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Aegean Islands Ferries

The primary ferry operator servicing the Aegean Islands and ports including Chios, Lesvos and Samos is Nel Lines with three additional routes operated by Hellenic Ferries and Erturk Lines.

Aeolian Islands Ferries

The Aeolian Islands ferry routes including Salina, Lipari, Vulcano, Panarea and Stromboli from Italy, are serviced by SNAV Ferries.

Albania Ferries

You have a choice of five ferry services to and from Albania. Four services offer routes connecting the Albanian port of Durres with Bari in Italy whilst the other sails between Durres and Ancona.

Choose services from Adria Ferries, Tirrenia, Ventouris Ferries or Venezia Lines that range from the quick ferry crossing onboard Venezia Lines fast craft to conventional services with longer crossing times.

Algeria Ferries

Algeria's ferry routes and crossings are offered by the established ferry operators Tranmediterrania and SNCM who offer a selection of routes ranging from the 7 hour and 30 minute crossing between Almeria and Ghazaouet and the longer 12 hour route connecting Alicante and Alger.

The most popular ferry routes to Algeria are to Ghazaouet, Oran, Algiers, Bejaia, Skikda and Annaba from France and Spain.

Balearics Ferries

Ferries to and from the Balearic Islands travel back and forth to the Spanish mainland.

Many people think of the Balearic Islands as just Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza. In fact, there 50 islands within the Balearic archipelago all of which can be reached from Spain via ferry.

Belgium Ferries

Routes from Ramsgate to Ostend with Transeuropa Ferries or Hull to Zeebrugge with P & O Ferries.

Bornholm Ferries

Bornholm is a Danish island in the Baltic Sea located to the east of Denmark, the south of Sweden, and the north of Poland and is linked to mainland Sweden and Denmark by a network of ferry services.

Bornholm's "lifeline" to the rest of Denmark is the Køge-Rønne ferry service. There is a sailing every night from Køge. Travelling time is 5½ hours overnight with Færgen.

During the summer the line Kolobrzeska Zegluga Pasazerska Sp. daily sails between Nexø and Kolobrzeg in Poland with the passenger catamaran ‘MS Jantar’. 

Canary Islands Ferries

The Canary Islands are serviced by regular scheduled ferry services to La Palma, Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria and Lanazarote as well as to the smaller islands.

Channel Islands Ferries

The main Channel Islands ferry routes are operated by Condor Ferries who have daily scheduled services to Guernsey and Jersey from England and France.

Additional ferry routes to Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm, and the smaller islands of Jethou, Brecqhou and Lihou are serviced by Condor Ferries and a selection of smaller independent ferry operators.

Corsica Ferries

You can book your ferry to Corsica with leading ferry operators such as Corsica Sardinia Ferries, La Méridionale Ferries, SNCM and Moby Line.

The majority of crossings are from Marseille and Nice in France but in fact there are 3 ports that offer ferry crossings to Corsica. To travel between Corsica and Sardinia, Corsica Sardinia Ferries offer a number of options whiles Moby Line ferries operate the route from Italy.

Crete Ferries

Crete has many ferry connections. You can go from Pireaus to Heraklion with Minoan Lines, to Chania with ANEK Lines or Hellenic Seaways, to Ayios Nikolaos and Sitia with LANE Lines. LANE also operates routes from Ayios Nikolaos/Sitia to Rhodes and other Greek islands.

In the summer, there are daily hydrofoils from Heraklion to Santorini. You can also go to Crete by ferry from the Peloponnese (Gytheio) and Kythira island. This ferry lands on the west part of Crete, in Kissamos port.

The main ports in Greece that ferries come into are in Heraklion, Chania, Rethymno, Sitia, and Kastelli-Kassamos.

Croatia Ferries

There are currently only ferry services from Italy to Croatia. No services exist from any other European country.

You can take ferries from the ports of Venice, Ravenna, Cesenatico, Rimini, Pesaro, Ancona, Termoli or Bari to Croatia.

Cyclades Islands Ferries

From the Greek mainland ferries and high speed catamaran services run daily from Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrio.

Ferries operate to all the islands in the Cyclades, some of the larger islands also have a highspeed catamaran service. Ferry trips are four to five hours to the closest islands (Kythnos, Syros, Tinos, Mykonos and Sifnos) and from 8 to 10 hours to the furthest (Santorini) depending on the number of stops.

Denmark Ferries

Routes to and from Denmark are serviced by Color Line, DFDS Seaways, Sealand, Stenaline and Scandlines ferries.

Dodecanese Islands Ferries

Astypalea, Kalymnos, Karpathos, Kos, Leros and Rhodes all have direct ferry routes to the Greek mainland.

In addition, Rhodes has flights to Astypalea (via Kos and Leros), Iraklio, Kasos (via Karpathos), Thessaloniki, and in summer to Mykonos and Santorini (Thira) in the Cyclades. Additional seaplane service operates out of Kos and Kalymnos linking those islands with Lavrio on the mainland.

Egypt Ferries

The catarmaran that runs between Hurghada and Sharm El Sheikh makes a useful shortcut between mainland Egypt and Sinai.

Elba Ferries

Car ferries leave Piombino almost hourly for Portoferraio in the summer season. There are also daily ferries for Cavo and Rio Marina. The main shipping companies are Toremar, Blu Navy and Moby. The crossing Piombino-Portoferraio takes one hour.

England Ferries

With all sixteen of the UK's leading ferry companies including LD Lines, P&O Ferries, Norfolkline, Steanline, DFDS, Irish Ferries and Condor ferries.

You are able to book ferries to and from England including to the ports of Dover,Portsmouth, Plymouth and to France, Spain, Ireland, Holland and Belgium as well as the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and Isle of Wight.

Estonia Ferries

The ferry in Estonia helps the travellers to travel between Finland and Estonia, Germany and Estonia and also between Sweden and Estonia.

Tallinn serves as the main port of Estonia. The total duration of traveling to Helsinki from Tallinn takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes but the express service reduces travel time to 1 hour and 30 minutes.

The journey time from Estonia to Germany's port of Rostok takes a minimum of 15 hours as does the journey between Estonia and Sweden where the Estonia ferry docks at Stockholm. 

Faroe Islands Ferries

Many tourists visit the Faroes during a two-day ‘forced’ stopover when the weekly car-ferry ‘MV Norröna’ operated by Smyril Line arrives in Tórshavn from Hanstholm (Denmark) and then makes a side trip to Bergen (Norway) before continuing to Seyðisfjörður (Iceland).

Schedules, fares and the order of stops to the Faroe Islands vary seasonally.

Finland Ferries

Book a Ferry to Finland from either Germany, Sweden or the Baltic countries to visit this interesting country nestled between Sweden and Norway to the West and Russia to the East.

France Ferries

The primary ferry crossings to France are from England, Ireland, Channel Islands and Corsica.

For a ferry to France from England choose from leading operators including P&O, Brittany Ferries, Condor Ferries, SeaFrance, LD Lines and DFDS Norfolkline. If sailing from the Channel Islands then Condor and Manche Isles Express ferries can take you to France in just 45 minutes.

For ferries to France from Ireland expect a longer journey time of 14 hours plus and travel from Cork to Roscoff and Rosslare to Cherbourg with Irish Ferries, Brittany Ferries and Celtic Link. 

Germany Ferries

Single ferry trips to Germany from Harwich UK or from other ports in Sweden, Denmark and Norway sailing with Stena Line, DFDS and many other ferry main stream operators.

Greece Ferries

Greece has one of the most extensive ferry networks in Europe covering the mainland from Igoumenitsa, Patras and Corfu as well as the Greek Islands.

The Greek ferry routes are serviced by Superfast Ferries, Anek Lines, Bluestar Ferries, Fast Ferries, Sea Jets and Minoan Lines as well a fairly large selection of smaller independent ferry operators.

Greek Island Ferries

Ferries depart out from the mainland ports of Piraeus, Rafina Lavrion and Volos.

Hebrides Islands Ferry

The Inner Hebrides is an archipelago off the west coast of Scotland, to the south east of the Outer Hebrides.

Holland Ferry

Three return routes to Holland from England with three of the Europe's leading ferry operators, DFDS Seaways, P&O Ferries and Stena Line.

Book ferries to Holland from the ports of Harwich in the South East of England, and Newcastle and Hull in the North of England with a choice of up to 42 crossings weekly.

Iceland Ferry

Ferries from Scotland to Iceland are only available during the peak Summer months. Outside of these dates you would need to travel from Newcastle.

The ferry departs from Scrabster in Scotland and arrives at Seyðisfjörður in West Iceland.

In order to get to Iceland from Newcastle you must take the overnight sea crossing from Newcastle to Bergen on DFDS ferries, were you can then pick up the Smyril Line service to Seyðisfjörður. 

Ionian Islands Ferries

Corfu has regular connections with three ports in Italy (Brindisi, Bari and Venice), operated by a handful of ferry companies sailing between Italy and Igoumenitsa and/or Patra. (Travellers can also sail between Ancona and Igoumenitsa, then transfer to a local ferry.) Crossings are most frequent in July and August, but there are year-round services at least weekly between Corfu and Brindisi, Bari and Venice. From Corfu it’s also possible to cross to Albania.

Corfu and Paxi are connected by ferry and hydrofoil. There are no services from either Corfu or Paxi to Lefkada. 

Republic of Ireland Ferries

Ireland offers a great selection of cheap ferry crossings with several major ferry operators. You can book a route from five ports in England and Wales as well as crossings from ferry ports in France and Douglas in the Isle of Man sailing with Stena, P & O, Steam Packet Ferries and Fastnet Line.

Isle of Man Ferry

Steam Packet Ferries offers a choice of over 30 single or return crossings to The Isle of Man. You can travel to the Isle of Man from Liverpool and Heysham in England or from Dublin and Belfast.

Isle of Wight Ferries

The Isle of Wight can be found off the south coast of Southern England and is linked to the mainland ports of Lymington, Southampton and Portsmouth by vehicle ferries and high speed passenger catamarans serviced by the ferry operators Hovertravel, Red Funnel and Wightlink ferries.

Italy Ferries

Offering a choice of over ninety ferry routes Italy has one of most ferry networks on the world sailing to and from Greece, Albania, France, Spain, Tunisia, Malta, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, the Eolian Islands and the Ionian Islands.

The primary ferry operators servicing the Italian ferry routes are Corsica Sardinia Ferries, Venezia Lines, Ventouris Lines, GLD Lines, Grimaldi Ferries, Grandi Navi Veloci, SNCM, Moby Lines, Agoudimos Lines, Minoan Lines, Anek Lines and Superfast Ferries. 

Japan Ferries

Most of the Japanese domestic ferries transport people, vehicles and cargo. While shorter routes are served by small ships, able to carry a couple of cars and a few dozens of passengers, large liners are employed on longer routes.

While Japan's four major islands, Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku, are connected with each other by bridges and tunnels, most smaller islands can only be reached by ship.

Kaliningrad Ferries

Scandinavian citizens have an option to embark on a ferry to Kaliningrad. The Lithuanian Lisco ferries has a cargo ship departing Karlshamn (Sweden) on Tuedays at 18.00 and on Saturdays at 16.00 arriving to Baltiysk (Russia, Kaliningrad region) 16 hours later.

The ship is usually reserved for truck drivers, but they often have free passenger beds available. This ferry goes through Klaipeda (Lithuania) where you can board it as well.

Latvia Ferries

There is a regular ferry connections between Ventspils and Nynäshamn (Sweden) or Travemünde (Germany) and between Liepaja and Travemünde (Germany).

The ferry carry passengers, motor vechles and different cargo. There are comfortable cabins, shops, bistro, bar and restaurant.

Lithuania Ferries

The main ferry port of Lithuania is Klaipeda linking the biggest cities of the Baltic Sea like Copenhagen, Kil, Gdansk and Lubeck.

The ferry service is also operated from Klaipeda to Baltiysk.In Klaipeda port, Lisco and Latvian Scandlines are the greatest operators of ferry.

Book Lithuanian Ferry Services with DFDS Lisco. Services are available to Kiel and Sassnitz in Germany and Kalshamn in Sweden. 

Malta Ferries

Travel between the Maltese islands is dominated by The Gozo Channel Company. They offer two travel routes to and from Mgarr on Gozo, the most popular of which is to Cirkewwa, on Malta's most northern point.

The other destination is Sa Maison near Valletta, which is orientated towards cargo shipments although foot and car passengers will also be carried. A hover marine passenger-only service also operates between Sa Maison and Valletta.

Montenegro Ferries

There is an excellent regular scheduled ferry service which runs between Ancona in Italy and Bar in Montenegro.

All year round there are scheduled ferry lines sailing the Bar - Bari - Bar and Bar - Ancona - Bar routes. To reach Montenegro is also easy from the port of Croatia and Albania and during summer season the number of lines increase with the additional Kotor - Ancona - Kotor seasonal ferry routes.

Morocco Ferries

There are several car and passenger ferry services which offer routes between Spain, Gibraltar, France and Italy to Morocco.

The most popular ferry crossing from to Morocco is from Algeciras (Spain) to Tangier (Morocco).Ferries from Almeria (Spain) and Malaga (Spain) to Melilla (Spanish Morocco) go almost every day and take about 6-9 hours.

Ferries are more frequent between Almeria (Spain) and Nador (Morocco) where you can catch a bus to most major cities within Morocco. The trip takes about 6 hours. You can also get to Tangier (Morocco) from Tarifa (Spain) on a high-speed ferry. 

Normandy Ferries

Brittany Ferries operate three routes from the UK to Normandy in France. They offer classic ferry routes with day or overnight travel as well as high speed ferries to France. Their routes are Portsmouth to Caen, Portsmouth to Cherbourg and Poole to Cherbourg.

Condor Ferries operate one ferry route from the UK to Normandy that sails the Portsmouth to Cherbourg ferry route.

Northern Ireland Ferries

Northern Ireland is serviced by major ferry operators including Stena Line and P&O Irish Sea.

The Stranrear to Belfast ferry route has been discontinued and replaced by a new route Cairnryan to Belfast serviced by two new superfast ferries. Sail between Scotland and Northern Ireland in a crossing time of only two hours fifteen minutes with a choice of up to six daily crossings.

The Liverpool Birkenhead route is operated by Stena Line. 

Norway Ferries

Norway is an important Scandinavian ferry port bordering both the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean with direct routes to Sweden, Finland and Russia.

You can book crossings between Norway and Denmark from the following ports, Oslo, Kristiansand, Stavangar, Bergan in Norway and Hirtshals, Frederikshavn and Copenhagen in Denmark.

Orkney Ferries

Since 1865 Orkney has been served by many different shipping companies and services. The Inter Island Ferry network is today operated by Orkney Ferries.

As well as their RO-RO passenger / car ferries the ferry company operates two vessels which are passenger vessels only.

Poland Ferries

There are presently just two Polish ferry routes and crossings offered by Stena Line or Unity Line. Stena Line offer a ferry service between Gdynia and Karlskrona and Unity Line operate the Swinousjscie to Ystad ferry route.

Russia Ferries

Russia is connected by ferry transport with Japan, Korea, Turkey, Georgia, and Ukraine. There are no ferries between Russia and Baltic Counties or Scandinavia, however, you can still take a ferry from Sweden, Finland or Germany to Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania and then get a bus or a train to Russia (Moscow or St. Petersburg).

If you're going to Moscow we recommend getting a ferry to Riga (Latvia), in this case if you take a train you will not need a transit visa through Belarus. The Russian anclave Kaliningrad region is connected by ferry routes with Sweden and Lithuania. 

Sardinia Ferries

You can choose a wide selection of Sardinia Ferries. You can book by specific route and time from Marseille, Ajaccio, Bastia and from many ports in Italy such as Genoa to Civitavecchia and Porto Torres with SNCM Ferries, Moby or Grimaldi Lines.

Corsica Ferries are the premier ferry operator on the Western Mediterranean Sea transporting more than 1 million passengers annually aboard their ferries running to and from France and Italy to Corsica, Sardinia and Elba. Corsica Ferries operate 2 return routes from Italy to Sardinia and 10 return routes from France and Italy to Corsica, with a total of up to 13 crossings daily.

Scandinavia Ferries

Ferries in Scandinavia are easy to find and there are several ferry operators offering connections between various cities.

Major coastal cities of the Baltic Sea are often connected with ferry lines, e.g. Turku-Stockholm and Helsinki-Tallinn, and ferries are a natural part of many journeys for Scandinavians. The larger long-distance ferries are in effect cruise ships, with behemoths like the Silja Europa featuring 13 decks stacked full of shops, restaurants, spas, saunas etc.

Scotland Ferries

There are several ferries to Scotland travelling from Northern Ireland, and the Orkney and Shetland Islands. The Rosyth to Zeebrugge ferry to Belgium operated by DFDS Seaways/Norfolkline is now only offering a freight service.

If taking a ferry from Ireland to Scotland the quickest route is Larne to Cairnryan with P&O Irish Sea Ferries. Journey time is just 1 hour and you can choose from 8 daily crossings.

Shetland Islands Ferries

Travelling to the Scottish islands of Orkney and Shetland is more convenient than ever before with nightly sailings from Aberdeen to Lerwick in Shetland - with four of these sailings going via Orkney's capital, Kirkwall. In addition, choose from up to three sailings a day from Scrabster (near Thurso) to Stromness in Orkney.

The Shetland Islands Council also runs a network of inter-island ferries that makes it quick and easy to travel to and from the isles, with or without a vehicle and all for very reasonable fares. With 190 sailings per day.

Sicily Ferries

There are quite a few ferry connections to and from Sicily. Connections to Italy, the smaller islands, Sardigna and Malta. The ferries from Messina to Reggio Calabria are leaving very often and every day, despite the good connection you can wait quite long, because of the dense traffic from and to Sicily.

There are regular ferries and hydrofoils from Sicily to its Islands, although services are somewhat reduced during Spring and Autumn and even more so during Winter. The main routes are the Aeolian Islands from Milazzo and from Napoli, Cefalu, Palermo and Messina. 

South Korea Ferries

Ferry boats surround the peninsula and shuttle out to Korea's many islands. The main ports include Incheon, Mokpo, Pohang, and Busan. The most popular destinations are Jeju-do and Ulleungdo.

International ferries are worth considering if you’re travelling around North Asia. You can catch a ferry to Incheon in South Korea from a number of Chinese ports, travel around South Korea, and then leave on a fast ferry from Busan to Japan. Another ferry option to or from Russia is via Sokcho in Gang·won-do.

Spain Ferries

With nine of Europe's best ferry operators offering ferry travel to and from Spain you have plenty of choice when deciding on your Spanish Ferry Ticket. Choose from well known operators including Iscomar, P&O, Balearia and Brittany Ferries as well several reliable independant operators.

Sporades Islands Ferry

They can be reached by ferry or high speed from Agios Constantinos a couple hours north of Athens or from Volos, except for Skyros which must be reached by Kimi in Evia.

In the summer there are connections to Thessaloniki and the Cyclades but generally going from any other islands to the Sporades means going through the mainland.

Sweden Ferry

You can travel by ferry to Sweden from the ports of Germany, Norway, Denmark and Poland.

Book Swedish ferry routes and crossings from a number of well known ferry operators including TT-Line, Stena and Scandlines who offer a selection of route types ranging from quick ferry crossings and Island hops.

Syria Ferry

Ferries to Syria sail from Tartus and Venice in Italy and from Tartus to Alexandria in Egypt with Visemar Line. Tartus (also sometime known as Tartous) is one of the two main Mediterranean ports on the coast of Syria, and is an important trade centre.

As well as the ferry service to Venice and Alexandria, the port also has a ferry service to the island of Arwad.

The ferry is sailing between the two ports, every Monday and Thursday. 

Tenerife Ferries

Transmediterranea, is the only ferry company connecting the islands with the mainland. Ferries operate both between the Spanish mainland and the Canaries and between the islands in the Canary archipelago sailing from the Port of Cadiz in southern Spain to Tenerife and Las Palmas in the Canary Islands.

Tenerife is the hub for ferry service to the other islands in the Canary archipelago. Ferry service operates between Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas on Gran Ganaria Island. A hydrofoil service also operates between Los Cristianos on Tenerife and the island of La Gomera. Ferries also run between Los Cristianos and El Hierro and between Los Cristianos and La Gomera.

Tunisia Ferries

Ferries sail to Tunis from France and Italy throughout the year and several times a week. Book well in advance if you're planning to travel in July and August. Ferries and Cruise ships arrive and depart from 'La Goulette' the main port, which is about 10km from the center of Tunis.

From France ferries travel between Tunis and Marseille. The journey takes 21 hours and the ferries are operated by SNCM (French company) and CTN (Tunisian company).The closest port, Trapani, is a 7 hour crossing to Tunis on Grimaldi Ferries. Palermo to Tunis is a 10 hour crossing. Some of the crossings from Sicily to Tunis are by daylight and the cheapest fare is the daylight crossing from Palermo to Tunis on GNV. 

Turkey Ferry

Fast IDO catamaran ferries zoom across the Sea of Marmara from Istanbul's Yenikapı Feribot Terminalı to Güzelyalı (for Bursa), to Yalova (for İznik and Bursa), and to Bandırma (for Çanakkale and Izmir).

Car ferries cross the ancient Hellespont (Çanakkale Boğazı) between Eceabat on the Gallipoli Peninsula and Çanakkale, and Gelibolu and Lapseki, with some additional service between Çanakkale and Kilitbahir.

Feries and passenger catamarans also connect Greece's Aegean islands with the Turkish mainland. Ferries also cross to Turkish Cyprus from several cities along Turkey's Mediterranean coast, including Alanya, Mersin and Taşucu (Silifke). 

Wales Ferry

Travel by ferry to Wales from Ireland with P&O Ferries, Irish Ferries, Stena Line and Fastnet Line.

Sailings are all to the four Wales ferry ports of Fishguard, Holyhead, Pembroke and Swansea. The fastest ferry crossings taking just two hours are the Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead ferry with Stenaline and Dublin to Holyhead ferry with Irish Ferries.

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