Dover - Calais
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
Please note: You cannot travel as a foot passenger on the Dover-Calais route, you can only travel with a vehicle.
90 minute crossing
Travel with your vehicle
No baggage restrictions
Shop Duty Free
Save up to 50% vs UK high street
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
Sail in comfort
Many people ask ‘how long is the ferry from Dover to Calais’ and are delighted when we tell them 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 shop, with everything from confectionery to perfumes and souvenirs.
Kids will love the Pirates’ Island play area, giving families a chance to relax and enjoy a bite to eat while they play. For a VIP experience, book our exclusive Premium Lounge and enjoy complimentary drinks, fruit and sweet treats while you sail.
Our Ticket Types
The Dover to France ferry prices can differ depending on what ticket type you choose to buy. Our Economy tickets mean you can travel on the sailing before or after your booked crossing time.
For more flexibility, book a Flexi ticket which allows 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 for savings on your crossings over the course of the year.
We also have seasonal special offers during the year, so be sure to keep checking the offers section of the website or sign up to our e-newsletter.
Our Routes to France
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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