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Dover to Calais Ferry Alternatives

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Dover - Calais Ferry Operators

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Dover Calais Ferry reviews

  • "Very good service"

    A very punctual and a good ferry

    'Pride of Burgundy' travelled on Pride of Burgundy

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  • "Premium lounge only way to go "

    Perfect trip no delays got onto an earlier ferry on our return and a perfect service in the premium lounge, very good value

    'C Class' travelled on C Class

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  • "Cheap and Reliable"

    My first time ever using a ferry and DFDS were great. Ship arrived on-time and promptly allowed us to disembark when docked. Facilities on board were good. I didn't use the catering facilities but there was a restaurant and a snack bar on board. Lounges were excellent and toilets were well kept. Biggest selling point for me was the low price, great value for money. Would definitely sail DFDS again.

    'C Class' travelled on C Class

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  • "Thank "

    Excellent customer service

    'Spirit of Britain' travelled on Spirit of Britain

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Dover to Calais Ferry

The Dover Calais ferry route connects England with France and is currently operated by two ferry companies: P&O Ferries and DFDS Seaways. The DFDS service runs up to 9 times per day with a sailing duration of around 1 hr 30 min while the P&O Ferries service runs up to 10 times per day with a sailing time of 1 hr 30 min.

How to book ferry tickets from Dover to Calais

With 19 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: Dover to Dunkirk and Folkestone to Calais. Use our price finder to compare prices, times and routes.

Dover Travel Guide

The English town and port of Dover is in the county of Kent in the south east of England. The town lies on the English Channel coast at its narrowest point between England and France. This narrow stretch of the English Channel is called the Strait of Dover.

In and around the town there are many things for visitors to see and do. In memory of the spot where Bleriot landed following the first cross channel flight in 1909, the Bleriot Memorial is an outline of the aircraft flown set into the ground. Also, and overlooking the town, is Dover Castle which is the largest castle in England. It was founded in the 12th century and has been described as the "Key to England" due to its defensive significance throughout its history.

The Port of Dover is the world's busiest passenger port, with 16 million travellers, 2.1 million lorries, 2.8 million cars and motorcycles and 86,000 coaches passing through it each year. It is the main port of departure for travellers from the UK to France and beyond into mainland Europe. Services are operated by P&O Ferries and DFDS Seaways to Calais.

Calais Travel Guide

The French city of Calais is located in the Nord-Pas de Calais department of north west France and is the closest port in France to England. The Strait of Dover, which lies across the English Channel on the UK mainland, is around 32 km from Calais and on a clear day the famous White Cliffs of Dover can be seen from Calais as can the Calais coast from the cliffs. Calais has been an important maritime hub for commerce and tourism between France and England for many years and the town itself is divided into two parts.

The old town, Calais-Nord, is located on a manmade island that is surrounded by canals and harbours. The modern town, St-Pierre, is located to the south of the old town. The city is moving away from just being home to the busy port and is becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination. It has a long and rich cultural heritage, several museums and a lively nightlife. A popular attraction in the city are its Belfries which are siege towers that were built to protect the city from marauders and are today declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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