Dover to Calais Ferry


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  • 36 crossings daily
    30 min
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    1 hr 30 min

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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.

White cliffs of Dover
White cliffs of Dover
Dover Castle
Dover Castle

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.

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.

Sunset over the port of Calais
Sunset over the port of Calais
From Calais, travel to all of France and Europe beyond
From Calais, travel to all of France and Europe beyond

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.

Dover/Calais port addresses


Eastern Docks, Dover, Kent, CT16 1JA, United Kingdom


Car Ferry Terminal, 62100 Calais, France


  • 03 Dec 2019
    why a delay
    • arrival was delayed for 30 minutes because our berth was not available.When we got into the port there was only 1 other ferry in the port,why couldn't we disembark at one of the others?

      Review by ROBIN BRANDON

  • 02 Dec 2019
    Good trip
    • Boat was spotlessly clean. Easy to park a d very pleasant staff. Left and arrived on time

      Review by DEBORAH MANN-TEAR

  • 29 Nov 2019
    Simply the Best
    • Trip was perfect in every way.

      Review by Paul

  • 26 Nov 2019
    Great journey
    • Was booked on the 12.25pm ferry . Decided to turn up early and asked if we would like to go on the 10.25am instead said yes. And wham bam thankyou mam. Was in France before we knew it . Thankyou all at DFDS and a ferry

      Review by Anon

  • 22 Nov 2019
    Best journeys to france
    • I enjoyed travelling with dfds.

      Review by LUFULWABO BAFWA

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Dover to Calais Popular Questions

Want to know more about your journey from Dover to Calais? 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 Dover to Calais take?

The average journey time by ferry between Dover to Calais is 1 hrs 29 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 Dover to Calais travel?

The fastest journey time by ferry from Dover to Calais is 30 min, with P&O Ferries.

How much does the ferry from Dover to Calais cost?

The cheapest ferry ticket price from Dover to Calais found by AFerry customers recently is £42, travelling with DFDS Seaways on Monday, 13 January 2020. Prices also vary depending on the date and time of travel.

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

The first ferry from Dover to Calais leaves at 00:45 with P&O Ferries. Times may vary depending on the time of year.

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

The last ferry from Dover to Calais leaves at 23:50 with P&O Ferries. Times may vary depending on the time of year.

Which ferry companies operate between Dover to Calais?

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

Looking for more information?

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