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Calais Dover Ferry

The ferry from Calais to Dover typically sails 37 times daily and up to 253 times weekly. 3 ferry operators provide ferries from Calais to Dover, DFDS Seaways, Irish Ferries & P&O Ferries. Calais Dover Ferry timetables change seasonally, use our Deal Finder to get tickets, pricing, schedules and availability.

Calais Dover Ferry Times

The earliest Calais Dover ferry typically departs Calais at about 00:05. The average sailing time of a ferry from Calais to Dover is approximately 1h 30m and the fastest sailing time is approximately 1h 30m.

Calais to Dover Ferry Prices

Ferry prices for a ferry from Calais to Dover typically range between $168* and $468*. On average the Calais Dover ferry is $344*. The cheapest Calais Dover ferry prices start from $40*. The average price for a foot passenger is $468*. The average price for a Calais Dover car ferry is $333*.

Ferry prices may differ by season and depend on various factors, such as number of passengers, vehicle type and sailing time. Pricing is taken from searches over last 30 days, last updated 05 July, 2023.

How far is Dover from Calais?

The distance between Calais and Dover is approximately 37.8 miles (60.8km), or 32.8 nautical miles.

Is there a car ferry from Calais to Dover?

Yes, there is a car ferry from Calais to Dover provided by DFDS Seaways, Irish Ferries, P&O Ferries. Use our Deal Finder to get live pricing and tickets for car ferries between Calais and Dover.

Are foot passengers allowed on the Calais Dover ferry?

Yes, Calais Dover ferries allow foot passengers. You can travel as a foot passenger from Calais to Dover with P&O Ferries.

Calais Dover Ferry Operator Schedules

  • Irish Ferries - 97 weekly sailings, 14 daily sailings
  • DFDS Seaways - 84 weekly sailings, 12 daily sailings
  • P&O Ferries - 90 weekly sailings, 13 daily sailings

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Calais - Dover Route summary
Departure Country France
Destination Country UK
No. of Operators 3
Operators DFDS Seaways, Irish Ferries & P&O Ferries
Average Price A$326*
Average Daily Sailings 32
Average Weekly Sailings 221
Average Sailing Duration 1h 30m
First Ferry 00:05
Last Ferry 22:45
Distance 32 nautical miles

* Prices subject to change, pricing is taken from last 30 days, last updated 2023-08-01.

Most popular questions

  • How long is the ferry from Calais to Dover?

    The typical crossing time for ferries from Calais to Dover is approximately 1h 30m. This is a rough guide for ferry duration as it can differ on type of ship and operator.
  • How much is the ferry from Calais to Dover?

    The average price of a ferry from Calais to Dover is approximately 164 €. The price is typically a bit higher during peak season. Price exclusive of booking fees.
  • Which ferry companies operate between Calais to Dover?

    Calais to Dover is operated by 3 ferry companies. The operators that provide this service are
    • P&O Ferries
    • DFDS Seaways
    • Irish Ferries
  • How can I book ferry tickets from Calais to Dover?

    Ferries from Calais to Dover are available for booking through our deal finder, with live prices, timetables and operators.
  • Can you travel as a foot passenger on the ferry from Calais to Dover?

    Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger from Calais to Dover with
    • P&O Ferries
  • Can you take your car on the ferry from Calais to Dover?

    Yes, you can travel with a vehicle from Calais to Dover with
    • P&O Ferries
    • DFDS Seaways
    • Irish Ferries
  • Can you bring pets on the ferry from Calais to Dover?

    Yes, pets are allowed onboard the ferry from Calais to Dover. However, you may require a pet passport and other documentation. Please read the operators pet guidelines. The following operators currently allow pets on the ferry
    • P&O Ferries
    • DFDS Seaways
    • Irish Ferries
  • How far is Dover from Calais?

    The distance between Calais to Dover is approximately 32 nautical miles.

Calais Guide

The French town and major sea port of Calais is located in northern France and lies on the English Channel coast, around 21 miles across the English Channel from the English Port of Dover. On a clear day it is possible to see the White Cliffs of Dover, across the Strait of Dover. Calais' old town, known as Calais-Nord, is surrounded by canals and harbours and lies on an artificial island. The more modern part of Calais, known as St-Pierre, is located to the south of the old town.

Visitors to the town can take in the Tour du Guet which is situated in the Place d'Armes in the old town. Built in the 13th century, the structure was originally a water tower which was subsequently used as a lighthouse until 1848.

The port of Calais is well known to many visitors from the UK and is the 4th largest port in France, by passenger numbers. It is the main gateway into France for many UK visitors and is less than 3 hours by car from Paris, Brussels and London and is connected to several motorways. On average a ship departs from Calais every 30 minutes, with around 50 departures to Dover each day, with a crossing time of about 75 minutes.


Dover Guide

The town and port of Dover is located on the south east coast of England, in the county of Kent. The major ferry port lies on the English Channel coast, at its narrowest point between England and France. Dover is the world's busiest passenger port with roughly 16 million travellers, 2 million lorries, nearly 3 million cars and motorcycles and 86,000 coaches passing through it each year. Providing an iconic backdrop to the town are its white chalk cliffs and are an impressive sight when entering the port by ferry.

A popular tourist attraction in the town is the 12th century Dover Castle which stands guard over the town. The medieval castle has been described as the "Key to England" because of its defensive importance over the centuries, and is also England's largest castle. Today, the castle is a designated Scheduled Monument which means that it is a nationally important historic building and archaeological site that is protected against unauthorised change. It is also a Grade I listed building and an internationally recognised important structure. The castle, its secret tunnels and surrounding land are all now owned by English Heritage.


Calais to Dover Ferry Timetables

Timetables between 8/4/2024 and 14/4/2024


Operator Departure Time Arrival Time Duration Sailing Days
Irish Ferries 00:05 01:35 1 hour 30 minutes Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
P&O Ferries 01:25 03:05 1 hour 40 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 01:35 03:05 1 hour 30 minutes Mon, Sun
DFDS Seaways 02:30 04:00 1 hour 30 minutes Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Irish Ferries 03:15 04:45 1 hour 30 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Irish Ferries 04:50 06:20 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
P&O Ferries 05:20 06:50 1 hour 30 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
DFDS Seaways 06:05 07:35 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 06:20 07:50 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
P&O Ferries 06:40 08:25 1 hour 45 minutes Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
DFDS Seaways 07:35 09:05 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 08:05 09:35 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
P&O Ferries 08:20 09:55 1 hour 35 minutes Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
DFDS Seaways 09:05 10:35 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 09:40 11:10 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
P&O Ferries 10:30 12:05 1 hour 35 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 11:15 12:45 1 hour 30 minutes Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
DFDS Seaways 11:20 12:50 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
P&O Ferries 12:00 13:45 1 hour 45 minutes Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
DFDS Seaways 12:50 14:20 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 12:55 14:25 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
P&O Ferries 13:40 15:15 1 hour 35 minutes Everyday
DFDS Seaways 14:20 15:50 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 14:30 16:00 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
P&O Ferries 15:50 17:25 1 hour 35 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 16:10 17:40 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
DFDS Seaways 16:35 18:05 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
P&O Ferries 17:20 19:05 1 hour 45 minutes Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Irish Ferries 17:50 19:20 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
DFDS Seaways 18:05 19:35 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
P&O Ferries 19:00 20:35 1 hour 35 minutes Everyday
Irish Ferries 19:25 20:55 1 hour 30 minutes Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun
DFDS Seaways 19:35 21:05 1 hour 30 minutes Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
Irish Ferries 20:55 22:25 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
P&O Ferries 21:05 22:40 1 hour 35 minutes Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Irish Ferries 22:30 00:00 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
DFDS Seaways 22:35 00:05 1 hour 30 minutes Everyday
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