The Port of Dover
Dover port is one of the oldest and busiest ports in England with excellent connections to motorways. The A2 brings you directly to the port, and the M20 leads you to the town of Dover. The port of Dover is clearly signposted, even in the town centre. Follow the signs to the port and drive through to passport control.
Apart from being a ferry port, Dover is a small town in the county of Kent, sometimes called ‘The Garden of England’. On a clear day you can see the magnificent white cliffs from the ferry port at Calais, and it’s certainly a welcoming site as ferries head towards England.
Port of Calais
The A26 and A16 pass the town of Calais. On each motorway, the port of Calais is indicated by large green signs stating ‘Port Ferries’. Follow the motorway directly to passport control or the port buildings. The Calais ferry terminal is well-equipped with many passenger facilities that include ATMs and dining facilities.
Calais is a town and major ferry port in Northern France in a region known as Pas-de-Calais. It sits at the narrowest point on the English Channel and is 21 miles from Dover, and is the reason it’s become the most popular ferry port for people taking ferries from England. It's the most popular port for cross-channel links between Britain and Europe.