Dover to Calais Ferries

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Use the search above to check fares on ferries to Calais from P&O Ferries and SeaFrance, and book securely online.

You can also compare fares on ferries to Calais as well as other ferry routes to France.

Dover to Calais

  • Shortest ferry route from the UK to France
  • Crossings 24 hours
  • Travel with a pet (cat or dog with pet passport)
  • Operated by P&O Ferries, Irish Ferries and DFDS Seaways
  • Book in advance for best fares and avoid peak times
  • Dover to Dunkerque is a popular alternative

Dover to Calais Ferries

Dover to Calais ferries are the most popular ferry route to the continent, and for good reason. They are the most frequent crossings, the shortest sailing time, and usually the cheapest fares. For those who want to arrive in France as quickly as possible, Dover to Calais is a sensible choice.

With a choice between P&O Ferries and SeaFrance and sailings 24 hours a day you will find a sailing to suit your itinerary. For the best fares, try to travel off-peak (overnight ideally) and book in advance.

  • Dover to Calais (P&O Ferries). Up to 23 sailings per day. Duration 1 hour 30 minutes.
  • Dover to Calais (SeaFrance). Up to 15 sailings per day. Duration 1 hour 20 minutes.

Alternative Routes

With France being the UK’s closest neighbour, there are many ferry routes to choose from. As well as Dover to Calais above, there are several destinations in the Western Channel, operated by Brittany Ferries. There are also routes operated by Condor Ferries and DFDS Norfolkline. You can check fares and book all of these routes online.