P and O Ferries operates the most frequent ferry service to France with six ships and up to 25 sailings per day on the Dover to Calais route. Crossing times are from only 75 minutes. So its easy to hop on with your car or as a foot passenger for a day trip to buy some wine and cheese and be back home for supper. A fun day out hunting out the deals in Calais.
Portsmouth to Bilbao is the ideal way to get to Southern France. The Portsmouth to Bilbao service operates 3 sailings per week. You can travel on one of the luxury cruise ships to Bilbao and be guaranteed a relaxing and wonderfully entertaining journey. For a fun week take the ferry south then spend your time driving back up through France before crossing on the Calais / Dover crossing.
French Ferry Crossings
If you would like to book your ferry crossing to France with P and O Ferries, which is the world's largest operator of cross-Channel ferries here is the main office telephone number is +44 (0)1304 863000 for ferry crossings between France and the UK.
They also do freight shipping between Dover and Calais, Portsmouth and Bilbao. P&O Ferries has been voted the nation’s top ferry company by Britain’s travel agents in the prestigious annual Travel Weekly Globe Awards.