Calais ferry port in France is served by a number of routes with crossings to Dover & Folkestone available. With a selection of up to 88 Sailings Daily, the port of Calais connects France with England.
Sailing durations range from 35 minutes on the Folkestone service to 1 hour 30 minutes on the Dover service.
Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Calais fare search.
Calais is the closest French town to England and the main port for crossing the Channel, with the largest choice of departure time.
The crossing between Calais and Dover is the shortest sailing between England and France too. Around 4 miles from Calais, in Coquelles, you'll find the Eurotunnel terminal. There is also a direct link to Paris from Calais, by train.
Calais is also a fishing port so you'll be able to taste fresh cuisine all around the town too.
Calais ferry port is directly connected to the European motorway network by means of two auto routes. The A26/E15 serves the centre of France and provides access to Paris, and Southern Europe. The A16/E40 feeds into the Benelux and Northern Europe motorway system and the A16/E402 to Boulogne and Rouen.
On leaving the ferry you’ll find the Calais Ville station situated in the centre of the town which provides a regular service to Paris Gard du Nord as well as other major towns and cities in the area.
For more information on French rail services, please visit the SNCF and TGV websites.
There is a regular foot passenger bus, which operates between the hours of 10am and 8pm, connecting the port to the centre of Calais at Place d’Armes and the train station on request. There is a small (approx £1/€1.50) charge per passenger per direction.
Car Ferry Terminal, 62100 Calais, France
If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Calais Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Calais Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!