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

The Dover Calais ferry route connects England with France and is currently operated by 3 ferry companies. P&O Ferries operate their crossing up to 15 times per day, DFDS Seaways 15 times per day & the Irish Ferries service is available up to 11 times per day.

There are a combined 41 sailings available per day on the Dover Calais crossing between England and France 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

  • The approximate duration for ferries from Dover to Calais is 1h 30m. Durations can vary by operator and season.
  • Dover to Calais is approximately 155 €. We recommended booking in advance for the best price and availability.
  • 3 popular ferry companies travel from Dover to Calais. These ferry companies are
    • P&O Ferries
    • DFDS Seaways
    • Irish Ferries
  • Book Dover to Calais tickets through our deal finder, where you can view the latest prices and schedules.
  • Yes, foot passengers are allowed onboard the ferries from Dover to Calais with
    • P&O Ferries
  • Yes, you can travel with a car from Dover to Calais with the following operators
    • P&O Ferries
    • DFDS Seaways
    • Irish Ferries
  • Yes, passengers are allowed to bring their dogs 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 dogs on their ferries
    • P&O Ferries
    • DFDS Seaways
    • Irish Ferries
  • Dover to Calais is approximately 32 nautical miles distance apart.

Dover Calais Ferry reviews

  • "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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  • " boat trip"

    We went from Dover to Calais. Everything was grand. Only slight issue we had was that smoking area is not wheelchair accessible

    'C Class' travelled on C Class

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  • "excellent journey"

    everything was perfect..

    'C Class' travelled on C Class

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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.


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