Driving distances

Driving Distances

Our 5 ferry routes from the UK take you straight into the heart of Europe. Whether you're visiting France, Holland or Denmark, or even further afield, you'll be perfectly placed to explore the continent.

Dover-Dunkirk Dover-Calais Newhaven-Dieppe Portsmouth-Le Havre Newcastle-Amsterdam Kiel-Klaipeda Karlshamn-Klaipeda

Dover-Dunkirk

Dover is perhaps the most well-known departure point for those travelling into France by ferry. The M20 motorway is the best route to Dover, allowing easy access to the port. There are plenty of great places to visit after arriving in Dunkirk. You can discover the beautiful northern coastal areas of France, or take a trip into nearby Belgium, Holland or even to Germany.

Below are selected driving distances to Dover and from Calais to some major European cities.

Dover-Dunkirk driving distances

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Dover-Calais

Dover is accessible via the M20 motorway and with a very short crossing time, you'll be on your way into Europe in no time at all. Calais is the ideal port to choose if you are heading to southern and eastern France, Switzerland, Austria and Italy.

Below are selected estimated driving distances to a number of major towns and cities.

Dover-Calais driving distances

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Newhaven-Dieppe

Newhaven is another of our ports located on the south coast, offering departures from a point conveniently between Portsmouth and Dover. From the north, you can get to Newhaven quite easily using the M25 and then the M23, whilst from east or west you can take the A27. Arriving in Dieppe, you can choose to explore the beauty of the Normandy region and take in its beautiful scenery and historical sites. Dieppe is also the closest port to Paris. Below are selected estimated drive times to a number of major towns and cities.

Newhaven-Dieppe driving distances

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Portsmouth-Le Havre

Portsmouth is a convenient departure point for passengers travelling from the south and west of the UK and can be accessed via the M3, M4 and M27 motorways. Sailing to Le Havre opens the door to the beautiful Normandy region of France and it is also ideal if you are heading to Brittany, western France and south to the Loire.

Below are selected estimated driving distances to Portsmouth and from Le Havre to a number of major French towns and cities.

Portsmouth-Le Havre driving distances

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Newcastle-Amsterdam

Our ferries from Newcastle to Amsterdam are perfect if you live in northern England and Scotland, offering a convenient and speedy route into Holland. Our port in North Shields is easily accessible via the A1 and A19. Arriving at port in IJmuiden near Amsterdam, you'll be well placed to discover more of Holland or venture into Belgium, France or Germany.

Below are approximate driving distances from around the region, and also from our port in IJmuiden in Holland to many top European cities.

Newcastle-Amsterdam driving distances

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Kiel-Klaipeda

Below are selected approximate driving distances from Kiel and Klaipeda to a number of notable towns and cities.

Kiel-Klaipeda driving distances

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Karlshamn-Klaipeda

Below are selected approximate driving distances from Karlshamn and Klaipeda to a number of notable towns and cities.

Karlshamn-Klaipeda driving distances

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