Dover
Calais
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Dover 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 13 times per day, DFDS Seaways 12 times per day & the Irish Ferries service is available up to 14 times per day.

There are a combined 39 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

How long is the ferry from Dover to Calais?

The typical crossing time for ferries from Dover to Calais is approximately 1h 31m. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.

How much is the ferry from Dover to Calais?

The average price of a ferry from Dover to Calais is approximately 212 €. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Dover to Calais can differ depending on the season. Price exclusive of booking fees.

Which ferry companies operate between Dover to Calais?

There are currently 3 popular ferry operators travelling from Dover to Calais. The following operators that provide this service are
  • P&O Ferries
  • DFDS Seaways
  • Irish Ferries

How can I book ferry tickets from Dover to Calais?

Ferries from Dover to Calais are available for booking through our deal finder. Please also visit our offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry offers on this route.

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

Yes, you can travel with a vehicle 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 this ferry service. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation to take your furry companion with you. 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 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 2024-05-20 and 2024-05-26


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