New Avios earning partner – Direct Ferries

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You can visit their website here.

Direct Ferries is a central booking site for 137 ferry companies around the world.  From the UK, they work with companies such as Brittany Ferries, P&O Ferries and Stena Line, as well as Eurotunnel.

The scale of the site is impressive.  You can book 1,770 ferry routes covering 516 ferry ports, connecting you to over 169 countries and islands.

The Avios earning rate seems decent – you will earn 4 Avios points for every £1 spent.

Direct Ferries

There is no special booking link.  Book as usual on the main Direct Ferries site.  When you create an account with Direct Ferries you will find a box to enter your Avios number.  Once done, you will automatically be credited with points from all of your bookings.

Remember that this is an partnership and not a British Airways Executive Club one.  You will need an account.  The points you earn can easily be moved across to BA afterwards using the ‘Combine My Avios’ function on

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  1. We use P&O ferries twice a year normally (overnight sailings from Hull), and used to book via the AA (for a ~10% discount) but if we needed to make changes to the booking, we found P&O obstructive and unhelpful. This was in sharp contrast to their helpfulness when we’d booked directly with them.

    I didn’t like their tactics, but they serve an ideal route for us, so we now book directly with P&O. This may be worth factoring into the equation… But I’m tempted to give Direct Ferries a try!

    • Odd. We use Donegal Travel to book P&O for Irish Sea crossing. They’re always cheaper than direct and have changed sailings a couple times now with now bother.

  2. Hi

    My daughter’s finance booked ferry tickets recently with Direct Ferries.

    When it came to the pop up asking him for his Avios number, (he is not a member and neither is my daughter) he asked her if she wanted to join Avios in order to start saving Avios and in order to get those which will be awarded with the booking he was making.

    My query is :-

    My daughter is not the lead passenger – she is the 2nd one

    although her fiancé put himself as the lead passenger and my daughter gave her email address for the booking and all correspondence, will she still get the Avios, as up to now, nothing has been credited into her new Avios account.

    Many thanks

    • oops – that should read fiancé … lol

    • It depends on whether Direct Ferries just sends Avios a list of account numbers to credit, or if they also send surnames (and if they then must match). We don’t know this.

      • Thank you

        I was wondering because on your information at the top of the page it says :-

        There is no special booking link. Book as usual on the main Direct Ferries site. When you create an account with Direct Ferries you will find a box to enter your Avios number. Once done, you will automatically be credited with points from all of your bookings.

        Does this mean that the points go onto your ferry account before transferred to Avios ?

        and by saying automatically be credited, that sounds like soon . if that is the case, then there is nothing in her new Avios account.

        oh well…. 🙂

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