Direct Ferries

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Direct Ferries
Type Limited Company
Industry Travel
Founded 2002
Founders Howard Davies
Headquarters London, England, UK
Key people Matt Davies
Services Ferry Travel Aggregator Service
Employees 47

Direct Ferries ( is a UK-based ferry travel aggregator service which is owned and operated by Direct Ferries Ltd.[1] It provides access to scheduled ferry crossings across Europe and North Africa both on and offline. The company was launched by Howard Davies in 2002.[2]


The company’s headquarters are in Central London.[3] Following the website launch, sales grew by 450% from year one to year two and continued to grow a minimum of 13% year-on-year, with a turnover £46.5 million in 2011.[4]

In 2012, Direct Ferries achieved 177th place in the Sunday Times International Track 200.[3]


  1. ^ "About Direct Ferries". London. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  2. ^ "How not to be left at sea by new business technology". London: BBC News. 2012-03-05. Retrieved 2012-10-15. 
  3. ^ a b "Private firms with the fastest growing international sales". London: Sunday Times. 2012-07-08. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 
  4. ^ "Matt Davies on exploiting chaos and huge growth for travel website". London. 2012-01-10. Retrieved 2012-10-03. 

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