Compare prices and timetables for all ferry crossings in Europe and book your ferry ticket
Dive into the exciting world of ferry travel in Europe. Explore the continent's many destinations, from Norwegian fjords to Mediterranean beaches, historic cities and picturesque islands.
Board ferries from renowned companies such as Minoan Lines, Grimaldi Lines, Stena Line, DFDS, Corsica Ferries, Moby Lines and many others, connecting a multitude of ports across Europe. Discover a wide range of routes, flexible timetables and competitive prices, as well as the special features of each destination.
Whether you want to bask in the Spanish sun, explore the picturesque corners of Greece or discover the historic sites of the UK, our platform will help you find the best travel options. Thanks to our intuitive search tool, you can easily book your tickets and prepare for an unforgettable ferry trip across Europe.
As you have probably already experienced, searching for ferry tickets can be very time consuming.
With Vivanoda you can easily view and compare all available offers from all ferry companies in one search. This allows you to get the best rates and save time when searching for a ferry ticket.
On Vivanoda, you have access to a large choice of almost 3,000 sailings, with a complete coverage of Europe to and from The Netherlands, Belgium, France, United Kingdom, Greece, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Croatia.....
To easily get the fares and all the timetables of the ships on the desired route, enter the departure and arrival ports in the search form. Vivanoda will then search for all the shipping companies operating on the route (with or without stopover) to get the real time fares and availability. Just select the offer you are interested in and book your ship ticket online.
Are you going to your departure port by train or by bus? Vivanoda is a multimodal comparator and allows you to search for bus, carpooling and train offers at reduced prices to combine with your ferry ticket. You will find all transportation offers on one platform and save precious time.
At Vivanoda, we wanted to launch a major study of ferry prices in Europe to better understand the variations in ferry fares according to several criteria (destination country, distance, seasonality, etc.). We therefore analyzed tens of thousands of ferry fares on hundreds of routes in Europe, as well as crossings to Turkey and the Maghreb countries (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia), in order to gain as exhaustive a picture as possible. It should be noted that only the price was taken into account in this study, independently of the quality of service on board, differences in staff salaries, economic differences between countries, etc.
We present you the main ferry companies that offer ferry services in Europe. All these ferry companies are included in our ferry comparison tool so you can easily find your ferry ticket.
To present you with even more comprehensive results, the network of ferry lines in your Vivanoda ferry comparison website is constantly growing. In the results you will find ferries from many other ferry companies like Condor Ferries, Irish Ferries, Algeria Ferries, LD Lines, Minoan Lines, Anek Lines, Hellenic Seaways, Blue Star Ferries,...
With our ferry ticket search engine, you can find prices for hundreds of ferry crossings in Europe and around the world.
Here's a list of the top destinations from the nearly 3,000 ferry routes available on our site.
With nearly 400 million ferry trips per year and the ubiquitous seas (Mediterranean, Adriatic, Aegean, English Channel...), oceans and lakes that make up its geography, Europe is an ideal place to travel by boat.
Although it is a rather slow means of transportation, and although more and more companies are introducing ultra-fast ferries on the busiest routes, which can cut travel time in half or in thirds, the ferry has many advantages to offer:
Once you have found and booked your ferry ticket through Vivanoda, you will quickly receive a confirmation e-mail containing the most important information (price, number of passengers, vehicles, bicycles or pedestrians, equipment on board: cabin or reclining seat, etc). It will also indicate the time at which the shipping company requires you to report to the port of embarkation. It is imperative that you respect this time or you will be refused access to the ship.
If you are traveling by car, boarding is very quick and you go directly to the check-in counters decorated with your company's colors. If you are traveling by foot, you check in at the ferry terminal and then board. Be sure to bring your valid identity documents, passport or national identity card, depending on the destination and the border you are crossing.
Once on board, everyone is in control of their own time: restaurants for gourmets, entertainment and shows for children, movies and video games for teenagers, reading and rest for parents.... Services on board the ferries strive to meet the needs of all age groups and individuals.
To avoid seasickness, most recent ships are equipped with stabilizers that reduce the sensation of the boat moving on the waves. But for the most sensitive and depending on the weather conditions, it is advisable to regularly take a breath of fresh air on the deck of the boat, to sit near a window to see the horizon in order to give the brain better coordinated information. You can also take a seasickness medication that usually makes you sleepy.
When the crossing is over, you will enjoy the coastline of your final destination which is gradually taking shape until you arrive in port.
Like any means of transportation and like any trip, ferry crossings produce greenhouse gases and therefore have an ecological impact on the planet. Ships consume a lot of fuel and emit fumes containing heavy metals. But like any industry, shipping has played a role in the fight against global warming.
The Convention on Marine Pollution (MARPOL), initiated by the International Maritime Organization and adopted by the European Commission in Europe, requires ferries and other transport vessels to meet maximum emission standards. Shipping companies are the first to introduce cleaner, more environmentally friendly ships.
This is the case of Brittany Ferries which, thanks to European Union subsidies, has equipped all its ships with "scrubbers" to wash and purify the smoke they produce. Ships running on liquefied natural gas (LNG) will also become the norm in the near future.