Getting to France by Car

Taking your own car from the UK to France can often be the best way to travel. Whether you are towing the family caravan to the Mediterranean or just popping across to Calais to replenish the wine cellar, taking your own car can give you the ultimate freedom when travelling in France. You can take your car to France either by ferry or on Eurotunnel / Le Shuttle which is the car train that operates between Folkestone and Calais.


Eurotunnel Logo Eurotunnel will get you from Folkestone to Calais in 35 minutes.
Direct Ferries provide an excellent ferry booking service across all the cross channel ferry operators.


Ferry Operators between the UK and France
P and O Ferries

P&O Ferries


  • Dover - Calais
Brittany Ferries

Brittany Ferries


  • Plymouth - Roscoff
  • Plymouth - St Malo
  • Poole - Cherbourg
  • Portsmouth - Cherbourg
  • Portsmouth - St Malo
  • Portsmouth - Caen
Condor Ferries

Condor Ferries


  • Jersey - St Malo
  • Guernsey - St Malo
  • Portsmouth - Cherbourg
  • Poole - St Malo
  • Weymouth - St Malo
LD Lines

LD Lines


  • Portsmouth - Le Havre
Transmanche Ferries

Transmanche Ferries


  • Newhaven - Dieppe
DFDS Seaways

DFDS Seaways


  • Dover - Dunkirk

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New Law for Driving in France
Deadline date 31st March 2017

The French government have launched a new scheme for all cars driving in Paris and other French cities (currently Lyon and Grenoble) which will include British registered cars.
From 31/03/2017 your car needs to display an emissions sticker showing the age and cleanliness of your vehicle.
If your vehicle does not display the sticker you could face hefty on the spot fines.
The anti-pollution sticker can only be ordered on-line from the official Crit’ Air website

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