Calais to Dover Ferry Route Ferries Crossings to Europe

Calais to Dover Ferry Route Ferries Crossings to Europe

For a long time Dover Calais ferries have been a part of millions of peoples' holidays every year. In fact recently the port has seen in excess of 14 million passengers pass through it each year. It has the shortest crossing to mainland Europe and the most frequent services, and it is easily accessible to motorway and rail networks on both sides of the channel. Day trippers love the quick access to cheap shopping and fine French food, and drivers can quickly get on their way to all parts of Europe from Calais.


These are the companies operating Dover Calais ferries:

PO Ferries With up to 30 departures from Dover each day they are the biggest ferry operator on this route. Sailing time is 90 minutes, and onboard facilities include the usual shopping, dining and recreational facilities.

SeaFrance The only French operator on this route provides up to 17 departures from Dover each day, and prides itself on welcoming you to France while you are onboard. This refers to their restaurants as well as onboard information on anything French from wine to buying property. They also have the fastest of the cross channel ferries, making the trip in just 70 minutes.

Norfolkline Offers a variety of alternatives.

Getting to Dover:

By car Dover is around 70 miles from London. From the M25 take either the M20 and A20 or the M2 and A2 all the way to Dover and follow signs for the Eastern Docks and Car Ferries.

By train Services leave London from Victoria and London Bridge stations regularly to Dover Priory station taking one hour 45 minutes. During the day a complimentary shuttle service runs from the station to the Eastern Docks.

By coach Regular National Express services leave from Victoria Coach Station in London making the journey to Dover in two hours 30 minutes.

Calais Ferry Port Map

Departing from Calais:

By car Calais ferry port is connected to the European motorway network by the A26/E15, serving the centre of France, Paris and Southern Europe, and the A16/E40 feeding into the Northern European motorway system to the north and Boulogne and Rouen to the south. Keep your eyes on the signs when disembarking before you know it you're on your way!

By train A regular shuttle bus connects the ferry port with the train station in the town centre where you can catch the high speed TGV to Paris.

For more information on the Port of Dover and Dover Calais ferries have a look at, and to find out more about Calais, check out
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Also see the Dover District Council site