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Calais - Dover is one of our busiest routes - sailings regularly sell out at busy periods
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Calais to Dover Ferry

The Calais Dover ferry route connects France with England and is currently operated by 3 ferry companies. P&O Ferries operate their crossing up to 12 times per day, DFDS Seaways 15 times per day & the Irish Ferries service is available up to 14 times per day.

There are a combined 41 sailings available per day on the Calais Dover crossing between France and England and with 3 ferry companies on offer it is advisable to compare all to make sure you get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

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Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Calais to Dover?

    The ferry crossing time from Calais to Dover is approximately 1h 30m. Sailing durations may vary from season to season and by operator so we’d advise doing a live check.
  • How much is the ferry from Calais to Dover?

    Calais to Dover ferry price can differ depending on the season. The average price of a ferry from Calais to Dover is 164 €.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Calais to Dover?

    There are 3 popular ferry operators for Calais to Dover. These are
    • P&O Ferries
    • DFDS Seaways
    • Irish Ferries
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Calais to Dover?

    Book ferries from Calais to Dover through our deal finder and check our offers page to view the latest ferry offers.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Calais to Dover?

    Yes, you can travel as a foot passenger from Calais to Dover with
    • P&O Ferries
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Calais to Dover?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Calais to Dover with
    • P&O Ferries
    • DFDS Seaways
    • Irish Ferries
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Calais to Dover?

    Yes, pets are permitted onboard the ferry. You may need a pet passport. Please read the ferry operators pet guidelines. Currently you can bring pets on ferries with
    • P&O Ferries
    • DFDS Seaways
    • Irish Ferries
  • What is the distance from Calais to Dover?

    The distance between Calais to Dover is approximately 32 nautical Miles.

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  

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    '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.

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