incredibly easy. Just drive on the ferry and drive off. Make sure your you are covered by your insurance - normally if you have full insurance in the EU you are free to drive anywhere - just drive on the ferry and drive off.

Of course the ideal thing is to have your own car. It gives you the freedom to truly go wherever you want and actually get out of London

The only tricky part is driving on the left - and not forgetting that fact as you drive along an empty country road - believe us it can happen and you get a nasty shock when someone comes straight for you on YOUR side of the road and you momentarily think "What are THEY doing?!"


Places to visit and things to see

We are from Oxford so I guess you might expect us to recommend it but Oxford and the surrounding area should definitely be on your list. Not only is Oxford a beautiful and charming city full of unique architecture but there are many wonderful free museums. There is the world famous Ashmolean where you can see great paintings of the Oxfordshire countryside by John Constable.

The Radcliffe Camera in Oxford
The Radcliffe Camera in Oxford

There is also the Museum of Natural History and the science museum where you can see important artefacts of some of the greatest scientific discoveries of our time. One piece on display is a little wooden box. It doesn't look like anything special but this little box is in fact a radio that Guglielmo Marconi used in his famous public demonstration of wireless radio in London's Toynbee Hall in 1896. The audience were astounded to hear a bell ring in the box every time Marconi pressed a button on the stage.

Just half an hour away from Oxford by bus is the charming village of Woodstock which is also the home of Blenheim Palace - the home of the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough. The palace and it's garden - a typical example of the English landscape garden - are well worth a visit.

Of course, England is an Island too and some of the best beaches in the world are in the English county of Cornwall in the South of the country. You will have a great time in on Cornwall's 320 miles of beaches and coastline with fantastic waves for surfing and glistening golden sands as well as spectacular countryside views.

England also has great beaches and a stunning coastline
England also has great beaches and a stunning coastline

Cornwall is also famous for it's ice-cream and seafood. We wouldn't recommended combining them but food lovers will also love this county - just be careful in pubs as many may promote food 'prepared on the premises' but this might mean they simply put it in the microwave!

Cornwall is also famous for it's ice-cream and seafood. I wouldn't recommended combing them but food lovers will also love this county

Okay, okay, last but not least London. London may be extremely popular with tourists but there are good reasons. The London Eye, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Oxford Street, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square and, if you go in June or July, Wimbledon where Federer and the Williams sisters please excited tennis fans and you can snack on strawberries and cream. Just be sure to reserve early and don't worry if you can't get on to the bigger courts or they are too pricey. You can still get the full Wimbledon experience with a ticket to the minor courts and if you go early on in the tournament, there is still a good chance that you'll see a famous name - maybe the new tennis sensation Andy Murray. Just don't forget he is Scottish not English - that is unless he wins in which case he is a national hero no matter where he comes from!

Tower Bridge in London - Note it is not London Bridge!
Tower Bridge in London - Note it is not London Bridge!

Just don't forget he is Scottish not English - that is unless he wins in which case he is a national hero no matter where he comes from!


In conclusion, England really is a great place to visit and if you've already seen London, or even if you haven't, why not try visiting somewhere else. You might find you actually enjoy it a whole lot more than London. And of course the best way to truly explore is with your own car. So, what are you waiting for? Book your ferry to England today.

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Reviews

  • 12 Apr 2019
    Great ferry
    • This is the best ferry crossing I have used from France to the UK by far. Clean ship , good food at a reasonable price , well dressed and polite staff, all-in all a great experience

      Review by MICHAEL BANKS

  • 12 Apr 2019
    Great journey, shame about the arrival
    • Excellent check-in and journey all spoiled by taking nearly two hours to get off the boat and through'border checks'. Ridiculous.

      Review by Anon

  • 12 Apr 2019
    Plain Sailing
    • First time travelling through Sandander and it's a must for the future. The check-in for foot passengers is so convenient. Five minutes from the railway station and literally across the road from the centre of the city. Brittany Ferries is a really good company to travel with. Never expected entertainment for a 24 hour sailing!

      Review by Fiona

  • 11 Apr 2019
    Good trip from Le Havre
    • It's billed as an economy vessel but seemed very good to me - easily comparable with PandO or DFDS standards Good value, if a bit slow through the water

      Review by MICHAEL PALMER

  • 09 Apr 2019
    no title. just a few comments
    • Excellent value for money. Hassle free ticket purchase and check in. Extremely polite and friendly staff. The premium lounge is better now than it has been for several years. I never travel cross-channel with anyone else.

      Review by STEPHEN BALL