Getting to France by Ferry with a bicycle

Ferries are useful for travellers from Britain, Ireland or countries to the south of France, especially if you plan to bring your own bike with you.

Ferries to France from the UK and Ireland

Brittany Ferries

Bikes can be booked via the website

  • Portsmouth <> St Malo
  • Portsmouth <> Caen
  • Portsmouth <>  Cherbourg
  • Plymouth <> Roscoff
  • Plymouth <> St Malo


Condor Ferries

LD Lines 

  • LD Lines has a Portsmouth <> Le Havre service, as well as a Newhaven <> Dieppe service (Avenue Verte London <>Paris).
  • Bikes can be booked via the website (€10 per bike)

Celticlink Ferries 

Irish Ferries 

  • Irish Ferries has services Rosslare <> Roscoff and Rosslare <> Cherbourg.

Ferries to France from Spain and Italy

British cyclists heading for southwest France should look into ferries to and from northern Spain. Brittany Ferries has a Portsmouth to Bilbao service, as well as a Portsmouth to Santander ferry; it also operates sailings from Plymouth to Santander. 

Ferries to France from North Africa

  • SNCM has a number of ferries that operate between Algeria and Marseille.