Ferry Crossings
Dover - Calais
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Ferry Crossings

Dover to Calais Ferries

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

Start your autumn adventure with a ferry crossing to France with DFDS. With crossings of just 100 minutes and Duty Free shopping onboard and shoreside, it’s a great way to start your break.

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Please note: You cannot travel as a foot passenger on the Dover-Calais route, you can only travel with a vehicle.

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

    Travel Guarantee – rebook for free if travel is impacted by Covid-19. Valid for crossings take before 30 Sept 2023

    Earn Nectar points on your booking

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

Dover

Calais

Week 39

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.

Autumn Adventures

Autumn Adventures

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:

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.

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