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

  • "Good Crossing"

    We had a wonderful crossing as the ship was quite empty. We were to get the 1.30pm crossing but as we were early, got to Calais at 11.00am, we were offered the 11.30 crossing at an extra cost of £20 which we took. I feel that this extra charge should have been waved, especially as the ship was virtually empty. We also have left an empty space on the 1.30pm crossing!

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

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  • "Holiday crossing."

    Early morning crossing, on time. Everything according to plan. Good clean vessel, everything done efficiently.

    'David' travelled Dover Calais with P&O Ferries on Pride of Canterbury

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  • "Efficient"

    Quick check on and loading, good coffee shop on board reasonable pricing

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

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  • "Ferry crossing."

    We arrived earlier than expected at the port on both journeys and were offered an earlier ferry than booked at no extra charge. The ships were clean and staff friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the experience.

    'John' 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.