Dover to Calais Ferry

Travel from England to France on the Dover Calais ferry route with a combined choice up to 33 sailings per day on offer (10 with DFDS Seaways & 23 with P&O Ferries).

The DFDS Seaways service takes around 1 hour 30 minutes to travel to France & the P&O Ferries service around 1 hr 30 min.

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Route and port details

Dover to Calais Ferry Alternatives

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

Dover - Calais Ferry Operators

  • DFDS Seaways
    • 10 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 Dover Calais Prices

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.

Dover Calais Ferry reviews

  • "Return Ferry Trip From Dover to Calais"

    My wife and I travelled by DFDS ferry as part of a recent holiday in France. We found the ferries a little smaller than P&O's but considered that this enhanced them. They were more intimate and informal. The staff we very friendly and always had a cheery smile. It was great to be welcomed by a group of staff after we had ascended the stairs from the car parking deck. We would recommended DFDS very highly.

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

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  • "Slick Operation"

    Our journey outbound and return was without problem or fault. The arrival at the ports was simple and efficient and with out an problems. The booking was easy and painless, but making minor amnedments and finding details about changing vehicle registration and pet passport requirements both led to extended waiting times at the end of a phone for reliatively quick resolution. On the return we were pleased to find that we were able to catch the earlier ferry saving us time for the journey home. Alround a great service.

    'Michael' travelled Dover Calais with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain

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  • "Better than the tunnel "

    When you are driving a long way to Dover and face another one in France afterwards what you need is a good break a cup of coffee and something to eat. Sitting in the car in a train doesn't really give you that. At £59 return I consider this a real bargain. Ship was clean and comfortable staff friendly. The whole experience was relaxed and efficient.

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

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  • "Sevice"

    I went to France for a weekend recently and travelled by ferry P&O. This trip was quick, 1/12 , and sorting out the ferry online was easy. I enjoyed the whole experience and will certainly use them again

    'Linda' travelled Dover Calais with P&O Ferries on Spirit of Britain

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Dover Guide

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.

Calais Guide

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.