Calais to Dover Ferry


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  • 13 crossings daily
    1 hr 30 min
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  • 23 crossings daily
    1 hr 30 min
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The Calais to Dover route connects Calais in northern France to Dover in Kent on the south coast of England. The ferry route is operated by P&O Ferries and DFDS. It is the shortest and quickest ferry route to England from France. There are up to 15 crossings per day with DFDS and up to 24 crossings per day with P&O Ferries. The crossing time is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. The distance from Calais to Dover is about 26 miles (41.8 km). This route accepts all vehicle types and P&O Ferries also accept foot passengers. Pets can also be booked on this route.

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Getting the best price for your Calais to Dover ferry

With AFerry we always give you our best prices for ferries from Calais to Dover. No matter which page you book from we always include all our special offers. And there is no need to look for a discount code. If we have an offer available, your ferry price will include the reduction or offer. There's no need to look at other websites.

If you're not sure if the Calais to Dover route is right for you or you can't decide between ferry companies, if there is more than one, you might also find it useful to read any reviews we have available. We ask all our customers to send us reviews for Calais to Dover ferries. Remember though, that the earlier you book, the cheaper prices normally are. So don't spend too long deciding! Calais to Dover is a popular route, so we advise you to book as soon as possible.

About Calais

Tax is lower on cigarettes and alcohol in Calais, which means mean English tourists flock there for the 'booze cruises'. There are large warehouses around the town in which you can take advantage of these cheap prices, most famously Eurocity.

About Dover

Dover is the most popular port in England, and the gateway to France for many British tourists. Dover faces the narrowest part of the channel, and on a clear day you can see France from the ferry port. You can book ferries from Dover to Calais or Dunkirk with AFerry. With so many reasons to travel by ferry it is no surprise that Dover ferry routes are some of the most popular ways of travelling to or from the UK.

As the shortest channel crossing between England and France, Dover has been a popular port for people who wish to explore mainland Europe. The iconic chalk cliffs have become known as the White cliffs of Dover, and can be seen for miles across the channel. Dover prides itself in its transport services and tourism, and has 3 museums; the main Dover Museum, the Dover Transport Museum and the Roman Painted House.

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  • 18 Sep 2019
    P and O
    • Good quick crossing in moderate conditions

      Review by Anon

  • 18 Sep 2019
    Fantastic journey
    • Memorable journey to complete a family dream

      Review by MARION WHITEHEAD

  • 11 Sep 2019
    Very efficient service
    • All the staff onboard and involved in the check-in process are friendly and helpful. The interior felt a little shabby and needs some upgrading. Otherwise, this is a very efficient way to move between the UK and Europe.


  • 09 Sep 2019
    Travel with pets
    • Missed our boat travel time due to complications over pet travel. After approximately 5 hours of negotiations with passport control DFDS put us on the next available boat at no extra cost. Thumbs up for you. Regards Stuart Shepherd

      Review by STUART SHEPHERD

  • 07 Sep 2019
    • We travelled on early morning of a very busy weekend, and considering everything went on smooth and straight forward. On board Ferry staff did surprise us with a birthday card and a slice of birthday cake for my son - Thank you all.

      Review by Adelina

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Calais to Dover Popular Questions

Want to know more about your journey from Calais to Dover? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the ferry from Calais to Dover take?

The average journey time by ferry between Calais to Dover is 1 hrs 30 min. The journey time may vary, so use our booking engine on this page to search for a specific travel date.

How fast does the ferry from Calais to Dover travel?

The fastest journey time by ferry from Calais to Dover is 1 hrs 30 min, with DFDS Seaways.

How much does the ferry from Calais to Dover cost?

The cheapest ferry ticket price from Calais to Dover found by AFerry customers recently is £50, travelling with P&O Ferries on Tuesday, 24 September 2019. Prices also vary depending on the date and time of travel.

What time does the first ferry from Calais to Dover leave?

The first ferry from Calais to Dover leaves at 00:30 with P&O Ferries. Times may vary depending on the time of year.

What time does the last ferry from Calais to Dover leave?

The last ferry from Calais to Dover leaves at 23:35 with P&O Ferries. Times may vary depending on the time of year.

Which ferry companies operate between Calais to Dover?

Ferries travelling from Calais to Dover are operated by DFDS Seaways and P&O Ferries.

Looking for more information?

If you're looking for the return journey, check out Dover to Calais.