Transportation by Ferry (for U.K. Travelers)

– If you’re traveling from England and don’t want to fly, there are several options for getting to continental Europe:
– If you want to drive, P&O Ferries (tel. 00-44-1304-448888) is one of the U.K.’s largest drive-on ferryboat operators, carrying cars, passengers, and freight. The company offers daily crossings of the English Channel from Dover to Calais, France, and from Folkestone to Zeebrugge, Belgium.
– Brittany Ferries (tel. 0330 159 7000; offers a regular ferry service from Portsmouth to St-Malo and Caen in France.
– Another way to cross the channel is by SeaCat (a form of the high-speed motorized catamaran), which cuts your journey time from the United Kingdom to the Continent.
– You can also go via the Channel Tunnel. The drive-on/drive-off “Chunnel” train runs between Folkestone and Calais, France.
– Travel time under the water between England and France is just 40 minutes.
– For more information, go to
– For up-to-the-minute information, check BritRail at

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