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Ferry from Dover to Calais

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

Dover to Calais Ferry Times

The earliest ferry from Dover to Calais typically departs Dover at about 00:10. The average sailing time of a Dover Calais ferry is approximately 1h 31m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 1h 30m.

Dover Calais Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for Dover Calais ferries typically range between €98* and €263*. The average price is around €181*. The cheapest ferry prices from Dover to Calais start from €25*. The average price for a foot passenger is €85*. The average price for a car ferry is €175*.

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

What is the distance between Dover and Calais?

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

Is there a Dover Calais car ferry?

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

Are foot passengers allowed on the Dover Calais ferry?

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

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Dover - Calais Route summary
Departure Country UK
Destination Country France
No. of Operators 3
Operators DFDS Seaways, Irish Ferries & P&O Ferries
Average Price 230 €*
Average Daily Sailings 36
Average Weekly Sailings 247
Average Sailing Duration 1h 31m
Fastest Sailing Duration 1h 30m
First Ferry 00:10
Last Ferry 23:50
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 Dover to Calais?

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

How much is the ferry from Dover to Calais?

Dover to Calais is approximately 212 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Dover to Calais?

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

How can I book ferry tickets from Dover to Calais?

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

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

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

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

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 Calais from Dover?

Dover to Calais is approximately 32 nautical miles distance apart.

Dover Calais 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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Dover Guide

The English town and port of Dover is located in the county of Kent in the south east of England. The town lies on the English Channel coast at its narrowest point between England and France. This narrow stretch of the English Channel is called the Strait of Dover. In and around the town there are many things for visitors to see and do. In memory of the spot where Bleriot landed following the first cross channel flight in 1909, the Bleriot Memorial is an outline of the aircraft flown set into the ground. Also, and overlooking the town, is Dover Castle which is the largest castle in England. It was founded in the 12th century and has been described as the "Key to England" due to its defensive significance throughout its history.

The Port of Dover is the world's busiest passenger port, with 16 million travellers, 2.1 million lorries, 2.8 million cars and motorcycles and 86,000 coaches passing through it each year. It is the main port of departure for travellers from the UK to France and beyond into mainland Europe. Services are operated by P&O Ferries and DFDS Seaways to Calais and Dunkirk.


Calais Guide

The French city of Calais is located in the Nord-Pas de Calais department of north west France and is the closest port in France to England. The Strait of Dover, which lies across the English Channel on the UK mainland, is around 32 km from Calais and on a clear day the famous White Cliffs of Dover can be seen from Calais as can the Calais coast from the cliffs. Calais has been an important maritime hub for commerce and tourism between France and England for many years and the town itself is divided into two parts. The old town, Calais-Nord, is located on a man made island that is surrounded by canals and harbours. The modern town, St-Pierre, is located to the south of the old town. The city is moving away from just being home to the busy port and is becoming increasingly popular as a tourist destination in itself. It has a long and rich cultural heritage, a number of museums and a lively nightlife. A popular attraction in the city are its Belfries which are siege towers that were built to protect the city from marauders, and are today declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Ferries to England depart Calais on average every 30 minutes, with a crossing time to Dover of around 75 minutes.


Dover to Calais Ferry Timetables

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


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