Ferry Information For Backpackers

Ferry and riverboat services are commonly used for commuting within most countries but ferry transport is also a popular choice for moving across borders. If you do not enjoy air travel and are backpacking to a European destination, ferry transport is an ideal choice. For the less adventurous backpacker who is considering more of a road trip than a true backpacking experience, a ferry is ideal if you are taking your caravan or car along.

International ferries from UK ports, ply to France, Ireland, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium and the Scandinavian countries so if you are planning a backpacking adventure to any of these countries, you might like to consider ferry transport. Trips to some countries, such as France are only about 2 or 3 hours while a trip to Amsterdam is longer and can take a little over 15 hours for the journey.

Onboard accommodation is also available on a ferry and while a short trip of a few hours may not necessitate a cabin booking, a 15 hour journey definitely calls for suitable lodgings on the ferry. Depending on the ferry service you choose, you can select from basic cabins to high end deluxe cabins.

If you are interested in finding out more about ferry transport when backpacking, these websites might come in handy.

  • www.directferries.co.uk
  • www.condorferries.co.uk
  • www.ferrybooker.com
  • www.poferries.com

Prices for ferry transport are dependent on various factors, including whether you are travelling with a car, the size of the vehicle, your destination, number of passengers, on board accommodation and preferences. Prices may vary significantly for these services and you could pay from £150 to £400 depending on a host of factors and special discounts may apply for children and senior citizens.

Ferry transport when backpacking is ideal for a European adventure and provides a more exciting feel to your backpacking trip than a flight or coach. Rates are reasonable and transport reliable allowing you to add a new dimension to your backpacking adventure.