Dover to Calais Ferry

Travel from England to France on the Dover Calais ferry route with a combined choice up to 34 sailings per day on offer with numerous ferry companies - 10 with DFDS Seaways, 23 with P&O Ferries & 6 with MyFerryLink.

The shortest sailing duration on this popular crossing between England and France is from 1 hour 30 minutes.

Compare Dover Calais ferries with DFDS Seaways, P&O Ferries & MyFerryLink now to find the sailing that best suits your travel plans and at the lowest fare.

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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  • MyFerryLink
    • 6 Sailings Weekly 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

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  • "Easy, & smooth."

    Very easy load & unload. Smooth operation with calm sea. Good faci!ities & menu on board. Nice crew, very polite.

    'Lionel' travelled Dover Calais with DFDS Seaways on Dieppe Seaways

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  • "dover calais"

    Excellent, hassle free crossing both ways. Great value for money.

    'Matthew' travelled Dover Calais with P&O Ferries on Pride of Burgundy

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  • "Bargain "

    Defo will always be booking with direct ferries again perfect in every way

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

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  • "Good crossing"

    Good crossing both ways. Calm sea, sunny weather so no problems. Outward journey on the newer ship Spirit of France was superb - very good facilities on board and a bright modern feel to the ship. Loading was very easy and we left Dover 10 mins early, arriving slightly early too. Inward crossing was on older ship Pride of Burgundy, but was still pretty good. Slight delay (15mins) on departure due to problems earlier in the day, but no real hardship. Onboard facilities not as modern as Spirit of France, but still OK. Again loading was easy and we had a good crossing in calm sea with sunshine.

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

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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.