Boat Travel

Ferries linking France and the United Kingdom cross the Channel in about 90 minutes; popular routes connect Boulogne and Folkestone, Le Havre, and Portsmouth, and—the most booked passage—Calais and Dover. P&O European Ferries alone has 23 sailings a day between Calais and Dover. A company called Direct Ferries groups the websites for several operators to make reservations more streamlined.

The driving distance from Calais to Paris is 290 km (180 miles). The fastest routes to Paris from each port are via N43, A26, and A1 from Calais and the Channel Tunnel; and via N1 from Boulogne.

Information

Direct Ferries. 08–92–23–08–58; www.directferries.fr.

P&O European Ferries. 03–66–74–03–25; www.poferries.com.

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