Travelling as a group to France

We know that organising group travel can be tricky, but it doesn’t need to be! When you’re travelling as a group to France with P&O you can rest assured that we’ll be there to support you along your journey, every step of the way – from planning, to booking, to sailing and beyond!


Whether you're planning that big annual family getaway or heading on a road trip with a group of friends, here at P&O Ferries we want to make your holiday the best it can possibly be. We’ve gathered together all the information you could possibly need in order to make your next group trip run as smoothly and stress-free as possible.


Read on for all our best hints and tips for when you’re travelling as a group to France on our Dover to Calais route. 

Have fun when you travel as a group with P&O Ferries.

Our Dover to Calais route is one of the busiest, and with up to 12 sailings a day you’re sure to find a time that fits in with your travel schedule!

We also offer lots of different ticket types, in case you want to add that extra bit of flexibility to your trip for some added peace of mind. And don’t forget about all the great deals that we run year-round on all of our routes to help you bag a bargain for your travels.

Once you’ve arrived at the Port of Dover there are just a few things you’ll need to keep in mind before boarding the ship.


Check-In no later than 60 minutes before your departure time.

Please be advised this is the latest time you can arrive at Check-In AFTER security. Therefore, we encourage you to allow for plenty of time to pass through security checks and allow for busy traffic during peak periods.

It’s also a good idea to make sure you’ve got your passport(s) to hand for all of your group members, ready for check-in, to avoid creating and queues or delays. 


Once you’re on board the ship your holiday has already begun, and you’re finally free to properly relax. Here you can enjoy a range of excellent eating and drinking options, including our all inclusive Club Lounge if you’re looking for a more luxurious experience!

You’ll also be happy to hear that our ships have a great selection of kids entertainment onboard including our new interactive play area for the younger ones! Great for keeping the kids busy in your group during the 90 minute sailing.

Your group can also check out the latest deals in our World Duty Free shop onboard, stocking all your favourite brands at discounted prices.



If you’re travelling as a large group (anything more than 9 people) you’ll want to know all about our special group fares! You’re bound to have a fantastic journey when you travel with us – as well as offering some great value for money, there are also no baggage limits so you can pack as much as you want to bring with you at no extra charge.

For more information please visit our dedicated Groups Page.

In order to make a group booking, please email us at for more information.


You’re bound to have a fantastic time when travelling as a group to France.

Wondering just where to visit first? Or just a bit stuck for some travel inspiration? Then we’ve got just the things for you – why not check out our comprehensive Travel Guides for some motivation? We’ve selected a few here that we think you’ll enjoy, so feel free to browse at your leisure.



Have fun when you travel as a group with P&O Ferries.