Ferry Crossings
Dover - Calais
car + 4 one way
Ferry Crossings

Dover to Calais Ferries

The DFDS Dover to Calais ferry route operates up to 30 daily sailings between England and France.

You can now shop Duty Free, onboard and shoreside with DFDS and get savings of up to 50% vs UK high street.

Change of plans? Rebook for free with our Travel Guarantee, valid for travel taken by 30 September 2023.

Please ensure you understand the travel guidance from your local authority and the destination you are travelling to before making your plans. Information from French Government here

90 minute crossing

Travel with your vehicle

No baggage restrictions

Shop Duty Free

    Save up to 50% vs UK high street

    Pet friendly

    Travel Guarantee - free cancellations on crossings taken before 30 September 2023

    No forms or testing required on return to UK

    Earn Nectar points on your booking with DFDS Nectar



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Please note that timetables may change subject to weather conditions.

Kids shopping for toys

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 Shop has thousands of great deals on alcohol, Lego, confectionery and toys. Plus, you can park right outside 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.

Couple onboard Eastern Channel Ferry

Flexible Sailing

Many people ask ‘how long is the ferry from Dover to Calais’ and are to hear it takes only 90 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.

The Dover to France ferry prices differ depending on what ticket type you choose. Economy tickets let you travel on the sailing before or after your booked crossing time.

Flexi tickets allow you to travel up to 72 hours either side of your original booking, subject to availability and amend without fees.

Regular travellers should book Multi-Trip tickets to save over the course of the year.

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

Find out more about our ticket types.

Our Routes to France

Dieppe Coastline in the Sun
2 people + car

Newhaven-Dieppe Ferry Crossings

Sail with confidence from Newhaven to Dieppe. A crossing of just 4 hours, and our Travel Guarantee, it’s the ideal way to get 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.

DFDS as the World's leading ferry operator

Award Winning Ferry Crossings

We been voted World’s Leading Ferry Operator 2011-2021, Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2012-2021 and World’s Best Ferry Operator Website 2021!

Thank you for voting and making us proud for more than 10 years in a row! Let’s sail the seas together with world class service!

Prices are subject to availability. Telephone booking fees apply. Terms and conditions apply.
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