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About Us

With more than 185 years of rich heritage and experience, P&O Ferries has been connecting the UK and Europe for nearly two centuries. Our history and our lifelong drive for innovation helps us be the reliable ferry operator you know today, bringing the latest technology to our fleet to deliver sustainable travel in comfort.

We sail across the English Channel, North Sea, and Irish Sea, employing 1350 people around our network. Our fleet of ships includes two hybrid-powered state of the art Fusion Class vessels being delivered in 2023, the newest ferries on the English Channel. Taken together, our ships make nearly 20,000 sailings every year.

Our passengers travel with us on major routes connecting the UK to France, the Republic of Ireland, and the Netherlands, and our domestic route between Northern Ireland and Scotland. We also operate continental hubs at Zeebrugge and Europoort, and overall we carry around one fifth of the UK’s goods trade with Europe.

We are the busiest ferry operator on the famous Dover to Calais route, the UK’s shortest crossing to the continent of Europe and with the arrival of our new ships we will make further substantial reductions our carbon footprint, having already cut our carbon emissions on the Channel crossing by 85,000 tons.

We are proud to keep the UK connected to our nearest neighbours, giving families unforgettable holiday experiences, keeping the UK supplied with vital goods from around the world and supporting national prosperity, and bringing a new generation of ferries to our fleet with sustainability at their heart.




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There Is Another Way

Here at P&O Ferries we pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and relations. We strive to bring our valued customers the very best of everything – from booking to travelling to on board services, we’ll be there with you along every step of the way. 


Whichever route you’re travelling on, we’ve collected a comprehensive list of ferry essentials that includes everything you may need when you travel on one of our ships. Whether you’re travelling to France, Holland or beyond, our excellent travel guides  are also a great source of information, whatever your destination! And if you’re still looking for some travel inspiration then you should check out our adventure planner and travel blog, both packed full of useful hints and tips for travelling in Europe. 

If you’re in need of some help then don’t worry, as our dedicated customer service team are always on hand and happy to help, just email us at help@poferries.com. You can also get in touch with us via our Twitter page, where the content is refreshed 24 hours a day with service updates so you can check everything is running smoothly before you travel.



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Our Travel Awards

P&O Ferries is proud to have one many travel awards over the years, including being voted ‘Best Ferry Company’ & ‘Favourite Ferry Company’ at the Global Travel Awards 2016, 2017 and 2018. Since we’ve recently celebrated operating for 180 years of ferry travel, we believe that our longevity speaks volumes about our level of service. To reinforce this we’ve also taken our fair share of the various travel awards given over the years, and these achievements continue to make us immensely proud.

Click here to view our Travel Awards page and see more of our proud wins 



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At P&O Ferries we want to ensure all passengers have a safe, comfortable and enjoyable sailing with us, particularly those who may require additional assistance. That’s why we are dedicated to ensuring we can accommodate our passenger’s needs and special requirements as best we can.


Click here to view our accessibility page, to find out further accessibility information regarding the route you are traveling on. 



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 Company Information

Registered Address: 

P&O Ferries Holdings Limited
Channel House
Channel View Road
Dover, CT17 9TJ
Main switchboard: +44 (0)1304 863000

Registered No.: 6038077
Legal Representative: Amelia Mitchell Back to top


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