Dover to Calais
Driver-accompanied transport: 1 hour prior
Unaccompanied trailers*: 2 hours prior
Hazardous units: 2 hours prior
Abnormal loads: 2 hours prior
Livestock: 2 hours prior
Cross the Channel with the DFDS Spot online ticket
- No account needed
- Pay by credit/debit card
- Easy online booking
- Book on any device - simply book, pay, go
Book and track
Our intuitive online booking system works on any device, so you can book, update and track shipments at your convenience.
We have worked to improve our security by installing double security fencing to the whole perimeter of the Calais terminal, which complies with the ISPS regulations. Therefore, along with the additional number of security personnel and improved camera systems, DFDS continue to support prevention of clandestine activity as much as we possibly can. You can see more information below:
Let us help with hazardous
We know that shipping hazardous goods can be an administrative burden. It shouldn’t be - which is why we offer the following:
• Hazardous DGN pre shipment advisement service
• Hazardous labels available to purchase at the port
While on board
Our dedicated Road Kings facility offers all the following benefits:
- Free meal with drinks
- Exclusive freight drivers lounge
- Free shower facilities
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onboard purchase of AGES Euro-vignette certificates, UK HGV Levy and Dart Toll
- 10% discount for on-board purchases excl. cigarettes and alcohol
- Save 15% on Channel crossings with your car
MGO BAF Charges
What is MGO BAF?
The MGO BAF, or Marine Gas Oil Bunker Adjustment Factor, compensates for fluctuations in the price of a ship's fuel.
If the price rises above a certain level, a surcharge will be applied. If the price drops below a certain level, a reduction in the surcharge will be applied.
MGO BAF Eastern Channel charge
The MGO BAF for the Eastern Channel is charged on a per unit basis. For further information or to request a monthly email update please contact the Eastern Channel Freight Sales department.
Hazardous and abnormal loads
Any request for exceeding dimensions will have to be subject to examination and approval by the technical department of the Port (48 hours before departure). Vehicles in excess of the dimensions below are classified as Out Of Gauge and are subject to Port's approval.
- Width: 3m
- Length: 20m
- Weight: 44t
- Height: 4.45m
Please note that if the minimum ground clearance is below 0.3m, please email email@example.com for guidance as approval may be required.
For an OOG form, please click on the link: Abnormal Load Form 2020