Taking the ferry to France

With up to 15 sailings a day at peak times, unbeatable on-board services, and friendly staff to help out every step of the way, it’s never been easier to get a ferry to France with our Dover to Calais Ferry crossing – so what are you waiting for? Book your next trip today! 

One of the best things about taking the ferry to France is the freedom that comes with travelling with your own car. You can take just about any vehicle on one of our ferries, so if motorbikes or vans are more your thing, then that’s just fine. Plus, there are no additional charges if you change your car or passenger details after you’ve made the booking. 


If you like taking your entire home with you when travelling abroad, then you’ll be happy to hear we even cater for caravans and motorhomes too. So whether you’re going on a cycling tour of France or simply hopping on as a foot passenger for the day, we’ve got you covered. And don’t worry about your pets feeling left out of the fun – even your furry friends can come along for the ride!

Get a deal -  Travel Dover to Calais for Less!

You’ll want to make sure to book your trip in advance in order to take advantage of the very best deals that we’ve got on offer – because who doesn’t love a good bargain? You can even sign up for email alerts so you’ll be the first to know about all our latest offers and sailing updates. Not only can you get great prices we also have a great onboard duty-free on our ferry to France with incredible prices on your favourite products. We also offer a variety of flexible ticket types, from saver to fully flexi and everything in between, to really make sure you can tailor your trip to suit your exact needs with no hidden costs.  

Getting to our Dover-Calais Ferry Ports

Find all the information you need about our ports and lots more! We have put together everything you need when taking a ferry to France such as our Dover ferry port postcode as well as information on your returning ferry to Dover from our Calais ferry port. Find out more about planning your trip and other useful travel planning tips.

Visit France

Once you get to France you’ll want to explore as much of this beautiful country as possible, however long your trip. Paris, the infamous City of Love, is the perfect destination for a romantic weekend away. If you’re interested in history then the fascinating region of Normandy, with its rich medieval heritage, is sure to keep you captivated. Or why not head over the border into Belgium, only a few hours’ drive from Calais, to explore the battlefields of historic Ypres? And while you’re there, you definitely shouldn’t pass up an opportunity to visit the impressive European capital of Brussels. If you’re stuck for inspiration, check out our Travel Guides for some wanderlust.


The world is your oyster when you take our channel crossing by ferry to France, so book your next trip today! 

Car and up to 9 people, from

£ 63

Single

£ 126

Return

3h

to Paris

1.5h

crossing time

15

crossings a day

P&O Ferries Dover to Calais route

Available ticket types when you get a ferry to France

From £63

Standard

  • Amendments or changes to your booking will incur a fee
  • Flexible travel - within +/- 4 hours of booked time (subject to availability)
  • Non-refundable
From £100

Standard Flexi

  • Flexible travel - within +/- 4 hours of booked time (subject to availability)
  • No amendment fee, just pay the difference in ticket price
  • Refundable
From £179.50

Fully Flexi

  • Enjoy any departure time that suits you (subject to availability)
  • Refundable
  • No amendment fee and nothing to pay if keeping to the same duration and booking details e.g. vehicle type, extras
 
Services and add ons are subject to route and availability

Onboard Services & Entertainment

Take a look at all the great on board services we offer when you sail with us from Dover to Calais. From eating and drinking, to entertainment and shopping in our World Duty Free store, you’ll find lots of things to do to keep you occupied during your channel ferry crossing to France from Dover to Calais.

Things to do when you get the ferry to France

Under the Eiffel Tower in Paris France

Places to visit in France

There are plenty of places to visit when you get the ferry to France. From active holidays to relaxing days on the beach we are sure you will find something that suits you and your family! 
 
Take a country retreat and visit the beautiful North West region of France, with our top picks being Brittany, Normandy, or Calais.
 
Or if you’re interested in a beach holiday we would recommend the picturesque French Riveria or sunny St Tropez. 

If you’re travelling as a foot passenger it has just got easier to make your way around France with a free shuttle bus between Calais Port and the town centre. Full details are available on their website.

Explore the country’s capital

Paris is always a stunning city to visit, with its timeless allure and romantic reputation you’ll spend hours wandering its cobbled streets! If you love art, food, and fashion, then this is the ideal place for you as you visit world-class galleries and museums and walk in the footsteps of famous artists. 
 
The city is also full of famous landmarks that are well worth a visit, such as: the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Palace of Versailles. Travel Dover to Calais today with P&O Ferries and begin your next adventure around Paris!

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