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Dover to Calais ferries

Set sail to France with the World's Leading Ferry Operator. 

Our quick & convenient route between Dover and Calais is the perfect way to begin a trip to France, Belgium, Germany, Holland and beyond. T​ravel with your car, caravan, motorhome or motorcycle and enjoy the convenience of going on holiday with your own vehicle.

From February 2016 an extra ship will operate on the route, providing up to 30 daily sailings between Dover and Calais.  

  • Up to 30 crossings a day (15 in each direction)
  • ​Dover to Calais in just 90 mins
  • Excellent onboard facilities​​
  • ​No baggage restrictions​
"Thank you for making our first trip with DFDS Seaways a nice one. It was our wedding anniversary and it was very special. We shall never fly again - no airport queues or hanging around!​" Mr & Mrs Jones,​ Clifton​​

Onboard shopping and kids area

Onboard shopping and kids area

Our crossings to Calais may be short (approx 90 minutes), but there’s plenty to keep everyone entertained.
Visit the onboard shop and discover everything from newspapers and confectionery, to gifts and souvenirs. You can also take advantage of our great onboard prices, with goods up to 20% cheaper than the recommended retail price!
There is also a children's play area to keep the little ones entertained and happy during the crossing, so adults can relax and enjoy our onboard facilities.
Restaurants and cafes

Dine, drink & relax

If you're feeling peckish, you'll find a whole range of food options in our restaurants and cafes onboard our Dover to Calais ferries. There are hot meals and snacks available, as well as vegetarian and children’s options and delicious desserts.

Our three vessels have comfortable seating areas where you can relax with a drink and good book or newspaper. And for extra comfort book into our exclusive Sea View Lounge for wonderful views and complimentary drinks and snacks.


Travelling from Dover to Calais on our ferry is a great way for couples, families or groups to begin a holiday to France or Europe. Why not check out our tips for planning a perfect family holiday to Calais or start your group Dover ferry booking with DFDS Seaways.

More choice to France

We are the only operator with two routes to France from Dover, travelling to both Calais and Dunkirk. You also have the choice to return on the ferry from Calais to Dover, or from Dunkirk to Dover, regardless of which you travelled out on. Also our Newhaven-Dieppe route offers easy access to Normandy from the UK.


​​​​​​Prices are subject to availability. Credit card & telephone booking fees apply. ​Terms & Conditions apply.


It’s always a proud moment when you’re recognised for your good work, we’re honoured to have been named as Europe's and the World’s Leading Ferry Operator in the 2015 World Travel Awards. We've won these awards for 5 years running.​