Dover Ferry

Dover ferry port in England is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Calais & Dunkirk available. With a selection of up to 57 Sailings Daily, the port of Dover connects England with France.

Sailing durations range from 1 hour 30 minutes on the Calais service to 2 hours on the Dunkirk service.

Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Dover fare search.


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Dover Ferry Alternatives

Dover Ferry Services

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Dover Guide

The busiest ferry port in Europe, Dover is one of the major ports when it comes to providing ferries between the UK and France, and has over 16 million passengers a year travelling passing through its doors. Indeed, offering 2 different routes to France, operated by 2 different ferry companies, there are up to 50 ferries a day to choose from when booking your ferry to Dover.

Dover Ferry Times

With over 50 ferries a day being run by some of the world’s leading ferry companies, there is no lack of variety of choice when taking the ferry to Dover. With up to 38 ferries a day running on the Dover to Calais route, and 12 daily on the Dover to Dunkirk route, there is not one exact timetable, especially as ferry times can change at any minute. However, here at Direct Ferries, we will always give you the most accurate information, to ensure that you get the best ferry for you.

How long does the Ferry to Dover take?

The ferries to Dover provide quick and easy access from the coast of France, with sail times ranging between 90 minutes for the Dover Calais ferry, and 2 hours for the Dover Dunkirk ferry. However, be sure to bear in mind the fact that ferry crossing times can be affected by any number of factors, such as weather conditions at the time of sail, so how long the ferry takes may be affected.

Dover Ferry Tickets

Prices for the ferry to Dover can range due to a number of reasons, from seasonal hikes, to what route you are taking, with which operator, and many other such factors, so there is not one specific ferry fare to give. Instead, we recommend checking out our helpful fare finder tool, to find the best ferry at the best price for you, and be sure to sign up to our email newsletter, to be the first to hear about our latest deals and offers.

Dover Port Facilities

At Dover port, you will find plenty of amenities, from a café and a fast food restaurant, to a newsagents, a games room, plenty of toilets, free Wi-Fi, and disabled access to the entirety of the port. There is also short and long term parking available outside of the port, as well coach and bus access available for transportation.

How To Get To Dover Ferry Port

  • Dover Ferry Port by Car

    Dover is approximately 70 miles from South London. From the M2, follow the A2 direct into Dover, or from the M20, follow the A20 again into Dover. Both the Eastern & Western Docks Ferry Terminals are clearly signed.

  • Dover Ferry Port by Train

    Dover's Ferry Terminal is situated to the east of the town at the Eastern Docks. Dover Port can be easily reached by foot, bus or taxi from Dover Priory Station. Services operate from London Victoria or London Charing Cross to Dover Priory Station. Approximate journey time is 1 hour 45 minutes. For more information and booking, please visit our trains to Dover Priory page.

  • Dover Ferry Port by Coach

    There is a frequent National express coach service from London Victoria coach station. Approximate Journey time is 2 hours 30 minutes. Other buses arrive at the main bus station in Dover town centre.

  • Dover Ferry Port Parking

    Short and long-stay parking is provided to all passengers at the main multi-storey car park at the entrance to the Ferry Terminal

  • Dover Ferry Port Address

    Eastern Docks, Dover, Kent, CT16 1JA

  • Dover Accommodation

    If you’re looking to spend a night at or near Dover Ferry port before or after your trip or if you are looking for accommodation for your entire stay, please visit our Dover Accommodation page for the best accommodation prices and one of the largest selections available online!