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Brittany Ferries from Drive-Alive. Car Ferry Crossings to Brittany, Normandy and Spain from Drive-Alive Holidays.

Driving holidays in Europe for the independent motorist with Brittany Ferries.

Brittany Ferries ferry crossings Poole Cherbourg, Portsmouth to Bilbao, Caen, Cherbourg, St Malo and Santander, Plymouth to Roscoff, St Malo and Santander.
Brittany Ferries Route Information during Covid

Brittany Ferries timetables, online ferry booking, prices, ferry tickets and great fares from Drive-Alive Motoring Holidays.

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With Brittany Ferries, enjoy award winning service on board - fabulous food, live entertainment, air conditioned cabins and the latest films. There is a French feel as soon as you step on board, so you can start enjoying your holiday straight away.

Brittany Ferries routes from the UK to France and Spain:

Brittany Ferries routes

Bookings can be made but check refunds and cancellation terms
Plymouth to Roscoff - Suspended until mid-May
Plymouth to Santander - Suspended until mid-May
Plymouth to St Malo NOT CURRENTLY OPERATING - bookings unavailable
Poole to Cherbourg - suspended until mid-May
Portsmouth to Cherbourg - suspended until mid-May
Portsmouth to Le Havre - bookings not currently available
Portsmouth to Bilbao - suspended until mid-May
Portsmouth to Caen - operating
Portsmouth to St Malo- suspended until mid-May
Portsmouth to Santander - suspended until early May
Ireland to France & Spain
Cork to Roscoff - Service resumes March 2021.
Rosslare to Bilbao - Twice weekly service operating.
Rosslare to Cherbourg - Reduced service until March. Weekly sailings from April 2021
Brittany Ferries inclusive holidays in France and Spain

Portsmouth is very easy to reach with the motorway taking you right to the dockyard gates. From here you can take the Portsmouth to Caen ferry, with good transport links into the whole of France, especially convenient for going south now the new A28 is open from Alencon to Tours.

If you're going to Brittany or the south-west of France the overnight Portsmouth to St Malo crossing means you start your journey refreshed. St Malo is an excellent starting point, cutting a couple of hours off the drive from Caen, Cherbourg or Roscoff if you're going south.

St Malo from Plymouth started in November 2011. This service runs during the winter months, until mid-March, and offers an easy get-away to Western France.

During the summer a state of the art Fast Ferry operates from Portsmouth to Cherbourg with a crossing time of just under 5 hours.

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Portsmouth to Le Havre is Brittany Ferries' newest crossing and operates using their Normandie Express Fastcraft from May to September. Le Havre is the closest ferry port to Paris and the crossing only takes 3 and three quarter hours, so you can be in Paris in time for tea! There's also the Brittany Ferries Economie service which is great if you're travelling on a budget.

And now you can travel in luxury from Portsmouth to Santander in Northern Spain in just 24 hours on Brittany Ferries' flagship, the Pont-Aven, or it's most modern ship, the Cap Finistere. There are three return crossings weekly from Portsmouth to Santander.

In addition in Spring 2011 the new route from Portsmouth to Bilbao was launched, with a crossing time of 24 hours and served by the newest ship in the Brittany Ferries fleet, the Cap Finistere.

Whale watching in the Bay of Biscay

plymouth roscoff ferry pont avenPlymouth to Roscoff has always been a popular route for easy access to the glorious coast and countryside of Brittany. Your journey is now a pleasure in itself, as Brittany Ferries' modern ship, the Armorique, a state-of-the-art cruise ferry was introduced in April 2009, replacing the previous rather elderly vessel.

The fastest ferry crossing from the UK to Spain is offered from Plymouth to Santander, the voyage taking just 18 hours, with the route sharing the Pont  Aven used on the Portsmouth Santander crossing. Plymouth has a direct dual carriageway link into the M5.

Poole to Cherbourg is also a popular route. The crossing is served by the Barfleur Cruise Ferry. There are two sailings daily (reduced service at certain times (see timetable) departing Poole in the morning and returning from Cherbourg late afternoon. The crossing takes just 4 and a quarter hours which is Brittany Ferries' fastest crossing by ferry between the UK and France.

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