Definitely the most popular route for cross channel travellers
Crossing the English Channel between Dover Calais is the shortest crossing, and therefore the quickest. Travellers find it the most convenient way of getting to France as the road network from there is so good. You can be on your way quickly, no matter what part of France you’re going to, and it’s equally as good if you’re going to Germany, Holland or Belgium.
The crossing takes only 90 minutes, and with our great onboard facilities, you’ll find our Dover Calais ferry service will have you in France before you know it.
About our Dover Calais ferry service
Dover Port is easy to find with the motorway network taking you right down to Dover. There are regular crossings throughout the day so you can take the one that suits your plans. For those coming from further afield wanting to break up their journey, there are a number of hotels right by the port so you can explore Dover and be ready for you departure.
Dover Port is the busiest port in the UK with passengers using it for both holidays and business trips. Being so close to France it’s the ideal departure point for those taking day trips and short breaks, as well as longer vacations. It’s also good for business travellers too as the drive to Paris, for example, is quick and easy.
It’s important to leave enough time for your departure. We recommend checking in a minimum of 30 minutes before departure.
There’s a choice of parking, short and long stay, secure parking in and around the Dover ferry terminal. There’s some free parking available too.
Calais Port in Pas-de-Calais, Northern France is the closest French port to England and easy to find for travellers returning home from France. You just have to follow the large green signs that say ‘Port Ferries’. With direct links with Frances A-roads and motorways you can be quickly back at the ferry terminal or quickly on your journey.
On a clear day you’ll be able to see the White Cliffs of Dover in the distance – it’s that close!
We specialise in the Dover Calais route and have regular offers for different types of travel on our ferries to France so check our offers page.
And, remember our price promise - find a lower priced, like for like fare, and we’ll refund the difference, because we’ll never be beaten on price.
We look forward to seeing you on our Dover Calais ferry very soon!
Book your ferry to France online or call 0844 2482 100.