The Dover Calais ferry route connects England with France and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The DFDS Seaways service runs up to 10 times per day with a sailing duration of around 1 hour 30 minutes while the P&O Ferries service runs up to 23 times per day with a duration from 1 hr 30 min.
So that’s a combined 33 sailings on offer per day on the Dover Calais route between England and France. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.
Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Dover Calais route is a car and 2 passengers.
I went to France for a weekend recently and travelled by ferry P&O. This trip was quick, 1/12 , and sorting out the ferry online was easy. I enjoyed the whole experience and will certainly use them again
'Linda' travelled Dover Calais with P&O Ferries on Spirit of BritainRead More Read Less
"Very good journey and service"
Arrived early expecting at least an hours wait but went straight onto earlier sailing. Signs at the port really clear, directions from staff polite and clear, staff on ferry very friendly. Definitely a nicer way to get to France than using the tunnel. Food expensive (very) but breakfast was tasty and able to eat it all.
'Anonymous' travelled Dover Calais with P&O Ferries on Pride of KentRead More Read Less
"As it should be!"
Great crossing! Nice and clean ship. Great boutique and restaurants! Arrived early at Dover so took the earlier ship at no extra cost!! Much appreciated! Will use P&O again soon!
'David' travelled Dover Calais with P&O Ferries on Pride of KentRead More Read Less
"Nice way of travelling"
Check in was quick, ferry was on time, it's clean and the staff are nice. The food is too expensive but that applies to all modes of transport with no competition for food! It's cheaper than the train!
'Patrick' travelled Dover Calais with P&O Ferries on Pride of CanterburyRead More Read Less
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, DFDS Seaways and MyFerryLink to Calais and Dunkirk.
The French city of Calais is located in the Nord-Pas de Calais departement 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.