Calais, 1rst Continental port for travellers

Adding ferries companies (P.E Ferries, DFDS) and Eurotunnel, that are yearly more than 20 millions of passengers travelling via Calais, the main spot to cross between the European Continent and Great Britain.      

Ferries have provided regular trips to/from the ports of Calais and Dover since the start of the 19th century and the packet boat era. 

Calais – Dover Crossing

Three car ferry companies provide the crossing: P&O Ferries, DFDS Seaways and Irish Ferries. Ferries transport vehicles and passengers on the 90 minute trip day and night.

The departure point on the French coast is the Calais car ferry terminal to the north of the city. The terminal is linked to the motorway network (A16 and A26) and near the city centre (5 minutes by car). Departures on the English coast are from Dover via the main roads in the South of England and London


Take the car ferry without your car 

You can with P&O Ferries.

Since January 1, 2020, the Balad'in (mini-bus) takes you free of charge from the city center to the ferry terminal.