Calais to Dover Ferry

The Calais Dover ferry route connects France with England and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The DFDS Seaways service runs up to 15 times per day with a sailing duration of around 1 hour 30 minutes while the P&O Ferries service runs up to 23 times per day with a duration from 1 hr 30 min.

So that’s a combined 38 sailings on offer per day on the Calais Dover route between France and England. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

Route and port details

Calais to Dover Ferry Alternatives

For more information, please visit our Ferries from France to England page.

Calais - Dover Ferry Operators

  • DFDS Seaways
    • 15 Sailings Daily 1 hr 30 min
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  • P&O Ferries
    • 23 Sailings Daily 1 hr 30 min
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Average Calais Dover Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Calais Dover route is a car and 2 passengers.

Calais Dover Ferry reviews

  • "Ferry trip "

    First class service from start to finish

    'Anonymous' travelled Calais Dover with DFDS Seaways on C Class

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  • "My Water Crossing."

    From the time we entered the PORT of CALAIS, We were treated like FIRST CLASS PEOPLE. The ride was comfortable the SHIP was clean, with comfortable furniture. We only had a drink, which was to our complete satisfaction. Thank You all for a first class crossing.

    'Raymond ' travelled Calais Dover with P&O Ferries on Pride of Burgundy

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  • "It all works."

    As part of our camper trip from Rome to London, we decided to use a ferry to cross the English Channel, mainly so that I could see the "White Cliffs of Dover". I booked through Direct Ferries and, to be honest I chose the DFDS Seaways option simply because it was the cheapest. The on-line booking went smoothly. Unfortunately, even though I had allowed extra time for the journey, someone rolled a truck just ahead of us on the road to Calais and we were delayed by over two hours, meaning that we missed our scheduled ferry. I hoped that we could arrive in time for the next one without having to pay extra, but it was full by the time we arrived. However the agent managed to get us on the following ferry and there was no extra charge, Loading of the vehicle on the ferry was very smooth and professional and the whole journey went without a hitch. I would be happy to recommend DFDS Seaway to anyone that asks.

    'Guy' travelled Calais Dover with DFDS Seaways on C Class

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  • "Peace of mind"

    Very practical in every step of the way. Thank you

    'Anonymous' travelled Calais Dover with P&O Ferries on Pride of Canterbury

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Calais Guide

The French town and major sea port of Calais is located in northern France and lies on the English Channel coast, around 21 miles across the English Channel from the English Port of Dover. On a clear day it is possible to see the White Cliffs of Dover, across the Strait of Dover. Calais' old town, known as Calais-Nord, is surrounded by canals and harbours and lies on an artificial island. The more modern part of Calais, known as St-Pierre, is located to the south of the old town.

Visitors to the town can take in the Tour du Guet which is situated in the Place d'Armes in the old town. Built in the 13th century, the structure was originally a water tower which was subsequently used as a lighthouse until 1848.

The port of Calais is well known to many visitors from the UK and is the 4th largest port in France, by passenger numbers. It is the main gateway into France for many UK visitors and is less than 3 hours by car from Paris, Brussels and London and is connected to several motorways. On average a ship departs from Calais every 30 minutes, with around 50 departures to Dover each day, with a crossing time of about 75 minutes.

Dover Guide

The town and port of Dover is located on the south east coast of England, in the county of Kent. The major ferry port lies on the English Channel coast, at its narrowest point between England and France. Dover is the world's busiest passenger port with roughly 16 million travellers, 2 million lorries, nearly 3 million cars and motorcycles and 86,000 coaches passing through it each year. Providing an iconic backdrop to the town are its white chalk cliffs and are an impressive sight when entering the port by ferry.

A popular tourist attraction in the town is the 12th century Dover Castle which stands guard over the town. The medieval castle has been described as the "Key to England" because of its defensive importance over the centuries, and is also England's largest castle. Today, the castle is a designated Scheduled Monument which means that it is a nationally important historic building and archaeological site that is protected against unauthorised change. It is also a Grade I listed building and an internationally recognised important structure. The castle, its secret tunnels and surrounding land are all now owned by English Heritage.