Ferry to Calais
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Book a ferry to Calais with AFerry. Ferries to Calais, in France, are available from England. You can take a ferry to Calais from Dover and Folkestone.
Calais ferry routes
DFDS sail up to 15 crossings per day with a sailing duration of 1 hour 30 minutes. P&O Ferries sail up to 24 crossings per daywith a sailing duration of 1 hour 30 minutes.
When you search for Calais ferries with AFerry, we also compare ferries to Dunkirk and Eurotunnel trains so you get the whole picture. We also automatically give you access to the latest offers and deals whenever you search. There is no need to enter a special offer code.
Calais is one of our most popular ports, to get your desired sailing we always suggest booking early.
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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.
Calais ferry port is located across the Channel from Dover on the coast of northern France, it is situated on the most frequented shipping lanes in the world and is the closest French town to the United Kingdom. Calais ferry port is conveniently situated to allow easy access to the port itself but also to shops and restaurants in the surrounding area by being directly linked to the French motorway system. Ferries from Calais ferry port can be booked easily through AFerry.
Calais Ferry Companies
Ferries to and from Calais are operated by DFDS, EuroTunnel and P&O Ferries. Because 3 ferry companies operate in and out of Calais, comparing can be very useful to help you find the best price at the best time for you. When you search for a ferry to Calais, we will always show a range of times just in case it's cheaper earlier or later than the time you select. We'll also show you results for similar ports like Dunkirk to help you find the best times and prices to suit your plans.
Calais ferries with DFDS, EuroTunnel and P&O Ferries are known for their comfort and high levels of service, and you will feel like your holiday has begun the moment you step on board. Travelling to Calais will be easy and hassle free. Start by making your booking today, it's quick and easy.
On board with DFDS
You will find all DFDS Seaways ferries offer the highest standards of comfort and all the on board facilities you could possibly dream of. You can choose from several different cabin types to suit your needs or choose a luxury one if you want to treat yourself. On board you will also find up to seven different restaurants offering top class cuisine as well as a number of bars and lounges. If you are travelling with children, you will find different forms of entertainment, treasure hunts and other activities to keep the little ones busy and entertained.
On board with P&O Ferries
P&O Ferries currently has a fleet of 20 modern ships and take a lot of pride in offering a full range of services and features on board to ensure that you always have a relaxing and stress-free journey.
On board most P&O Ferries, you will find a buffet restaurant and a fine dining experience. In addition, there are shops, and for the little nippers, the Kid's club, to keep them entertained during the journey.
For the ultimate in relaxation, there's also the Club Lounge. Here, in this peaceful lounge with stunning sea-views, you'll be able to enjoy a free glass of champagne or soft drink, served at your table. There's also a special Club Lounge menu for light snacks and drinks and complimentary newspapers.
P&O Ferries operates conventional ferries where, if the weather's nice, you can sit outside with a variety of seats. It's the perfect place to enjoy the summer sun as you hop over to your destination.
P&O Ferries also offer a wide range of cabins, from simple interior rooms, to exclusive suites with breath-taking ocean views. You can book cabins on their overnight sailings and even some day-time sailings. As you reach the end of your booking, you'll be presented with the option to book a cabin. Here we list all the available cabin types, their facilities and for each cabin, you'll also find a photo so you'll know exactly what you're booking.
You'll also find the option to book priority boarding so you don't have to wait around getting on or off the ferry.
On the Eurotunnel
passengers remain with their vehicle for the duration of the short 35 minute crossing. You are free to relax in your vehicle or get out and stretch your legs. Visual display screens on board provide information about the journey and staff are on-hand throughout the journey as well as when you arrive and leave to help and answer any questions.
Onboard Accommodation & Extras
Premium Lounge - DFDS
Relax in a little extra style
Premium Lounge benefits for the Calais-Dover route:
- Glass of authentic Italian Prosecco
- Pastries, macaroons, petit-fours & sweet treats
- Fresh fruit
- Hot and cold drinks, including tea, coffee, hot chocolate, fruit juice and soft drinks
- Electric socket points (continental plugs only)
- Open 24 hours
- Now available for all ages!
Waiter service & selected meals are available also on the Dunkirk route only & from 10.00 until 20.00.
Club Seat in the Club Lounge - P&O Ferries
Treat yourself to an extra touch of luxury
Club Lounge benefits for the Calais-Dover route:
- Comfortable seating in a spacious and exclusive quiet lounge
- Complimentary glass of champagne
- Complimentary tea, coffee and soft drinks
- At seat service offering exclusive Club menu
- Daily newspapers available
- Power points for charging laptops and mobile phones
- Personal Shopper service
Pre-book from just £12 or 14 Euros per person.
Priority Vehicle Loading - DFDS
In a hurry?
With Priority Loading, you'll be one of the first set of passenger vehicles to board and disembark the ferry.
You will have more time to relax on board and then time to drive to your destination with less traffic. There are only 20 slots available per crossing.
You will check in as usual but you'll be instructed to use special priority boarding lanes.
Please Note: Priority Loading is only available for vehicles less than 2.4 metres high.
Priority Vehicle Loading - P&O Ferries
Want to skip the queues?
The Priority Vehicle Loading (Priorité) service allows you to board and depart first, giving you a head start on arrival, for just £12 or 14 Euros per car (each way).
This service is not available if you are travelling with pets.
Please Note: If you are travelling in one vehicle, you only need to book one place.
Calais Port Facilities
Free car parking facilities are available in front of the Calais ferry terminal the maximum stay is of three days.
Getting to Calais
Calais Ferry Port is directly connected to the European motorway network via two motorways, the A26/E15, which provides access to the heart of France including Paris and beyond, and the A16/E40, which is a gateway to Benelux and the northern European motorway systems. The A16/E402 directs you to western France.
On leaving the Calais Ferry Port you'll find the Calais Ville train station in the centre of town which provides a regular service to Paris Gare du Nord as well as other major towns and cities in the area.
From Calais ferry port, a 30 minute walk will take you to the centre of Calais. Taxi services are available to foot passengers and can be booked at the terminal.
Calais Eurotunnel Terminal
The Calais Terminal is just outside Calais, at Calais-Coquelles, well signposted from the motorway as "Tunnel La Manche". Take junction 42 off the A16 motorway and the slip road takes you straight to the check-in booths.
Accommodation in Calais
If want to stay a little longer in or around Calais, visit our accommodation page for the best prices and one of the largest selections of hotels / B&Bs available online!
Eurotunnel, 62231 Coquelles, France
Car Ferry Terminal, 62100 Calais, France
Car Ferry Terminal, 62100 Calais, France
31 Jul 2019Almost perfect
The only issue that let our experience down was the maintenance work near the Club Lounge. It was far too noisy for a relaxing trip unfortunately.
Review by JUDIT L-C
31 Jul 2019Good experience
Overall was ok, what we expected from this type of transportation. I'll use it again.
Review by CRISTIAN TIRON
31 Jul 2019Enjoyable journey
Breakfast was a bit expensive for the quantity but overall was a very nice and smooth journey both ways.
Review by PAULO SEZULFE
30 Jul 2019Driving to France
The crossing was calm and did not appear to be very busy. . We were able to have a good lunch and rest before our arrival in France. A pleasant experience.
Review by Anon
30 Jul 2019The best
Review by Anon