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Dover - Calais

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Dover to Calais Ferries

Ready to explore Europe? Start your journey with DFDS' Dover-Calais ferries – 30 daily sailings in just 100 minutes, plus tons of duty free shopping onboard and onshore!

Visit fantastic France hassle-free. Plan the perfect itinerary through GetYourGuide or take a more eco friendly approach by using Spirii's guide to EV charging points across Europe.

And if you're visiting Calais often, don't forget our Multi Trip offers for unbeatable savings each time!

Just remember that foot passenger services are unavailable for this route; make sure you've got wheels ready to go 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

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



Week 49

Saturday, 9 December 2023

Check-in closes23:10
Departure 00:10

Saturday, 9 December 2023

Check-in closes00:40
Departure 01:40

Saturday, 9 December 2023

Check-in closes03:40
Departure 04:40

Saturday, 9 December 2023

Check-in closes06:40
Departure 07:40

Saturday, 9 December 2023

Check-in closes08:10
Departure 09:10

Saturday, 9 December 2023

Check-in closes09:40
Departure 10:40

Saturday, 9 December 2023

Check-in closes11:55
Departure 12:55

Saturday, 9 December 2023

Check-in closes13:25
Departure 14:25

Saturday, 9 December 2023

Check-in closes14:55
Departure 15:55

Saturday, 9 December 2023

Check-in closes17:10
Departure 18:10

Saturday, 9 December 2023

Check-in closes18:40
Departure 19:40

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.

Couple on deck sailing on DFDS ferry

Adventure Awaits

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.

WInner on Côte d'Opale

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.

To each and every one of our valued customers, we extend our deepest gratitude. Your continued support and trust in our services has been the anchor of our success.

Prices are subject to availability. Telephone booking fees apply. Terms and conditions apply. Some banks may charge a fee when paying in a different currency.