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Calais to Dover Ferry Alternatives

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Calais Dover Ferry reviews

  • "Direct Ferries /P&O"

    Great service. Enjoyed the service and helpful staff.

    'Pride of Canterbury' travelled on Pride of Canterbury

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  • "Calais crossing."

    After getting through customs, the booking staff was very friendly. The ship was clean and the staff on board were helpful. Would definitely use this crossing again.

    'C Class' travelled on C Class

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  • "Total satisfaction"

    we had priority boarding and were literally the first car on board the ferry. We then decided to have 2 English breakfasts. Excellent value for money. There were staff members continually clearing the tables after the passengers had finished their breakfast. We usually travel with another shipping company but will definitely change in the future to P & O.

    'Spirit of Britain' travelled on Spirit of Britain

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  • "Exelent"


    'C Class' travelled on C Class

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Calais to Dover Ferry

The Calais Dover ferry route connects France with England and is currently operated by two ferry companies: P&O Ferries and DFDS Seaways. The P&O Ferries service runs up to 11 times per day with a sailing time of 1 hr 30 min, while the DFDS Seaways service runs up to 10 times per day with a sailing duration of around 1 hr 30 min.

How to book ferry tickets from Calais to Dover

With 21 journeys per day, you are bound to find a suitable ferry crossing to suit your needs. However, there are two alternative routes to explore if you require additional flexibility: Calais to Folkestone and Dunkirk to Dover. Use our price finder to compare prices, times and routes.

Calais Travel Guide

The French town and major seaport of Calais is located in northern France and lies on the English Channel coast, around 21 miles across the English Channel from the English Port of Dover. On a clear day it is possible to see the White Cliffs of Dover, across the Strait of Dover. Calais' old town, known as Calais-Nord, is surrounded by canals and harbours and lies on an artificial island. The more modern part of Calais, known as St-Pierre, is located to the south of the old town.

Visitors to the town can take in the Tour du Guet, which is situated in the Place d'Armes in the old town. Built in the 13th century, the structure was originally a water tower which was subsequently used as a lighthouse until 1848.

The port of Calais is well known to many visitors from the UK and is the 4th largest port in France, by passenger numbers. It is the main gateway into France for many UK visitors and is less than 3 hours by car from Paris, Brussels and London and is connected to several motorways.

Dover Travel Guide

The town and port of Dover is located on the south east coast of England, in the county of Kent. The major ferry port lies on the English Channel coast at its narrowest point between England and France. Dover is the world's busiest passenger port with roughly 16 million travellers, 2 million lorries, nearly 3 million cars and motorcycles and 86,000 coaches passing through it each year. Providing an iconic backdrop to the town are its white chalk cliffs and are an impressive sight when entering the port by ferry.

A popular tourist attraction in the town is the 12th century Dover Castle which stands guard over the town. The medieval castle has been described as the "Key to England" because of its defensive importance over the centuries and is also England's largest castle. Today, the castle is a designated Scheduled Monument which means that it is a nationally important historic building and archaeological site that is protected against unauthorised change. It is also a Grade I listed building and an internationally recognised important structure. The castle, its secret tunnels and surrounding land are all now owned by English Heritage.

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