Ferries to Belgium

Planning your route to Belgium by ferry? P&O Ferries offer the perfect opportunity to visit Europe in a relaxed way, with no luggage restrictions. Our ferries to Rotterdam and Calais are ideal for driving onwards to Belgium from their destination ports, and you can bring your bike, pet or camping equipment - so you can pack everything you want, not just what you need.


It takes less than 90 minutes to drive from Calais port to Bruges, and just under two and a half hours to get there by car from Rotterdam. Both journeys mainly consist of one motorway, making them easy trips for any driver, and you might even like to stop off at some other places of interest along the way. There are so many amazing experiences that can only be found in Belgium, from boat rides on the dreamy Bruges canals to Belgian chocolate-making masterclasses in Brussels.


If you’re in love with Belgian beer, adore striking architecture, or are looking for the best place to begin your trip to Europe, find out why taking a ferry and visiting Belgium is the perfect option for you.

Three Belgian cities to visit via ferry

Travelling to Belgium via ferry mean that you can start your holiday as soon as you step on board. Whether you choose to sail from Dover or Hull, you can enjoy fresh sea air, plenty of space, and delicious dining options as you travel to Calais or Rotterdam. Once you’ve reached mainland Europe, hit the road and visit one (or more) or these amazing Belgian cities.


Known for its romantic cobbled streets and winding canals, Bruges is a very popular destination for tourists. Here, you can enjoy a tour by boat, walk over a number of picturesque bridges, and try some traditional Belgian cuisine in one of many bars and restaurants. Don’t forget to visit a chocolatier for some tasty souvenirs too.


As the Belgian capital, Brussels has plenty on offer for those visiting for a short break. Visit the Grand Place where you’ll be amazed by the striking architecture, and learn all about lace in the unique Costume Museum. A wander around Le Botanique is perfect for lovers of the outdoors, as is a visit to the stunning Parc Du Cinquantenaire – the perfect place for a picnic.


Ostend is a great holiday destination at any time of year. The summer months bring days of relaxing on the city’s 7km of sand, whereas there are plenty of museums to discover when lounging on the beach isn’t an option. Need some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city and seafront? Head to Leopoldpark where you can enjoy some peace and quiet in pretty surroundings.

Taking a bike on a ferry to Belgium
Taking a ferry to Belgium with your bike

Why not take advantage of our unlimited baggage policy and bring your bike along for a cycling holiday in Belgium? With beautiful country roads and plenty of cycle paths, Belgium is favoured by many cyclists for their active holidays. Remember to firmly attach all bicycles to your vehicle and ensure you are following our vehicle height requirements for your ferry to Belgium.

Taking a pet on a ferry to Belgium
Taking a ferry to Belgium with your pet

There’s no need to leave your furry friend behind – for just £22 per pet, you can bring your dog or cat along for the journey. We have air-conditioned kennels for pets on board our UK to Belgium ferry. They are checked every two hours by a trained member of staff. 

Taking a caravan on a ferry to Belgium
Taking a ferry to Belgium with your caravan

With P&O ferries to Belgium, you’re free to bring your caravan or motorhome along for a family holiday to be remembered. With more space for luggage, you’ll be able to pack cycling gear or sporting equipment with no hassle, plus get a cosy night’s sleep after days of exploring Europe.