The ferry port of Dover connects England with France with ferry services operated by DFDS Seaways & P&O Ferries.
There is a choice of up to 50 sailings per day from Dover with the shortest crossing taking around 1 hour 30 minutes.
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Found on the south east coast of England in the county of Kent, Dover ferry port is arguably the world's busiest port with millions of passengers and vehicles passing through on cross channel ferries each year.
Dover is the nearest English port to France with just 21 miles separating it from Calais and Dunkirk a little further up the coast. The port is also by far one of the most popular departure points for travelling between the UK and continental Europe; no surprise when you consider there's a cross channel ferry departure on average every 30 minutes with some.
Dover ferry port boasts top facilities and almost unrivalled transport links following a period of continued investment and subsequent improvement.
Dover is approximately 70 miles from South London. From the M2, follow the A2 direct into Dover, or from the M20, follow the A20 again into Dover. Both the Eastern & Western Docks Ferry Terminals are clearly signed.
Dover's Ferry Terminal is situated to the east of the town at the Eastern Docks. Dover Port can be easily reached by foot, bus or taxi from Dover Priory Station. Services operate from London Victoria or London Charing Cross to Dover Priory Station. Approximate journey time is 1 hour 45 minutes. For more information and booking, please visit our trains to Dover Priory page.
There is a frequent National express coach service from London Victoria coach station. Approximate Journey time is 2 hours 30 minutes. Other buses arrive at the main bus station in Dover town centre.
Short and long-stay parking is provided to all passengers at the main multi-storey car park at the entrance to the Ferry Terminal
Eastern Docks, Dover, Kent CT16 1JA
If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Dover Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Dover Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!