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Calais to Dover Ferry

  • 322 Weekly Sailings

  • Average Duration - 90 minutes

  • Average price - $195


The Calais to Dover ferry route is provided by 3 operators and is available all year round. The ferry crossing from Calais to Dover takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes on ferries servicing this route. Calais to Dover ferry duration can range between 90 minutes and 110 minutes depending on the operator that you choose to book with and weather conditions at the time of departure.


Calais to Dover Ferry Timetable


There are around 287 ferry weekly sailings from Calais to Dover. P&O Ferries provide up to 12 sailings per day, Irish Ferries provide up to 14 sailings per day and DFDS Seaways provide up to 15 sailings per day. Ferry timetables often increase during the high season.


Calais to Dover Ferry Times

The first ferry leaves at approximately 05:00 and the last ferry leaves at approximately 22:45. Ferry schedules can vary by operator and season.

High Speed Ferry Calais Dover


The fastest ferry from Calais to Dover is with P&O Ferries, Irish Ferries and DFDS.

Can I reserve a cabin on the ferry from Calais to Dover?


There are no cabins on ferries from Calais to Dover.

Calais to Dover Ferry Price


The price of a ferry from Calais to Dover can vary between $31 and $303 depending on the operator, season and whether you are travelling with a vehicle. The average price of a foot passenger is $75, prices can range from $31 and $221. The average price with a car is $214. Car prices can range from $115 and $257. Prices may vary for other vehicle types. All ferry prices can change from season to season.

Prices subject to change, pricing representative of searches over last 30 days.


Cheap Ferry Calais to Dover


Find cheap ferry tickets using our deal finder. It is highly recommended that you book in advance to ensure yourself the best possible prices and availability.

With up to 39 sailings per day, you are bound to find a suitable ferry crossing to suit your needs. However, there is an alternative ferry to Dover via Dunkirk if you require additional flexibility.


Calais Dover Ferry Crossing

P&O customers can travel as a foot passenger from Dover to Calais between 9am and 7pm on certain sailings. However, DFDS and Irish Ferries currently do not permit foot passengers to travel on their ships between Calais and Dover. Foot passengers arriving at Dover can even reach the capital city of London in 1 hour via a high-speed train.

Save up to 50% on high street prices from your favourite brands with Duty Free on ships operating the Calais Dover route. Facilities operating this route include foreign currency exchange and a selection of bars, restaurants and coffee shops to enjoy during the trip.

Calais to Dover Ferry Alternatives

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Calais - Dover Route summary
Departure Country France
Destination Country UK
No. of Operators 3
Operators DFDS Seaways, Irish Ferries & P&O Ferries
Average Price $217*
Average Daily Sailings 32
Average Weekly Sailings 221
Average Sailing Duration 1h 30m
First Ferry 00:05
Last Ferry 22:45
Distance 32 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Calais to Dover?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Calais to Dover is approximately 1h 30m. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.
  • How much is the ferry from Calais to Dover?

    The average price of a ferry from Calais to Dover is approximately $162. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Calais to Dover can differ depending on the season. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Calais to Dover?

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

    Ferries from Calais to Dover 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 travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Calais to Dover?

    Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger onboard the ferries from Calais to Dover with
    • P&O Ferries
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Calais to Dover?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Calais to Dover with the following operators
    • P&O Ferries
    • DFDS Seaways
    • Irish Ferries
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Calais to Dover?

    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
    • DFDS Seaways
    • Irish Ferries
  • How far is Dover from Calais?

    Calais to Dover is approximately 32 nautical miles distance apart.

Calais to Dover Ferry Guide

Calais Ferry Guide

The French town and major sea port of Calais is located in northern France and lies on the English Channel coast, around 21 miles across the English Channel from the English Port of Dover.

The port of Calais is well known to many visitors from the UK and is the 4th largest port in France, by passenger numbers. It is the main gateway into France for many UK visitors and is less than 3 hours by car from Paris, Brussels and London and is connected to several motorways. On average a ship departs from Calais every 30 minutes, with around 50 ferries to Dover each day.

Calais ferry port is accessible by following the A16 or E40 and exiting at 47. There are various facilities available including a shop, lockers, baby changing room, toilets, WiFi, cafes, restaurants, ATMs and car parking, which is located outside the P&O Ferries building. There are also bus transfers available to the terminal.

Dover Ferry Guide

The town and port of Dover is located on the south east coast of England, in the county of Kent. The major ferry port lies on the English Channel coast, at its narrowest point between England and France. Dover is the world's busiest passenger port with roughly 16 million travellers, 2 million lorries, nearly 3 million cars and motorcycles and 86,000 coaches passing through it each year.

Dover ferry port is only 70 miles from London and is easily reached by following the M20. The nearest airport is Gatwick in south London, which takes approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes by car. The passenger terminal building has currency services, massage chairs, WiFi, Costa Coffee, Burger King and WHSmiths. There are also disabled toilets available for those with reduced mobility.


Calais to Dover Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 2/19/2024 and 2/25/2024


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