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Calais to Dover Ferry

The Calais to Dover ferry route is provided by 3 operators and is available for booking all year round. The ferry crossing from Calais to Dover takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes on ferries servicing this route. Calais to Dover ferry duration can range between 1 hour 30 minutes and 1 hour 45 minutes depending on the operator that you decide to travel with.

Calais to Dover Ferry Schedules

There are around 287 ferry weekly sailings from Calais to Dover. P&O Ferries provide up to 12 daily sailings, Irish Ferries provide up to 14 daily sailings and DFDS Seaways provide up to 15 daily sailings. Ferry timetables often increase during the high season.


Calais to Dover Ferry Times

The first ferry leaves at approximately 00:05 and the last ferry leaves at approximately 22:45. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.


High Speed Ferry Calais to Dover

Calais to Dover is the fastest ferry from France to England.


Can I reserve a cabin on the ferry from Calais to Dover?

There are no cabins on ferries from Calais to Dover. However, you can pay for access to an exclusive quiet lounge with complimentary food and drinks.


Calais to Dover Ferry Price


The price of a ferry from Calais to Dover can vary between £65 and £252 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is £223, prices can range from £65 and £488. The average price with a car is £178. Car prices can range from £96 and £214. Prices may vary for other vehicle types. All ferry prices can change from season to season.

Prices subject to change, pricing representative of searches over last 30 days.


Cheap Ferries Calais to Dover

Find the cheapest ferry tickets by using our deal finder. We strongly recommend booking in advance to ensure yourself the best possible prices and availability on the Calais Dover ferry.

With 41 sailings 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.


Calais to Dover Pets

For your pets, P&0 Ferries offer a pet lounge on their ships but pets must be kept in the car on ships operated by DFDs Seaways and Irish Ferries.

Priority boarding is also offered during checkout so you can get boarded early, beat the queues and get comfortable for the trip

Save up 50% on high street prices from your favorite brands with Duty Free on ships operating the Calais Dover route. Facilities found on ships operating this route include foreign currency exchange and a selection of bars, restaurants and coffee shops to enjoy during the trip.

Calais to Dover Ferry Alternatives

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Calais - Dover Route summary
Departure Country France
Destination Country UK
No. of Operators 3
Operators DFDS Seaways, Irish Ferries & P&O Ferries
Average Price £168*
Average Daily Sailings 32
Average Weekly Sailings 221
Average Sailing Duration 1h 30m
First Ferry 00:05
Last Ferry 22:45
Distance 32 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Calais to Dover?

    The ferry crossing time from Calais to Dover is approximately 1h 30m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.
  • How much is the ferry from Calais to Dover?

    Calais to Dover ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Calais to Dover is £142.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Calais to Dover?

    There are 3 popular ferry operators for Calais to Dover. These are
    • P&O Ferries
    • DFDS Seaways
    • Irish Ferries
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Calais to Dover?

    Book ferries from Calais to Dover through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Calais to Dover?

    Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Calais to Dover with
    • P&O Ferries
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Calais to Dover?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Calais to Dover with
    • P&O Ferries
    • DFDS Seaways
    • Irish Ferries
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Calais to Dover?

    Yes, pets are permitted onboard the ferry. You may need a pet passport. Please read the ferry operators pet guidelines. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
    • P&O Ferries
    • DFDS Seaways
    • Irish Ferries
  • How far is Dover from Calais?

    The distance between Calais to Dover is approximately 32 nautical Miles.

Calais Dover Ferry reviews

  • "VERY IMPRESSED "

    At first I was very sceptical about using Direct ferries,but my experience has been very good. I would recommend them and hopefully,I'll use them again.

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  • "Vive La France"

    Excellent experience despite being diverted to Dunkerque from Calais due to industrial action. No big deal and all the staff were very helpful and welcoming even at passport control! Happy to to take this route again and certainly use DFDS to get to France which will be a regular occurrence moving forward.

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  • "Perfect"

    Pay the extra and travel DFDS, way better than P&O. If you can travel on a Monday for a quiet boat with barely any children on board. Food was good and facilities were clean

    'C Class' travelled on C Class

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  • "All good!"

    Loading was efficient, cast off on time, every area of the ship was super clean, nice coffee and fresh sandwiches. 

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Calais Dover Guide

Calais Port 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 Port 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.


Calais to Dover Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 04/12/2023 and 10/12/2023


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Irish Ferries 00:05 01:35 1 hour 30 minutes Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
DFDS Seaways 00:05 01:35 1 hour 30 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
P&O Ferries 01:25 03:15 1 hour 50 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 01:35 03:05 1 hour 30 minutes Mon, Sun
DFDS Seaways 03:05 04:35 1 hour 30 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Irish Ferries 03:15 04:45 1 hour 30 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Irish Ferries 04:50 06:20 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
P&O Ferries 05:20 06:55 1 hour 35 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
DFDS Seaways 06:05 07:35 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 06:20 07:50 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
P&O Ferries 06:40 08:25 1 hour 45 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
DFDS Seaways 07:35 09:05 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 08:05 09:35 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
P&O Ferries 08:20 10:05 1 hour 45 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
DFDS Seaways 09:05 10:35 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 09:40 11:10 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
P&O Ferries 10:30 12:05 1 hour 35 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 11:15 12:45 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
DFDS Seaways 11:20 12:50 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
P&O Ferries 12:00 13:45 1 hour 45 minutes Everyday
DFDS Seaways 12:50 14:20 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 12:55 14:25 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
P&O Ferries 13:40 15:25 1 hour 45 minutes Everyday
DFDS Seaways 14:20 15:50 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 14:30 16:00 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
P&O Ferries 15:50 17:25 1 hour 35 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 16:10 17:40 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
DFDS Seaways 16:35 18:05 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
P&O Ferries 17:20 19:05 1 hour 45 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 17:50 19:20 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
DFDS Seaways 18:05 19:35 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
P&O Ferries 19:00 20:45 1 hour 45 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 19:25 20:55 1 hour 30 minutes Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun
DFDS Seaways 19:35 21:05 1 hour 30 minutes Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Irish Ferries 20:55 22:25 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
P&O Ferries 21:05 22:40 1 hour 35 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 22:30 00:00 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
DFDS Seaways 22:35 00:05 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
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