The main routes into the UK from mainland Europe are Calais to Dover via Ferry, approx travel time 2hrs. Calais to Folkestone, travelling by Eurotunnel, time 35min, or the overnight ferry from Europort Rotterdam, to Hull.
By air both from Europe and further afield it is possible to fly with your dogs into either London Heathrow or Manchester Airports.
Please be aware a Pet passport will be required for dogs entering into the UK which must be valid and up to date. Please ensure you check requirements on the link available on this site or by visiting the Defra UK website.
Driving times to the Venue from port of entry vary from 4 hrs 30 min from Dover or Folkestone to 2hrs 30min from Hull.
Checkout the travel options below for the various companies operating regular crossings .
Ferry Crossings By Operator
P&O Ferries operate several crossings into the UK from France and the Netherlands
DFDS operate crossings from various points in mainland Europe into the UK
Brittany Ferries offer crossings from several ports throughout France and Spain.
Eurotunnel is without doubt the quickest and easiest way of travel from Europe to the UK. SImply drive on drive off and your dog remains in the vehicle with you the whole time. With a travel time of 35 min and a difference of one hour between British time and European time this is the closest you can get to time travel, arriving here in the UK half an hour BEFORE you left!!!!
If travelling from further afield by Air please be aware only certain airports are part of the Pet Travel Scheme and able to admit your dog, mainly Heathrow and Manchester. Past experience tells us it is often easier and more cost effective to fly from the USA or Canada to Amsterdam and continue by road from there when travelling with dogs.