Dover to Calais

from £45 each way

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  • Crossing time: 90 minutes
  • Vehicle check-in: closes 30 mins before departure
  • Foot passenger check-in: closes 45 mins before departure
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Dover to Calais

Whether you fancy a day's shopping trip in the picturesque location of Calais, a holiday break on the Normandy coast, or an afternoon training sea lions at France's largest aquatic centre, P&O's Dover to Calais route is an ideal way to visit the continent, with a journey time of just 90 minutes.

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Calais, France
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Dover to Calais 

With a choice of crossings throughout the day, Dover to Calais really is the most flexible and convenient way to cross the channel.

Whether you fancy a day's shopping trip at one of Calais' well-stocked hypermarkets or shopping outlets, a holiday break on the Normandy coast, or an afternoon training sea-lions at France's largest aquatic centre Nausicaa, with a journey time of just 90 minutes, P&O's Dover to Calais route is an ideal way to hit the continent. Several crossings a day let you come and go at your leisure. An excellent motorway network and good train services on either side of the channel give you the flexibility to explore France, Belgium and beyond.

Several bars and restaurants on P&O's Dover-Calais fleet cater for everything from light snacks to à la carte dining in floating versions of Mayfair's renowned Langan's Brasserie. Why not relax in the comfortable family lounge - or for a little extra you can enjoy your crossing in the elegant surroundings of the Club Lounge with complimentary champagne, tea, coffee and soft drinks. Exchange your currency at the commission free bureau de change or pick up a bargain in the onboard shopping area, with savings of up to 50% off high street prices.

If you are travelling with kids you'll find plenty onboard to keep them entertained, from a soft play areas and a video room for younger passengers to video arcades featuring the latest interactive games. During the summer holidays P&O provide on-board children's entertainers as well as supervised drawing and painting sessions.P&O's Dover to Calais route offers a real alternative to no-frills airlines, avoiding the long check-in queues and waiting times experienced at airports.

The Terminals

The Dover-Calais ferry crossing leaves from Dover's Eastern Docks, which are easily accessible by road, rail and shuttle bus. Check-in time for vehicles is 30 minutes before departure, and for foot passengers, 45 minutes before departure. The Dover ferry terminal is located just a mile from Dover town centre and is accessible from the M2 and M20 motorways. As you approach Dover, follow the local signs to the ferry terminal. When you enter the port, keep to the left and enter the lane marked 'Vehicles with Reservations' to access the check-in booths.

For foot passengers there are ample short and long stay parking spaces available at the main multi-storey car park at the entrance to the port. The nearest railway station is Dover Priory, which is approximately 1.5 miles from the port and a 2 hour train ride from London. A regular shuttle bus to the port operates between 7am and 8:40pm and costs £2 per person each way.

National Express operates a regular service to the ferry terminal for all departures and arrivals. The journey takes around 2hrs 30mins from London Victoria, stopping directly outside the Travel Centre.

As in Dover, vehicles must check in 30 minutes before departure from the Calais terminal, and foot passengers 45 minutes before departure. The Port of Calais is directly connected to the European motorway network via two autoroutes. Those wishing to leave their cars in Calais can take advantage of the free public car park in front of the Terminal building.

A regular bus operating between 10am and 8pm takes foot passengers to the centre of Calais at Place d´Armes and the railway station on request. It costs €1.50 per person each way. The nearest railway station is Calais Ville situated in the centre of town which provides a regular service to Paris Gard du Nord as well as other major towns and cities in the area.

Disclaimer: Please note that departure and embarkation times given on this site are approximate averages, and are always subject to change due to weather conditions and other extenuating circumstances.