Dover - Calais
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.
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
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:
|Destination Port, France:
|£83 for car + 4
|Sailings per Day:
|Up to 30
|1 hour 40 minutes
|27 nautical miles
Terms and conditions
Journeys and prices are subject to availability and usual DFDS terms & conditions apply.
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
Relax and unwind on your crossing in the Premium Lounge with complimentary drinks and snacks. To make your crossing even smoother, Priority Boarding allows you to be one of the first to board and disembark. Premium Lounge is only available on selected crossings. Please check before travelling.
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 been named the World's Leading Ferry Operator 2023 at the prestigious World Travel Awards – our 13th consecutive win!
This accolade cements our commitment to providing unparalleled experiences for our passengers and reflects the hard work of our exceptional team members who are dedicated to ensuring each voyage is as exceptional as the next.
We are also proud to announce that we have been nominated as Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator 2024 and we’d love your support once again.