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Ferry Crossings

Dover - Calais

per car + up to 4 people, one way*

Dover to Calais Ferries

Ready to explore Europe? Start your journey with DFDS' Dover-Calais ferries – 30 daily sailings in just 100 minutes, tons of duty free shopping onboard and onshore!

Visit fantastic France hassle-free and plan the perfect itinerary through GetYourGuide.

If you're visiting Calais often, don't forget our Multi Trip offers for unbeatable savings each time!

Remember that foot passenger services are unavailable for this route; make sure you've got wheels ready before hopping aboard.

100 minute crossing

Travel with your vehicle

No baggage restrictions

Shop Duty Free

    Great destinations within driving distance of ports

    Save up to 50% vs UK high street on duty free

    Pet friendly (must remain in your vehicle)

    Travel +/- 4 hours either side of your booked sailing time. Subject to availability



Week 29

Wednesday, 17 July 2024

Check-in closes03:40

Wednesday, 17 July 2024

Check-in closes06:40

Wednesday, 17 July 2024

Check-in closes08:10

Wednesday, 17 July 2024

Check-in closes09:40

Wednesday, 17 July 2024

Check-in closes11:55

Wednesday, 17 July 2024

Check-in closes13:25

Wednesday, 17 July 2024

Check-in closes14:55

Wednesday, 17 July 2024

Check-in closes17:10

Wednesday, 17 July 2024

Check-in closes18:40

Wednesday, 17 July 2024

Check-in closes20:10

Thursday, 18 July 2024

Check-in closes23:35

Regular sailings for the current week listed in local time

Please note that timetables may change subject to weather conditions.

Kids shopping for toys
Couple tasting wine in Duty Free shop
Man in Dunkirk shop

Duty Free with DFDS

Whether you’re onboard, at the port or sitting on the sofa, it’s never been easier to browse and buy Duty Free. Our Reserve & Collect service lets you browse hundreds of beers, wines and spirits online, reserve and arrange a pick-up time to suit you! It’s easy:

  • Reserve your Duty Free Shopping online
  • Select a convenient collection time
  • Collect from our Dunkerque Duty Free Shop

Our Dunkerque and Calais Duty Free Shops have thousands of great deals on alcohol, Lego, confectionery and toys. Plus, the shops are right by the loading lanes for our ferries so it’s easy to fill your boot with bulk buys on Duty Free.

Onboard, you can spend your sailing browsing the designer perfumes, cosmetics and technology in our Duty Free Sea Shops with savings of up to 50% vs UK high street.

Dover - Calais Ferry Crossing

Departure Port, UK: Dover
Destination Port, France: Calais
From Price: £80 for car + 4 people*
Sailings per Day: Up to 30
Sailing Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Sailing Distance: 27 nautical miles
First Ferry 00:10
Last Ferry 21:10

Terms and conditions

*Lead in price based on one-way fare for a standard car carrying up to 4 passengers on Dover-France routes, including ETS charge as of 1st January 2024.

Journeys and prices are subject to availability and usual DFDS terms & conditions apply.

Couple on deck sailing on DFDS ferry

Adventure Awaits

Many people ask ‘how long is the ferry from Dover to Calais’ and are delighted to hear it takes only 100 minutes. It’s our fastest crossing and it gives you more time to explore Europe at your leisure.

There’s also plenty to keep everyone entertained as you sail, visit the onboard Duty Free shop, for savings of up to 50% vs UK high street, enjoy a bite to eat and have the kids let off some steam in our Pirates’ Island play area.

We also have seasonal special offers so keep checking our website or sign up to our e-newsletter.

For more inspiration on places to visit when you take the Dover to France ferry or things to do on your trip, take a look at our Travel Guide pages or our itineraries below:

Package Holidays

All packages

Our Routes to France

Onboard Experience

Cote D'Opale

Ferries to France

With DFDS, it’s easy to sail from Dover to France. Our routes include crossings from Dover to Calais and Dunkirk, as well as Newhaven to Dieppe, all with comfortable onboard facilities so you can really relax and enjoy the journey.

Enjoy a bite to eat and take the kids to the soft play area or even explore outside on deck.

With DFDS your holiday starts as soon as you set sail.

Only vehicle travel is permitted on our Dover - France routes. Foot passengers are not permitted.


Championing the Seas!  

We're elated to announce that DFDS has once again retained its title as Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator at the 2024 World Travel Awards.

This accolade wouldn’t have been possible without you, our loyal passengers. Thank you for recognising the hard work of our exceptional team members who are dedicated to ensuring each voyage is as exceptional as the next.

Your ongoing support is the anchor to our success.

Prices are subject to availability. Telephone booking fees apply. Terms and conditions apply. Some banks may charge a fee when paying in a different currency.