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Ferry services for foot passengers

publication date: Sep 4, 2010
Popular ferry routes

Greentraveller.co.uk has launched an online ferry journey planner with details of over 80 ferry journeys foot passengers can take between the UK, Ireland and continental Europe.

Plan-your-journey includes detailed information on public transport transfers to and from the ports, prices, sample itineraries, as well as direct links to book tickets.

The 80 passenger ferry routes include:
  • Train and ferry from Manchester to Dublin (from £24 one way), Edinburgh to Belfast (from £29 one way) and London to Dublin (from £27 one way)
  • Train and ferry from National Express East Anglia train stations via Harwich to the Hook of Holland, Netherlands (from £35 one way)
  • Ferry from Dover to Calais, Northern France (from £25 one way)
  • Ferry from Portsmouth to Santander, Northern Spain (from £47 one way)

The latest figures provided by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) give the greenhouse gas emissions associated with transport as:

  • Foot passenger on a ferry: 22.54g CO2e per passenger kilometre
  • Rail passenger on a Eurostar train: 17.14g CO2e per passenger kilometre
  • Air passenger on a domestic flight (between UK airports): 205.15g CO2e per passenger kilometre
  • Air passenger on a short haul flight (UK to Central Europe): 116g CO2e per passenger kilometre.

guide to foot passenger ferry services is published in conjunction with the Passenger Shipping Association (www.discoverferries.co.uk).