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Ferry from Calais to Dover

There are usually 36 daily and 247 weekly sailings between Calais and Dover. 3 operators sail this route DFDS Seaways, Irish Ferries & P&O Ferries and runs throughout the year. Calais Dover ferries cost between £92 and £256, depending on ticket details. Prices exclude any service fees. Ferry timetables change seasonally use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and availability for Calais Dover ferries.

Calais Dover Ferry Times

The earliest Calais Dover ferry sailings typically depart Calais at around 00:05. The last ferry usually departs at 22:45.

How long is the ferry from Calais to Dover?

Calais Dover Ferry sail durations on this ferry route can take around 1h 32m. The fastest sailings are approximately 1h 30m. Sailing times can vary, durations often differ between ferry operators and can be impacted by weather conditions.

Calais Dover Ferry Operator Schedules

There are an average of 36 daily sailings and up to 247 weekly ferry sailings from Calais to Dover. These sailings are provided by DFDS Seaways, Irish Ferries & P&O Ferries. Please keep in mind that ferry timetables often increase during the high season.

Calais Dover Ferry Prices

Calais Dover ferry prices typically range between £92* and £256*. The average price is typically £178*. The cheapest Calais Dover ferry prices start from £21*. The average price for a foot passenger is £84*. The average price for a car is £169*.

Pricing will vary depending on number of passengers, vehicle type, route and sailing times. Prices exclude service fees.

How far is it from Calais to Dover?

The distance between Calais to Dover is approximately 37.8 miles (60.8km) or 32.8 nautical miles.

Can I travel by car on the Calais Dover ferry?

Yes, DFDS Seaways, Irish Ferries, P&O Ferries allow cars on board ferries between Calais and Dover. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Calais and Dover.

Can I travel as a foot passenger from Calais to Dover?

Yes, foot passengers can travel with P&O Ferries between Calais and Dover.

Can I take my pet on the ferry from Calais to Dover?

Pets are allowed on ferries travelling from Calais to Dover with DFDS Seaways, Irish Ferries, P&O Ferries. Please also note that your pet may have to stay in the vehicle during the journey unless the ferry operator supplies pet accommodation.

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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 £178*
Average Daily Sailings 36
Average Weekly Sailings 247
Average Sailing Duration 1h 32m
Fastest 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 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Calais to Dover?

The ferry crossing time from Calais to Dover is approximately 1h 31m. 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 £179. Price exclusive of booking fees.

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 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
  • 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
  • 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

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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 Guide

Renowned as the gateway to Europe, Calais is a coastal gem full of charm and history. A must-visit is Calais Lace Museum, an ode to the city's rich lace-making heritage. For those seeking natural beauty, Cap Blanc Nez cliffs offer breathtaking views. This city's festive spirit shines bright during November and December with Christmas markets popping up throughout the city, filling the air with the scent of mulled wine and roasted chestnuts. Calais ferry port is a major hub for ferry travel with routes to Dover making it a perfect gateway to the UK. The city centre is just a short bus ride away from the ferry port, with frequent services available. For those looking to explore further afield, Calais Ville train station offers connections to major French cities like Paris, making it easy to plan a European adventure.

Dover Guide

Cast off on the glistening waters of the English Channel to the gateway of England, Dover ferry port. With its iconic White Cliffs, Dover offers a stunning natural spectacle. Its rich history is reflected in attractions like the magnificent Dover Castle, a medieval fortress and the bustling Dover Museum. From Dover ferry port, you can easily venture to the vibrant city of London or explore the beautiful Kent countryside. The ferry port is well connected to other parts of England by road and rail. The city centre is merely a short bus ride away, and the Dover Priory train station offers regular services to London and other major cities. If you're visiting around Christmas, don't miss the delightful Christmas markets in nearby Canterbury!


Calais to Dover Ferry Timetables

Ferry Timetables between 27/05/2024 and 02/06/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Irish Ferries 00:05 01:35 1 hour 30 minutes Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
P&O Ferries 01:25 03:05 1 hour 40 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 01:35 03:05 1 hour 30 minutes Mon, Sun
DFDS Seaways 02:30 04:00 1 hour 30 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
P&O Ferries 02:30 04:05 1 hour 35 minutes Mon
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 Mon, 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 09:55 1 hour 35 minutes 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 15:15 1 hour 35 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 20:35 1 hour 35 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 19:25 20:55 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
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 Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat, Sun
Irish Ferries 22:30 00:00 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
DFDS Seaways 23:00 00:30 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
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