Dover to Calais - The most popular route for cross channel travellers


No matter where you’re going in France one of the best places to start is Calais. Thanks to its excellent road network you’ll be able to reach your French destination quickly and efficiently. It’s also the best place to start when heading to places like Germany, Holland or Belgium.

The Dover to Calais ferry is both the shortest and quickest way to cross the English Channel, as it only takes around 90 minutes to reach your final destination.


About our Dover to Calais ferry service


With an excellent motorway network that leads right to Dover, reaching Dover Port is very straightforward. Luckily you can arrive whenever you want as there are regular ferry crossings throughout the day, which makes it easier to arrange your trip around your plans.

If you’re travelling from further afield to reach Dover Port, then luckily there are an abundance of hotels nearby, so you can check in and explore Dover whilst readying yourself for departure.


Dover Port


Due to its close proximity to France, Dover Port has become the busiest within the UK. This is because its location has made it the perfect departure point for day trips, short breaks and longer vacations in France, and is used by countless families each year.

The port has also become popular for those heading on business trips, with business travellers using the port frequently, as driving to locations such as Paris can be achieved quickly and easily from Calais.

Dover Port also has a wide range of parking facilities, including a choice of long and short stay options, alongside free parking opportunities and secure parking in and around the terminal.

It’s recommended you arrive at the port a minimum of 30 minutes before your departure.


Calais Port


Located in Pas-de-Calais, Northern France, travellers will find the Calais Port, which is the closest French port to England. It’s that close you can see the White Cliffs of Dover on a clear day.

Due to the port’s direct links with France’s various A-roads and motorways, those returning to the UK can be back at the ferry terminal in no time. All you have to do is follow the large green ‘Port Ferries’ signs and you’ll be on your way.


MyFerryLink Offers


MyFerryLink specialise in trips along the Dover Calais crossing, and provide regular offers on various ferries to France, which can be found on our offers page.

What also makes us stand out is our amazing price promise. So if you find a lower price we’ll refund the difference, because we’ll never be beaten on price.

So what are you waiting for? Book your trip now!

Book your ferry to France online or call 0844 2482 100.