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 21 times per day with a duration from 1 hr 30 min.

So that’s a combined 36 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
    • 21 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

  • "Excellent"

    We use direct ferries a lot and have always found them excellent and fair. Would recommend.

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

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  • "Cross channel, not in style!"

    We arrived at the port early, and was placed on the next boat which was really brilliant, thank you check In staff for making a phone call. The boat was the Burgundy which we have been on a few times before. This boat is an old boat now and looks it, although it is better than the Kent which is very tatty. Although overdue an update the facility's are good enough for a 1hr 30m crossing. The staff and general service on the boat are good, I had a breakfast which considering the high cost was just OK, fried eggs on a baine Marie are never going to be good! Apart from that these boats serve a purpose and if I had a choice I would prefer to travel on the Spirit class which are very nice boats.

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

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  • "Excellent service"

    We actually set out 30 mins early - the previous boat was delayed, so DFDS efficiently and seamlessly moved us onto it before it left. Great fish and chips on board. Boat is small but well layed out, with plenty of comfortable seating. The only thing missing for me was some quality french produce in the shop - but if all you want is a quick and easy crossing, DFDS does the job.

    'David' travelled Calais Dover with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways

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  • "Great Service"

    I have booked the ferry on the last minute and i found this website which it was cheaper that any other online offers. Straight forward and simple to book. Manny thanks

    'Elena Andreea' travelled Calais Dover with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France

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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.