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

Dover to Calais Ferries

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

You can now enjoy a complimentary meal on all Dover to Calais crossings. Take a look at our new inclusive catering menu and find out how to redeem your meal here.

Change of plans? Rebook for free with our Travel Guarantee, valid for travel taken by 30 September 2022.

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

Up to 30 daily crossings

90 minute crossing

Travel with your vehicle

No baggage restrictions

Pet friendly

Stay connected with free, fast on-board WiFi

Our Price Promise guarantees you the best price or we’ll refund the difference!

Inclusive meal offer available on sailings until 1st March 2022

A couple enjoying a drink onboard

Stress-free travel

Although travel has changed slightly following Covid-19, you will still receive the same level of award-winning service onboard our DFDS ferries, with enhanced cleaning procedures and safety measures so you can travel with confidence.

To make sure you have all you need for your trip to France, we recommend checking entry requirements prior to travel. Entry conditions depend on whether passengers have been fully vaccinated and may include:

  • A passenger locator form
  • A covid certificate demonstrating proof of vaccination status
  • A negative covid test (if not fully vaccinated)

Full details of entry requirements can be found on our dedicated Travel Updates Page.

Covid-19 Travel Updates

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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

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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.

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