Ferry from England to France
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How long is the ferry from England to France?

The crossing time by ferry from England to France ranges between routes, operators and ships. Dover – Calais on average approximately takes 1h 30m. The distance from Dover – Calais is approximately 32.8 nautical miles. Sailings from Dover – Dunkirk take on average 2h.

The fastest ferry from England to France is from Folkestone. The distance from Folkestone to Calais is 27 nautical miles (50km) with a crossing time of approximately 35 minutes. Eurotunnel offer this route with 22 sailings daily combined.

England to France Ferry Operators

Irish Ferries, DFDS, P&O Ferries, Eurotunnel, Brittany Ferries and Condor Ferries. Timetables vary depending on the ferry company. Check the latest ferry timetables between England and France with just a few clicks using our deal finder.

What is the ferry price from England to France?

The average price on Dover – Calais is around £169. Dover – Dunkirk on average is approximately £164. Prices can vary depending on the route, operator, departure time and season, we recommend using our deal finder for live prices.

Can I travel with a vehicle from England to France?

The following operators accept vehicles on ferries from
Dover - Calais: DFDS, Irish Ferries, P&O Ferries.
Dover - Dunkirk: DFDS.
Not all ships will accept vehicles, check out our Deal Finder for the latest sailing availability, for traveling with vehicles.

England to France Ferry Routes

Dover – Calais, Dover – Dunkirk, Newhaven – Dieppe, Folkestone – Calais, Portsmouth – Caen, Poole – Cherbourg, Portsmouth - St Malo, Plymouth – Roscoff, Portsmouth – Cherbourg and Poole - St Malo.

Some routes are seasonal, whereas others sail all year round. To get the most up to date sailing information for ferries from England to France search in our Deal Finder.

About England

England comprises the central and southern parts of Great Britain which lies in the North Atlantic, separate from continental Europe. The country is the largest of the four so-called ‘home nations’ that make up the United Kingdom and also includes over 100 smaller islands including the Isle of Wight and the Isles of Scilly.

Travel by ferry is popular and convenient mode of transport amongst the British public and as an island with a wealth of first class ferry ports, England is a great departure point by ferry for many destinations, both domestic and international. Many of the worlds’ leading ferry companies are household names and operate numerous crossings serving the population of Great Britain.

About France

For the past 20 years, France has featured near the top of the list of the world’s most popular tourist destinations and is one of the most geographically diverse countries in Europe.

By land area, France is the largest country in Western Europe and one of only three countries to have both Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines. France isn’t just about Paris’ iconic Eiffel Tower or the famous smile of Mona Lisa; even the gorgeous villages in the countryside, splendid lavender fields and vineyards are just a tip of the iceberg when it comes to visiting the numerous sights and attractions in France. This is a country that always has something new to offer.

There are several ways of getting to France and by ferry is one of the simplest and most popular options. Most of Europe’s biggest and best ferry companies connect France with numerous countries and islands with regular crossings available from the UK and Ireland to the north and islands in the Mediterranean and North Africa to the south of the country.

How much are ferries from England to France?

From To Average price
Dover, England
Calais, France
$216.08Average price
Dover, England
Dunkirk, France
$225.69Average price
Newhaven, England
Dieppe, France
$282.98Average price

Ferries from England to France

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