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Ferry from Calais to Dover

Depending on the season their are usually 36 daily and 247 weekly sailings between Calais and Dover. 3 ferry operators sail between Calais to Dover, these include DFDS Seaways, Irish Ferries & P&O Ferries. Calais Dover Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get the latest pricing and availability for your ferry trip.

Calais to Dover Ferry Times

The earliest ferry from Calais to Dover typically departs Calais at about 00:05. The average sailing time of a Calais Dover ferry is approximately 1h 32m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 1h 30m.

Calais Dover Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Calais Dover ferries typically range between €92* and €256*. The average price is around €178*. The cheapest ferry prices from Calais to Dover start from €21*. The average price for a foot passenger is €84*. The average price for a car ferry is €169*.

Pricing will vary by season and depend on the number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time.

What is the distance between Calais and Dover?

The distance between Calais to Dover is approximately 37.8 miles (60.8km), or 32.8 nautical miles.

Is there a Calais Dover car ferry?

Yes, DFDS Seaways, Irish Ferries, P&O Ferries offer a car ferry from Calais to Dover. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing for car ferries between Calais and Dover.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Calais Dover ferry?

Yes, foot passengers can travel on ferries from Calais to Dover with P&O Ferries.

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Calais - Dover Route summary
Departure Country France
Destination Country UK
No. of Operators 3
Operators DFDS Seaways, Irish Ferries & P&O Ferries
Average Price 226 €*
Average Daily Sailings 36
Average Weekly Sailings 247
Average Sailing Duration 1h 32m
Fastest Sailing Duration 1h 30m
First Ferry 00:05
Last Ferry 22:45
Distance 32 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2024-04-02.

Most popular questions

How long is the ferry from Calais to Dover?

The approximate duration for ferries from Calais to Dover is 1h 31m. Durations can vary by operator and season.

How much is the ferry from Calais to Dover?

Calais to Dover is approximately 209 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Calais to Dover?

3 popular ferry companies travel from Calais to Dover. These ferry companies are
  • P&O Ferries
  • DFDS Seaways
  • Irish Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Calais to Dover?

Book Calais to Dover tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.

Can you take your car on the ferry from Calais to Dover?

Yes, you can travel with a car from Calais to Dover with the following operators
  • P&O Ferries
  • Irish Ferries

Can you bring pets on the ferry from Calais to Dover?

Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their pets onboard the ferry. Please ensure you read all the information around pet travel from the operator you decide to travel with. The following operators currently allow pets on their ferries
  • P&O Ferries
  • Irish Ferries

How far is Dover from Calais?

Calais to Dover is approximately 32 nautical miles distance apart.

Calais Dover Ferry reviews

  • "All good apart from the parking"

    We were asked to park at the very back Of the ship from pekbroke to roslare which was looking fairly unprofessional, we was to close to the trailers at very back which did not allow to pass between the cars we needed to go under the trailers, I have photos to follow  

    'Isle Of Innisfree' travelled on Isle Of Innisfree

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  • "Miła podróż. "

    Krótka podróż w miłej atmosferze. Statek czysty i punktualny

    'Spirit of France' travelled on Spirit of France

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  • "Holiday"

    Nice trip

    'C Class' travelled on C Class

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  • "Lovely staff. "

    From the ferry port where I took a wrong turn to disembarking in Calais, the staff were so friendly and helpful. The ship is nice, toilets a bit on the smelly side, but it's a short journey so we didn't mind. A great service and would certainly travel with the company again.

    'Spirit of France' travelled on Spirit of France

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Calais Guide

The French town and major sea port of Calais is located in northern France and lies on the English Channel coast, around 21 miles across the English Channel from the English Port of Dover. On a clear day it is possible to see the White Cliffs of Dover, across the Strait of Dover. Calais' old town, known as Calais-Nord, is surrounded by canals and harbours and lies on an artificial island. The more modern part of Calais, known as St-Pierre, is located to the south of the old town.

Visitors to the town can take in the Tour du Guet which is situated in the Place d'Armes in the old town. Built in the 13th century, the structure was originally a water tower which was subsequently used as a lighthouse until 1848.

The port of Calais is well known to many visitors from the UK and is the 4th largest port in France, by passenger numbers. It is the main gateway into France for many UK visitors and is less than 3 hours by car from Paris, Brussels and London and is connected to several motorways. On average a ship departs from Calais every 30 minutes, with around 50 departures to Dover each day, with a crossing time of about 75 minutes.


Dover Guide

The town and port of Dover is located on the south east coast of England, in the county of Kent. The major ferry port lies on the English Channel coast, at its narrowest point between England and France. Dover is the world's busiest passenger port with roughly 16 million travellers, 2 million lorries, nearly 3 million cars and motorcycles and 86,000 coaches passing through it each year. Providing an iconic backdrop to the town are its white chalk cliffs and are an impressive sight when entering the port by ferry.

A popular tourist attraction in the town is the 12th century Dover Castle which stands guard over the town. The medieval castle has been described as the "Key to England" because of its defensive importance over the centuries, and is also England's largest castle. Today, the castle is a designated Scheduled Monument which means that it is a nationally important historic building and archaeological site that is protected against unauthorised change. It is also a Grade I listed building and an internationally recognised important structure. The castle, its secret tunnels and surrounding land are all now owned by English Heritage.


Calais to Dover Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 10/06/2024 and 16/06/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Irish Ferries 00:05 01:35 1 hour 30 minutes Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
P&O Ferries 01:25 03:05 1 hour 40 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 01:35 03:05 1 hour 30 minutes Mon, Sun
DFDS Seaways 02:30 04:00 1 hour 30 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Irish Ferries 03:15 04:45 1 hour 30 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Irish Ferries 04:50 06:20 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
P&O Ferries 05:20 06:55 1 hour 35 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
DFDS Seaways 06:05 07:35 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 06:20 07:50 1 hour 30 minutes Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
P&O Ferries 06:40 08:25 1 hour 45 minutes Everyday
DFDS Seaways 07:35 09:05 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 08:05 09:35 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
P&O Ferries 08:20 09:55 1 hour 35 minutes Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun
DFDS Seaways 09:05 10:35 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 09:40 11:10 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
P&O Ferries 10:30 12:05 1 hour 35 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 11:15 12:45 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
DFDS Seaways 11:20 12:50 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
P&O Ferries 12:00 13:45 1 hour 45 minutes Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun
DFDS Seaways 12:50 14:20 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 12:55 14:25 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
P&O Ferries 13:40 15:15 1 hour 35 minutes Everyday
DFDS Seaways 14:20 15:50 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 14:30 16:00 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
P&O Ferries 15:50 17:25 1 hour 35 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 16:10 17:40 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
DFDS Seaways 16:35 18:05 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
P&O Ferries 17:20 19:05 1 hour 45 minutes Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Irish Ferries 17:50 19:20 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
DFDS Seaways 18:05 19:35 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
P&O Ferries 19:00 20:35 1 hour 35 minutes Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Irish Ferries 19:25 20:55 1 hour 30 minutes Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun
DFDS Seaways 19:35 21:05 1 hour 30 minutes Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Irish Ferries 20:55 22:25 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
P&O Ferries 21:05 22:40 1 hour 35 minutes Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Irish Ferries 22:30 00:00 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
DFDS Seaways 23:00 00:30 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
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