"weekday morning ferry crossing"
Reviewed 16 March 2015 by David
Smooth sailing, hardly knew we'd left port.coffee not too expensive. Ferry left on time and travelled quick. Compares favourably with shuttle on price and speed. Probably easiest cross-channel ferry I've been on at 1.5 hrs.
'David' travelled Dover Calais with DFDS Seaways on Calais Seaways
Reviewed 10 March 2015 by Kamal
Very good, the timing and crossing was very pleasant. NOTHING ELSE TO SAY!!!!!!
'Kamal' travelled Dover Calais with MyFerryLink on Rodin
"Excellent experience Shame about the wifi charge"
Reviewed 04 March 2015 by Neil
2 day return to France, I arrived early going & return and was put on an earlier ferry which was great, easy loading, good crossing, I was a little disappointed in today's connected world to have to pay £3 for the crossing for WiFi. Good clean ships nothing to fault very happy & will use again, I liked the break from driving the ferry offers and the good price for a return :-)
'Neil' travelled Dover Calais with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
Reviewed 01 March 2015 by Ralph
We have to drive 5½ hours to Dover so the ferry gives us time to relax before our onward journey. We found the staff delightful, helpful & professional. We left the ship crossing refreshed & ready for the rest of the journey.
'Ralph' travelled Dover Calais with P&O Ferries on Spirit of France
We get live Dover to Calais ferry prices directly from ferry company reservation systems and compare all options ensuring you find the best deal for your crossing. Getting a price and booking your ferry ticket to France couldn’t be easier!Simply select the country of departure and then Dover Calais or another route if you prefer followed by number of passengers travelling on the ferry and hit search!
Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Dover Calais route is a car and 2 passengers.
The English town and port of Dover is located in the county of Kent in the south east of England. The town lies on the English Channel coast at its narrowest point between England and France. This narrow stretch of the English Channel is called the Strait of Dover. In and around the town there are many things for visitors to see and do. In memory of the spot where Bleriot landed following the first cross channel flight in 1909, the Bleriot Memorial is an outline of the aircraft flown set into the ground. Also, and overlooking the town, is Dover Castle which is the largest castle in England. It was founded in the 12th century and has been described as the "Key to England" due to its defensive significance throughout its history.
The Port of Dover is the world's busiest passenger port, with 16 million travellers, 2.1 million lorries, 2.8 million cars and motorcycles and 86,000 coaches passing through it each year. It is the main port of departure for travellers from the UK to France and beyond into mainland Europe. Services are operated by P&O Ferries, DFDS Seaways and MyFerryLink to Calais and Dunkirk.
The French city of Calais is located in the Nord-Pas de Calais departement of north west France and is the closest port in France to England. The Strait of Dover, which lies across the English Channel on the UK mainland, is around 32 km from Calais and on a clear day the famous White Cliffs of Dover can be seen from Calais as can the Calais coast from the cliffs. Calais has been an important maritime hub for commerce and tourism between France and England for many years and the town itself is divided into two parts. The old town, Calais-Nord, is located on a man made island that is surrounded by canals and harbours. The modern town, St-Pierre, is located to the south of the old town. The city is moving away from just being home to the busy port and is becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination in itself. It has a long and rich cultural heritage, a number of museums and a lively nightlife. A popular attraction in the city are its Belfries which are siege towers that were built to protect the city from marauders, and are today declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Ferries to England depart Calais on average every 30 minutes, with a crossing time to Dover of around 75 minutes.