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  • 22 crossings daily
    1 hr 30 min
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  • 14 crossings daily
    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


Dover

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

Calais

Car Ferry Terminal, 62100 Calais, France

Reviews

  • 02 Mar 2020
    As normal
    • prices are a not as good as off board for a cup of coffee.

      Review by Anon

  • 01 Mar 2020
    Windy Crossing to Calais !!
    • On arrival at Dover ,we realised that it was more windy than we had experienced on the drive down!!!! We checked in ,and learned there was a delay to all sailings ! But we ended up on an earlier crossing , also delayed!!! Once aboard ,armed with sick bags we settled down and awaited departure!!! We refused to let our granddaughters go out on deck,for obvious reasons,but watched while other parents took their own youngsters out there!!!! A slightly choppy crossing took us across the shortest route to la belle France ,and with no time at all ,the girls were home ,looking forward to seeing their parents !!!! Cheap and easy crossing makes life easy for grandparents! Thank you!! Would love more choice of food !! Sandwiches for example!!! Bagels with smoked salmon not a favourite at all!!!

      Review by LIN GRIFFITHS

  • 26 Feb 2020
    Dover to Calais
    • Very good service. Very easy checkin process. Boat was very clean

      Review by NATHALIE RICHARD

  • 22 Feb 2020
    DFDS nails it
    • DFDS provides an excellent reliable service

      Review by Anon

  • 16 Feb 2020
    Excellent crossing post storm Ciara.
    • Excellent crossing post storm Ciara. We took advantage of the sunny view from the lovely restaurant. Great eggs benedict and the service was great. We usually use the tunnel which although quicker, is not as pleasurable.

      Review by DEIRDRE MULCAHY

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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 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 Dover to Calais travel?

The fastest journey time by ferry from Dover to Calais is 1 hrs 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 Wednesday, 29 April 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.