Self-Drive to our French campsites
That fabulous holiday feeling starts right onboard the ferry! While on your crossing to France, your young kids have plenty of opportunities for adventure at play areas, cinemas and children’s clubs. Teens can also keep themselves happily occupied at the arcade, cinemas, or do their own thing with wi-fi internet access available (activities may vary depending on the ship). Fun and comfort on holiday definitely starts on your ferry trip.
Take the ferry
We think the perfect way of travelling to your Siblu campsite is by taking the ferry. You can load up the car with all the bits and pieces you need for your self-catering holiday, without the worry of weight restrictions and baggage sizes.
When taking the ferry to France, you have a couple of different options. You can take one of the short crossings to the north east of France. These are typically cheaper, but will leave you a longer drive to the west coast. Alternatively you can take a longer crossing to ports including Caen, Cherbourg, St Malo or Roscoff which will often save you drive time when you arrive in France.
Ferry crossing routes and times from the UK to France
|Routes||Operator||Crossing Times||No of sailings|
|Portsmouth to Caen||Brittany Ferries||6hrs on average (7hrs at night)||3 a day, most days in the week|
|Portsmouth to St. Malo||Brittany Ferries||9 hrs on average (10hrs at night)||1 per day, most days in the week|
|Portsmouth to Cherbourg||Brittany Ferries||2 hrs 45 minutes using a fastcraft sailing||1-2 a day|
|Portsmouth to Le Havre||Brittany Ferries||3 hrs 45 minutes on average||1 a day|
|Plymouth to Roscoff||Brittany Ferries||6 hrs on average (7hrs at night)||1 a day, most days in the week|
|Plymouth to St Malo||Brittany Ferries||9 hrs on average||3-4 times a month|
|Poole to Cherbourg||Brittany Ferries||5 hrs on average||1 a day|
|Dover to Calais||P&O Ferries||1 hr 15 minutes on average||Max. 23 a day|
Ferry savings for your family holiday
We know it’s important to our customers to get the best value deals when travelling by ferry to our Siblu campsites in France. We’ve teamed up with Brittany Ferries to offer you a year-round discount on Brittany Ferries routes when you book a camping holiday with Siblu.
Brittany Ferries operates the longer routes from Portsmouth, Poole and Plymouth to western France saving miles of unnecessary and costly driving. Travel overnight by luxury cruise-ferry in the comfort of your own cabin with en-suite facilities or be whisked across the channel in as little as 3 hours. Peak summer fares start from £84.50pp each way based on a family of four taking their car.
Siblu customers and Siblu holiday home owners can save 5% on their Brittany Ferries crossing. This discount ONLY applies when booking a Siblu holiday or for Siblu Holiday Home Owners and the Siblu booking reference for the holiday or the owner account number must be supplied.
Please note, when you follow this link the discount is automatically applied but does not appear as a separate saving. A cookie is left on the Brittany Ferries website, so if you return within 30 days the discount will continue to be automatically added. To check the price without the discount you will need to clear your cookies or call the Brittany Ferries booking team on 0330 159 7000.
Making a booking with P&O ferries
P&O Ferries offers short crossings from Dover to Calais, taking you to France in just 90 minutes. To check availability, times and prices, follow this link to the P&O Ferries online booking engine.
Taking your car on the Eurotunnel to France
If you’re looking to stay at one of our holiday villages in Normandy, the Loire Valley, Brittany, Vendée, or Charente-Maritime, it’s worth noting that the Eurotunnel is an efficient travel option to take. The Eurotunnel Shuttle allows you to bring your car inside a train carriage.
If you’d like to take your car through the Eurotunnel, departures are from Folkstone, which will take you to Calais in just 35 minutes. You can leave your car inside the shuttle carriage, and relax at the onboard shops and restaurants. There are up to 4 departures an hour, and one ticket covers 1 car and up to 9 passengers. The great thing about taking the Eurotunnel is that there are no luggage restrictions, with the following vehicles and add-ons accepted: cars, vans, campervans, minibuses, motorcycles, roofboxes, bike holders, trailers and caravans.