Ferry Dover - Calais

Travelling by ferry from Dover to Calais

You want to travel from Dover to Calais? Then the Ferry Dover - Calais offers you a fast and cheap option for your trip. The ferry takes you 15 times a day in approx. 1 hour 30 minutes from Dover (England, Channel Ferries, Great Britain) to Calais (France, canal ferries).

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Info about the route Dover - Calais

Ferry connection: Ferry Dover - Calais
Start port: Dover (England, Channel Ferries, Great Britain)
Destination port: Calais (France, canal ferries)
Travel time / journey time: approx. 1 hour 30 minutes
Number of crossings: 15 times a day
Season: All year round (January-December)
Check-in: until 45 minutes before departure
Booking: Ferry Dover - Calais book
Your ferry operator: DFDS Seaways
Irish Ferries
P&O Ferries

Port information for your journey by ferry from Dover to Calais

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Port address

Address ferry harbour Dover
Street: Back Rd W
Postcode & city: CT16 1LT Dover
Country: England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
GPS: 51.1269370, 1.3280865

Travel information

Anreise mit dem PKW
  • Aus Richtung London (Nordwesten): Fahre auf der M20 Richtung Südosten bis sie zur A20 wird. Folge der A20 direkt nach Dover und den Schildern zum Fährhafen.
  • Aus Richtung Canterbury (Norden): Nutze die A2 Richtung Südosten bis Dover. Die A2 fährt dich direkt zum Fährhafen. Im Hafen folge dann den Schildern zu deinem Terminal.
  • Aus Richtung Brighton (Westen): Fahre auf der A27, wechsle auf die A259 und folge der Küstenstraße, bis du auf die A20 triffst, die dich nach Dover führt.
Anreise mit Bus & Bahn

Zugverbindungen nach Dover sind von verschiedenen Städten im Vereinigten Königreich, einschließlich London, verfügbar. Der Bahnhof Dover Priory ist der nächste zum Fährhafen. Von dort aus kannst du einen lokalen Bus oder ein Taxi zum Fährhafen nehmen.

Anreise mit dem Flugzeug
  • Nächster Großflughafen: London Gatwick (LGW): Von Gatwick aus kannst du einen Zug nach Dover nehmen oder mit dem Auto auf der M25 und dann auf der M20/A20 fahren.

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Port address

Address ferry harbour Calais
Street: Av. du Commandant Cousteau
Postcode & city: 62100 Calais
Country: Frankreich
GPS: 50.9666056, 1.8656262

Travel information

Anreise mit dem PKW
  • Aus Richtung Paris: Fahre auf der A1 und wechsle auf die A26 in Richtung Calais. Folge der A26 bis zur Ausfahrt Calais-Centre und dann den Schildern zum Fährhafen Calais.
  • Aus Richtung Brüssel: Nutze die A16/E40 Richtung Frankreich. In Frankreich bleibe auf der A16 bis zum Fährhafen Calais.
  • Aus Richtung London (über den Eurotunnel): Fahre bis Folkestone und nutze den Eurotunnel. Nach der Ankunft in Calais folge den Schildern zum Fährhafen.
Anreise mit Bus & Bahn
  • Mit dem Zug: Calais ist durch TGV- und Regionalzüge gut erreichbar. Vom Bahnhof Calais-Ville oder Calais-Fréthun kannst du ein Taxi oder einen lokalen Bus zum Fährhafen nehmen.
  • Mit dem Bus: Regionale und überregionale Buslinien bedienen Calais. Überprüfe die Fahrpläne zum Fährhafen.
Anreise mit dem Flugzeug

Der nächstgelegene größere Flughafen ist Lille, von dort aus kannst du mit dem Zug oder einem Mietwagen nach Calais reisen.

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Itinerary & Inspirations

Itinerary of the ferry Dover – Calais

With P&O Ferries, DFDS Seaways and Irish Fer ries, three shipping companies offer year-round ferry services between Great Britain and France. More than 50 crossings take place daily from Dover to Calais, travel time: about 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Start from Dover ferry port

The Port of Dover is one of the largest passenger ports in Europe, and travelers will find the terminal at Eastern Docks.

Journey to the port of departure Dover

Coming from London, you can reach the port of Dover via the M2 and the M20. The journey is also easy by train and bus due to the proximity to the capital.

Dover ferry port address:

Dover Ferryterminal Eastern Docks
Marine Parade
Dover CT17 9BU
Vereinigtes Königreich

On board the ferries to Calais

A wide variety of ferries operate on the cross-Channel route, including the Spirit of Britain, the Pride of Canterbury and The Isle of Inishmore. The latter is one of the most modern car ferries and has a capacity of 2,200 passengers and 856 vehicles.

What you can do during the crossing

Duty-free stores, Wi-Fi, video games and children’s play areas await you on the comparatively short crossing of the English Channel. Depending to shipping company, there is a colorful entertainment program for children during the summer months. The view to Dover Castle and the chalk cliffs can be particularly enjoyed from the outside deck.

These offers are available on board the ferry

All ferries are equipped with restaurants, cafes and bars. The exclusive Club Lounges are the perfect place to relax.

Arrival at Calais ferry port

The port of Calais is the largest passenger port in France. It is located in the north of the country and offers the shortest and fastest connection to UK.

Your options in Calais

When visiting Calais, you can’t miss the medieval Torre de Guet, the town hall, Notre Dame church and the citadel. The city promises a lively atmosphere, which is particularly noticeable in the centrally located Place d’Armes, in the alleys of the old town and on the popular promenade. A magnificent panoramic view is offered from the observation deck of the 51-meter high lighthouse, on clear days you can even see the brilliant white chalk cliffs of Dover from here. With a variety of hotels, guesthouses and apartments, Calais offers a wide choice for overnight guests.

Your options for onward travel from Calais

From the port of Calais there is direct access to the A26/E15 freeway to Paris, and the A16/E40 runs to Brussels. By cab or shuttle bus you can reach the city center of Calais, from where trains and coaches depart for Paris.

Calais ferry port address:

Port of Calais
Rue Lamy
62100 Calais

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Alternative ferry connections

To travel from Dover to Calais or from England, Channel Ferries, Great Britain to France, canal ferries, you can also use one of the following alternative ferry routes:

Route Start country &
destination country
Number &
Duration of trip
Ferry Hull – Zeebrugge England, North Sea Ferries, Great BritainBelgium 7 times a week
13 hours 15 minutes

FAQ on the Ferry Dover - Calais

Here you will find answers to various questions about travelling from Dover to Calais.

Which ferries / shipping companies sail from Dover to Calais?

The ferry connection from Dover to Calais bedienen currently the shipping company DFDS Seaways, Irish Ferries und P&O Ferries

How much is the ferry from Dover to Calais by car, caravan or motorhome?

The fare on the ferry from Dover to Calais depends on a number of factors, including how busy it is, when you travel, whether you travel with or without a vehicle, and more.

By what time do I have to check in on the ferry Dover-Calais at the latest?

You must check in at the latest until 45 minutes before departure at the port Dover. However, you should allow a little more time for check-in.

What happens if I am not at the port on time?

That can happen, of course. However, the ferry will not wait for you, as the timetables must be adhered to. If you have purchased a flexible ticket, you can simply take the next available ferry. However, if you have a ferry ticket that is fixed to a certain departure, you have to buy a new ticket in the port and wait for the next free ferry.

How often does the ferry go from Dover to Calais in France, canal ferries?

The ferry connection Dover-Calais is currently 15 times a day offered.

How long does the ferry take to get from Dover to Calais?

The journey time (duration of the crossing) is currently approx. 1 hour 30 minutes.

Can I take my dog / pet with me on the ferry?

Yes, that's not a problem. Dogs and smaller pets such as cats travel as normal on the ferry. On some ferries the animals must remain in the vehicle, on other ferries they can also be taken into the passenger areas. Some shipping companies also offer pet cabins or pet boxes on their ferries.

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