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Hull Ferry, all Ferry Routes

Useful General Hull Ferry Information

You will find lots of Hull Ferry information and resources here at ferryireland. Ferries come in all shapes and sizes, from small cable ferries all the way up to almost cruise boat size proportions. Ferry crossings from the mainland UK to Europe are as popular as ever due to the increasing demand for European travel.

The Channel Tunnel has only served to make the ferry boat operators more competitive and real fare bargains are now regularly offered.

P&O Ferries was formed after the Stena Line sold its 40% share in P&O Stena Line in 2002. P&O Portsmouth and P&O North Sea Ferries merged into the P&O Ferries operation and managed from Dover. Prior to the P&O Stena joint venture, operations from Dover, Felixstowe, Portsmouth and Cairnryan were all conducted under the P&O European Ferries name. P&O European Ferries was the name given to the operations of Townsend Thoresen after the P&O group purchased them in 1987. Townsend Thoresen was formed in 1968 after Townsend Brothers Ferries combined forces with Thoresen Car Ferries.

Hull to Rotterdam Ferry Port Information


Book a Hull Ferry to Rotterdam in Holland or Zeebrugge in Belgium. Book a Hull Ferry with P&O Ferries with


Take time to discover the emerging destination of Hull, where a wealth of architectural heritage blends with innovative design to create a modern, vibrant city centre full of character. From the historic Old Town with its Museum Quarter and thriving creative industries to the contemporary Princes Quay Shopping Centre floating above the waters of a former dock, Hull is a city of contrast.

Directions to Hull Ferry Port by Car

From the north & west follow either the M62 or A1079 to the A63 & Hull City Centre. Follow the signs to King George Dock & Ferries. From the south follow the A15 across the Humber bridge & then turn east along the A63 to Hull City Centre. Follow the signs to King George Dock & Ferries.

Rotterdam Ferry Port Information

Rotterdam ferry with P and O Ferries

Book a Rotterdam Europoort Ferry ticket for your ferry crossing from the port of Rotterdam Europort in Holland to the port of Hull in UK with the ferry operator P&O Ferries North Sea. Book online an Rotterdam Europoort Ferry crossing ticket with

Rotterdam Europort Ferry Port Information

The Rotterdam port and industrial complex fulfils an important role as a hub for international goods flows and as a business location for industry and logistic services. The port and industrial complex is of great significance for the European, national and regional economies. Rotterdam is one of the most important junctions in the world when it comes to cargo traffic. Rotterdam Europoort is located on the North Sea - the busiest sea route in the world. The port of Rotterdam covers an area of 40 kilometres, from the center of the city to the North Sea.

Directions to Rotterdam Ferry port by car.

The terminal in Europoort lies approx. 37 km from the centre of Rotterdam, or about a one hour drive. On approaching Rotterdam, follow the signs for Europoort. In the Europoort area, just follow the signs Engeland and P&O Ferries. The dock number (Havennummer) of P&O Ferries is 5805.

Irish Ferry operator Irish Continental Group plc known locally as Irish Ferries operates on the following routes. Dublin to Holyhead and from Rosslare to Roscoff, Cherbourg, and Pembroke. Irish Ferries was formed in 1972 and it's first operations were between Rosslare and Le Havre. In 1992, Irish Ferries took over B & I Line which operated ferry services between Dublin and Holyhead. The company's flagship ferry "Ulysses", is the world's largest car ferry.

Waterjet powered Catamarans that can carry over 350 cars and more than 1000 foot passengers are also used in the English Channel and Irish Sea crossings. Stena Line own and operate one of the largest Catamarans in the world.

DFDS is a Danish shipping company that was formed in 1866 as a merger of various minor shipping companies. The company was led by the industrialist Carl Frederik Tietgen. DFDS is the largest and oldest Danish shipping company. Passenger ferry activities are operated by DFDS Seaways.

Superfast Ferries an Attica Group company was formed in 1995 and is based in Athens, Greece, together with Blue Star Ferries. Superfast Ferries operates lines in the: Adriatic Sea: Ancona and Bari, Italy - Igoumenitsa and Patras, Greece; Baltic Sea: Rostock, Germany - Hanko, Finland; North Sea: Zeebrugge, Flanders - Rosyth, Scotland.

Ferries are ideal for transporting passengers and vehicles over medium to long distances such as the type that run across the English Channel between the U.K. and Europe. The English Channel is one of the busiest ferry crossing areas in the world. The Channel Tunnel has taken some of the crossing business away from the ferries, but they are still very much in use due to the shear volume of traffic crossing between the U.K. and Europe.

A boat or a ship carrying passengers and sometimes their vehicles, on scheduled services is often reffered to as a ferry. Certain ferries are even able to transport railroad cars and other large cargo depending on their size.

The cross-Channel ferry route was established in 1841. This was to ensure that there was a link between the British and the continental rail networks.

At Dover all ferries, apart from Hoverspeed services, arrive and depart from the Ferry Terminal at the Eastern Docks. Hoverspeed's fast SeaCat ferry service operates from the Hoverport at the Western Docks. P and O ferries have up to 35 return crossings per day from Dover to Calais, with a crossing time of around 75 minutes. Sea France have up to 20 return crossings per day with a crossing time of around 70 minutes. Hoverspeed have up to 15 crossings per day with a crossing time of just 60 minutes. Services are available 364 days a year.

SeaFrance was launched on 1 January 1996 following the end of an agreement between Sealink and SNAT. That same year, SeaFrance Ltd. was established and was responsible for the sales and marketing of the new service in the UK as well as port operations in Dover. SeaFrance has since extended its sales operations throughout Europe with representatives in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and Italy.

Ferries that carry cars across a large waterway are sometimes referred to as "RORO" ferries (roll-on and roll-off) for the ease by which vehicles can board them and then leave. Roll on roll off ferries are usually quite large, conventional ferries named for the ease by which vehicles can board and leave.

Sea ferries dock at specialised facilities designed to position the boat for loading and unloading. These areas are called the ferry slip. If the ferry is carrying vehicles or railroad cars an adjustable ramp called an apron may form part of the ship and is used for loading and unloading.

In designing ferries the route length, the number of likely passengers or vehicle capacity required, speed requirements and the water conditions the craft must deal with are all taken into consideration.

Red Funnel Ferries have sailed between Southampton and the Isle of Wight and Cowes for over 140 years. The journey takes around 55 minutes and is available 364 days a year. Formed in 1861, the Southampton Isle of Wight and South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Public Limited Company has the longest name of any quoted company in the UK.

Cable ferries operate over short distances across a number of the UK's inland waterways. Some cable ferries actually use the power of the rivers current to move the ferry forward. Most cable ferries though are operator controlled. Originally rope or steel chains were used to connect the ferries from ones side of the riverbank to the other. These have now been replaced by much stronger and more durable steel wire.

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