Travel by Ferry

Take the hassle of air travel out of your holiday. Travelling with your own car is a great way to get to your holiday destination. No hanging around airports or carrying heavy bags. Just load up the car at home and go. You can even take your bikes with you! Need advice on which route to take? Just call our experienced holiday team …take advantage of our wealth of experience, we will happily give advice on suitable tailor-made options…

To make your trip even easier, we partner with all of the main cross channel operators, to ensure you get the very best value and choice of crossings that will take you closer to your camping holiday destination and save you considerable driving time on the continent. Once you arrive, you can park directly outside your accommodation and you’ll have the freedom and flexibility of having your own car with you for those exciting sightseeing adventures

How to book? 3 options to choose from:

  1. Book your Vacansoleil accommodation online and then call 0333 700 50 50 or email vacansoleil@shandontravel.ieto add a ferry crossing.
  2. Call 0333 700 50 50 and we can tailor make a package you, advise recommended routes and distances.
  3. Use our Live Chat facility to book


Brittany Ferries


Portsmouth to Caen / Caen to Portsmouth 
3 Sailings Daily
5 hours 45 mins daytime | 7 hours overnight

Portsmouth to St Malo / St Malo to Portsmouth 
1 Sailing Daily
11 hours overnight

Portsmouth to Cherbourg / Cherbourg to Portsmouth 
1 Sailing Weekly
8 hours overnight

Poole to Cherbourg / Cherbourg to Poole 
1 Sailing Daily
4 hours 30 mins daytime

Plymouth to Roscoff / Roscoff to Plymouth 
1 Sailing Daily
5 hours 30 mins daytime | 9 hours overnight

Portsmouth to Bilbao / Bilbao to Portsmouth 
2 Sailings Weekly
33 hours 30 mins overnight (two-night)

Portsmouth to Santander / Santander to Portsmouth 
2 Sailings Weekly
28 hours 30 mins overnight

Plymouth to Santander / Santander to Plymouth 
2 Sailings Weekly
20 hours 15 mins overnight







DFDS Seaways

Route: Dover – Calais
Duration: 90 minutes

Route: Dover – Dunkerque
Duration: 2 hours

Route: Newhaven- Dieppe
Duration 4 hours

Route: Newcastle – Amsterdam
Duration 14 hours


Stena Line


Route: Harwich – Hook of Holland
Duration: 6 ¾ hours day 8 ½ hours night


P&O Ferries

Route: Dover – Calais
Duration: 90 minutes

Route: Hull – Rotterdam
Duration: 11/12 hours



Route: Folkstone – Calais
Duration: 35 minutes