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Ferries to Belgium – Quick Details…
|Hull to Zeebrugge||Up to 7 per week||13.5 hours||P&O||Read More>>|
|Ramsgate to Ostend||Up to 3 per day||4.5 hours||TransEuropa||Route no longer operational|
P&O Ferries offers daily overnight ferry service between Hull, East Yorkshire, UK, and Zeebrugge, Belgium.
P&O Ferries, a British ferry operator registered in Dover, Kent, began by servicing routes in the North Sea in the late 1960s and today works primarily on routes in the Irish Sea and across the English Channel. Two ships are used by P&O for the Hull/Zeebrugge run. The “Pride of York” was constructed in 1987 in Glasgow and launched as “Norsea”; the “Pride of Bruges” was constructed in Japan also in 1987 and launched as the “Norsun.” Each carries 1050 passengers and 850 cars.
Fares start at £109 each way for a car with two passengers, and includes the cabin and all taxes. Fares for a foot passenger start at £98.
Once you reach Hull, check-in is at the King George Dock on Hedon Road anytime during the afternoon of the day of the departure. All passengers checking a vehicle of any type, whether headed for Zeebrugge or Rotterdam, must check in at the “Rotterdam” terminal. All foot passengers headed for Zeebrugge should check in at the “Zeebrugge” terminal.
The schedule for the voyage for Hull to Zeebrugge is the same every day except for arrival times on weekends:
- 17:00 (5:00 PM) The check-in door closes.
- 18:30 (6:30 PM) Ship leaves Hull.
- 08:45 (8:45 AM) Ship arrives Zeebrugge on weekdays.
- 09:30 (9:30 AM) Ship arrives Zeebrugge on Saturdays and Sundays.
There are no voyages to Zeebrugge from Hull on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day.
The price includes a standard cabin; you can upgrade for an additional fee. Once aboard, if you’re hungry, you can have a snack at the coffee shop, browse the buffet at the Four Seasons restaurant, or go for first-class dining in Langan’s Brasserie. For entertainment, you can go see a new film in one of the cinemas, have a drink at the Boulevard Bar, watch the cabaret show at the Sunset Show Bar, or try out your luck at the slot machines in the casino. And there are special places for kids of all ages to have fun.
Arrival in Zeebrugge drops you off at another excellent set of roads. Bruges is the both the modern port and the medieval city, and Zeebrugge means “Bruges on the Sea” – so, Zeebrugge is the seaside resort, complete with sandy beaches and hotels, while Bruges takes care of both the commercial life and the tourist looking for the medieval market squares and Belgian chocolate. Also within driving distance are Strasbourg, Luxembourg, Brussels, Antwerp and the Ardennes.
When it’s time to head to Hull from Zeebrugge, the schedule is slightly different:
- 17:30 (5:30 PM) Check-in closes.
- 19:00 (7:00 PM) Ship leaves Zeebrugge.
- 08:15 (8:15 AM) Ship arrives at Hull on weekdays.
- 09:00 (9:00 AM) Ship arrives at Hull on Saturdays and Sundays
There are no voyages to Hull from Zeebrugge on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day.