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Dover to Calais ferries

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.

What’s more, thanks to the addition of 2 new ships on this route, we now operate up to 30 daily sailings, making it more convenient than ever to hop across the Channel. Set sail to France with the World’s Leading Ferry Operator, as voted by the World Travel Awards for 5 years running.​​

"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 Experience

Our crossings to Calais may be short at just 90 minutes, but there’s plenty to keep everyone entertained as you sail.

Visit the onboard shop and discover everything from newspapers and confectionery, to perfumes, cosmetics and souvenirs. You can also take advantage of our great onboard prices, with many products up to 20% cheaper than high street prices!

There is also a children's play area Pirates’ Island, to keep the little ones entertained and happy during the crossing, so adults can relax and enjoy our onboard facilities. For extra comfort book into our exclusive Premium Lounge for wonderful views and complimentary drinks, fruit and biscuits.

Restaurants and cafes

Dine, drink & relax

If you’re feeling peckish as you sail then there’s no need to worry, as we have plenty of options for you to grab a bite to eat.

The 7 Seas restaurant has options for adults, children and vegetarians, as well as a delicious breakfast offering earlier in the day. Alternatively the Horizon Snack Bar is a New York style deli where you choose your ingredients from the counter to create your own meal. There are also lighter snacks to take away should you wish.

Our Lighthouse Café is a comfortable and modern area, which serves coffees, teas, other hot drinks and a range of alcoholic beverages too, as well as light snacks.

Onboard restaurants

Gateway to Europe


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?

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More choice to France


We are the only operator with two routes to France from Dover, travelling to both Calais and Dunkirk with up to 54 daily sailings across both routes. 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.



Watch both of our new ships, the CÔTE DES FLANDRES and CÔTE DES DUNES given the full works ahead of starting on our Dover-Calais route. After being purchased, they were completely refurbished, inside and out, and painted in their new DFDS livery, ready to serve!

​​​​Our tickets

There are a number of ticket types available on our routes between Dover and Calais.

Our standard Economy tickets are valid for one crossing before or after your booked crossing time, on either route.

Flexi tickets allow you to travel up to 72 hours either side of your booked crossing time, subject to availability and amend or cancel with no fees.

Meanwhile, regular travellers should book Multi-Trip tickets​ in advance with flexibility to change or cancel your plans too.

Throughout the year we also have a number of special offers, so be sure to keep checking the offers section of our website or sign up to our e-newsletter.​

Read about our ticket types​

​​​​​​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 again as the World and Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2016 at the World Travel Awards. We have been Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator for 5 years running now, and the World’s Leading Ferry Operator for 6 years. ​​​