Dover to Calais Ferry
The Dover to Calais ferry route connects England with France and is currently operated by three ferry companies: P&O Ferries, DFDS Seaways and Irish Ferries. The ferry crossing from Dover to Calais is approximately 90 minutes. The DFDS service runs up to 10 sailings per day, P&O Ferries runs up to 11 sailings per day and Irish Ferries runs up to 4 sailings per day.
Dover Calais is the fastest ferry crossing from England to France with a distance of approximately 30 miles between the Dover port and Calais port. The close proximity makes Dover to Calais a great day trip ferry route for people to visit France.
Foot passengers across the country can take a direct train from London to Dover, with the fastest journey via the southeastern high speed train in just over 1 hour. In Calais, regular trains travel from Calais Ville to popular French destinations such as Lille, or the capital city, Paris, for a longer stay. Calais is situated north west of France close to Normandy and very close to the border with Belgium. Brussels is just a few hours drive from Calais for those who want to cross the border and visit one of Europe's most influential capital cities.
Foot passengers and Cars on Ferries
P&O customers can travel as a foot passenger from Dover to Calais between 9am and 7pm on some sailings. Irish Ferries and DFDS do not currently permit foot passengers to travel on their ships. Traveling with a vehicle is permitted on all ferry companies that service this route.
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How to book ferry tickets from Dover to Calais
With 25 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: Dover to Dunkirk
and Folkestone to Calais
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