Dover to Calais Ferry

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    1 hr 30 min
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Dover to Calais is the quickest and most frequent ferry crossing from England to France. You can reach France in just 90 minutes, and you have 38 daily crossings to choose from. You can travel from Dover to Calais with DFDS or P&O Ferries, and with AFerry, you can compare both companies by price, sailing time, and even review score to help you make the right choice for your trip.

Dover Calais ferries are popular because there are sailings at all hours of the day, making it a convenient crossing whatever your plans are either side of the channel. Of course, the fact that it's one of the cheaper ways to travel to France also makes it an appealing route for many people.

Similar alternatives include ferries from Dover to Dunkirk, and the Eurotunnel service with trains from Folkestone to Calais via the channel tunnel. We'll also include these routes in our search results to help you get the whole picture and make an informed decision.

See below for timetable information, or alternatively use our Ferry Search above to find live route information and the latest prices.

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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


Dover

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

Calais

Car Ferry Terminal, 62100 Calais, France

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Reviews

  • 13 Jul 2019
    trip to france
    • enjoyed it nice and chilled we didn't use the onboard catering so could only give it 1 star as no other option

      Review by JOHN HORN

  • 13 Jul 2019
    Journey Mercy
    • The round trip was fantastic and we are all happy

      Review by JOHN ILE

  • 13 Jul 2019
    Great support for handicapped
    • My wife uses a wheelchair following a stroke. The personnel either at the ticket office or on board where very helpful and gave good support when boarding and alighting. Although we are living near Portsmouth (Gosport) and travelling to Dover and return extend our journey by about 300 miles, the difference in cost between this crossing (£122 return)and the Brittany one (£359 return) in Portsmouth was sufficient to make it worthwhile.

      Review by Jean-Paul

  • 13 Jul 2019
    Journey
    • We are happy journey

      Review by SAKILA THAYAPARAN

  • 12 Jul 2019
    Good trip
    • Trip went went very well.

      Review by Anon