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

  • "Helpful and efficient service"

    We bought a non-refundable ticket but then, because of illness, had to cancel. P&O and Direct Ferries were amazingly helpful in allowing us to change the dates twice. On the day the reception at Calais was easy and efficient, as was the boarding with our car, and we had a very pleasant crossing. Thanks and congratulations to all staff and officials.

    'John Richmond' travelled Calais Dover with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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  • "Excellent!!"

    I booked a ticket 2.5hrs prior to departure having just passed Brussels. I didn't know there was border check between Belgium and France which was heavily congested. Rang up the helpline, and the lady (customer service) was beyond helpful, having contacted dover port to check traffic conditions and they weren't aware of the traffic further eastwards from the port so could have easily rejected my claim but kindly offered to move me to the next slot. Overall really pleased with the service and will definitely recommend!!

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

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    A positive travelling experience assisted by helpful staff and a punctual ship.

    'Lawrence' travelled Calais Dover with P&O Ferries on Pride of Kent

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  • "P & O Ferries"

    Excelent company everything very good Crew very helpful; young lady even carried our tray from the self service restaurant to our table you dont get that on every other line, only wish they went from St Malo or Caen as we have a 6 hour journey to Calais, Thank you

    'Kenneth Philpott' travelled Calais Dover with P&O Ferries on Pride of Kent

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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.