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Calais Ferry Port

Calais Ferry Port is just over 30 miles from Dover, making it the closest French port to reach across the English Channel. With 35+ sailings each way every day there’s an extensive timetable of departures to choose from when booking your holiday in France.

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Calais Ferry Port, France

Calais Ferry Routes

One route is operated to the UK from the port of Calais, which is the short crossing between Calais and Dover.

Calais Ferry to Dover

Three ferry companies operate on the route – P&O, DFDS and Irish Ferries. They all offer an extensive timetable, with each providing up to 15 sailings daily from Calais. The crossing takes around 90 minutes on average, with the longest taking up to 110 minutes. It’s a hugely popular and competitive route, which is reflected in the cheap ferry tickets you can get. Expect to pay as little as £39 for a day trip and £99 for a short break including a vehicle and up to 4 people.

Facilities at Calais Ferry Port

P&O Ferries Logo

Book a Dover to Calais day trip from £43


Book a ferry to Calais with DFDS from £99

Irish Ferries Logo

Book a same-day return to Calais from £38

Getting to Calais

Calais ferry terminal is easily accessible from the A16 and A26 motorways. The Port address is Car Ferry Terminal, Gare Maritime Est, Calais, 62100

🚗 By car: From central regions take the A26 north-west and near Calais take exit 18 on to the A216. From coastal routes from both the north and south take the A16 and come off at exit 47 on to the A216. The A216 will merge into the N216 and you can continue on it until you reach Calais ferry terminal.

🚈 By train: The closest train station to the ferry port is Calais Ville, which is 3 miles away and around a 10 minute taxi ride. There’s also a shuttle bus service from the port to the station. High speed trains run from the station to Paris and Lille, together with regional services to Boulogne and Dunkirk.

Common questions on Calais Ferry Port

What is the postcode for Calais ferry port?

The postcode to use in your satnav for the ferry terminal is 62100.

Who sails between Calais and Dover?

P&O Ferries, DFDS and Irish Ferries all operate sailings on the crossing between Calais and Dover.

How early should I arrive at the Calais ferry?

Check-in at Calais port usually opens 2 hours before before the sailing time and closes 45-60 minutes before depature.

How long is the Calais to Dover ferry?

The ferry crossing on the Strait of Dover is the shortest of all routes to France, taking just 90 minutes on average.

Can I park my car at Calais ferry port?

Short term parking is available at the port for free, however longer term parking is not available.

Can I travel as a foot passenger from Calais?

Irish Ferries and P&O both allow foot passengers to travel on the crossing, but DFDS doesn’t permit foot passengers on services from Calais.

How much is a foot passenger between Calais and Dover?

You can pick up foot passenger fares between Calais and Dover from just £9.50 each way (excluding the Environmental Charge).

Is there a shuttle bus from Calais port?

A free shuttle bus service is available daily (running every 11-22 minutes). It connects the ferry terminal to Calais city centre.



  • 35+ sailings daily from Calais to Dover
  • 1.5 hour journey time

*Price for day trip between Dover and Calais