Dover Ferry Terminals are easily accessible by road, rail, and on foot.
Here you’ll find all the information you need to get there on your departure day. Make sure you leave in plenty of time – check-in closes 45 minutes before departure, 60 minutes if you’re on a motorcycle, requested special assistance or travelling with a pet. If you’re travelling as a foot passenger then you must check-in 90 minutes before departure.
Need more flexibility to your booking? Enjoy more freedom and peace of mind by upgrading to one of our Flexi tickets. Take the scenic route home at a leisurely pace with one of our Standard Flexi or Fully Flexi tickets, and you'll enjoy greater flexibility to your departure time!
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Travelling with us
- Departing from
Dover Ferry Terminal
Getting to us by
Follow the signs from the M2 and M20. Once you're there, get in the 'Vehicles with Reservation' lane.
If you’re travelling by car:
Driving on the continent? See what European Breakdown Cover you can get for your journey here.
Arriving at the Port
Please ensure you use the correct lane once you arrive at the port and stay in it until boarding the ferry and obey traffic lights/signals. There will be stewards at hand to help direct you if you are unsure of where to go. For information about the port’s facilities, please read these guides.
Taking Your Pets
No need to leave your furry friends behind, they can come on holiday too when you travel with us. We’ve even installed a brand new pet area at Dover Port – find out all the information you need to take your pets abroad with us here.
You’ll find everything you need for your journey onboard our Dover-Calais ferries. From food to shopping to entertainment, you’ll be spoilt for choice and the trip across the Channel will fly by.
Shopping at Sea
Get a bit of retail therapy and enjoy amazing discounts and savings on all your favourite brands. Browse some of our great offers here.
Eating and Drinking
Feed your whole family conveniently and affordably in our self-service canteen, relax in our luxurious Club Lounge with a complimentary glass of champagne, or simply grab a coffee. Check out all these great services and more here.
Kill some time in our Video Arcade Room or take advantage of our onboard WiFi from just £2. We also offer secure charging stations for your devices, check it out here.
Getting to Passenger deck
There are lifts and stairs available for use on our Dover to Calais ships to access the main passenger decks from the car deck. Please remember to note which deck you are parked on and the corresponding colour zone. You will also find deck plans located on each deck to guide you throughout the ship. If you have our mobile app you can also access our deck plans via your phone!
- Eating and Drinking Facilities
- Arriving at
The Port of Calais connects directly to the A26/E15 heading to Paris or alternatively, take the A16/E40 to access the Northern European motorway systems. Calais Ville train station is in the centre of town and you can drive or get a taxi there from the Ferry Terminal in less than 10 minutes. Alternatively, there is a shuttle bus service for foot passengers to Calais town centre. The Balad’in is free shuttle bus which connects the Ferry Terminal to the city center of Calais every 22 minutes in the morning and every 11 minutes in the afternoon. Non stop from Monday to Saturday (except on 12/25 and 01/01), from 7.00 am to 7.00 pm. Covid restrictions may apply. Find out more information about the Port of Calais, including pet-friendly areas and car parking here.