The Baltic Sea region consists of Germany, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Various freight ferry routes are available from the UK to the Baltic Sea countries.
How Do I Get a Ferry To...?
The extensive road network across Europe means that there is a great deal of flexibility in the options you have to get to Finland. First of all you would catch a cross-channel ferry or Eurotunnel (Dover-Calais, Dover-Dunkerque, Folkestone-Calais) all of which have multiple sailings per day. Then, drive up to Puttgarden in Germany and catch a ferry over to Rodby in Denmark.
Dover to Calais is the most popular ferry route for vans, rigids and artics to travel from England to France. It offers the most flexible option for travelling to all areas of France. There are several ferries per day, and the journey takes around 90 minutes. Tickets are all open so you can travel on the first ferry when you arrive.
The best routes for rigids and artics to travel to Ireland and Northern Ireland is on “long sea” freight crossings.
This includes routes such as Liverpool to Dublin and Heysham to Warrenpoint operated by Seatruck Ferries. These services only take 12 drivers on board, but there is a high level of service and an 8 hour crossing allows for an onboard rest break. Another popular long sea crossing is Liverpool Birkenhead to Belfast with Stena Line. Although this takes a mix of passengers and freight, drivers get a good nights sleep and meals on board.
Whilst there are no direct ferries from UK to Mediterranean serving commercial routes, we offer a range of indirect services. The most popular Mediterranean ferry routes include Italy, Tunisia, Malta, Cyprus and the Greek Islands.
There are a number of direct ferry routes to get to the Netherlands, but the most popular way to travel there is Dover to Dunkirk. With Dover to Dunkirk crossings running every two hours and taking just 1 hour 45 minutes this is a great option for vans to travel to Holland. Tickets on the Dover-Dunkirk route are open, making this a fantastic flexible option.
First catch a ferry from Dover to Calais. Then, from there you drive up through Germany and Denmark to Hirtshals in northern Denmark. From here ferries run twice a day to Kristiansand. Kristiansand is about 320km from Oslo or 460km from Bergen.
There are a number of direct freight ferry routes to Spain. The most popular way for vans and lorries is usually to just travel via Dover-Calais, then drive through France. Per day there are several ferries crossing The Channel. But direct routes to Spain include Poole to Santander, and Portsmouth to Santander or Bilbao.
Immingham to Gothenburg is the most direct ferry route to travel from the UK to Sweden. The most popular way to travel from the UK to Sweden by ferry in a van or lorry is from Dover or Folkestone. Then you catch a ferry from Puttgarden in Germany to Rodby in Denmark, then a ferry from Helsingor in Denmark to Helsingborg in Sweden.