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May Holiday Travel Information

To help us help you have the smoothest journey to and through the port, there are several things that you can do.

Welcome to the UK’s busiest international Ferry Port

Cross channel crossings

The Gateway to Europe.

Ferry crossings are on offer 24 hours a day, 364 days a year, with a departure on average every 30 minutes.

There are three ferry operators running ships from Dover; P&O Ferries, DFDS, and Irish Ferries. P&O and Irish Ferries operate ferries from Dover to Calais, while DFDS offers a service to both Calais and Dunkerque.

Calais and Dunkerque are convenient destinations, providing quick and efficient links into the rest of France and Belgium. Calais offers quick access via road or rail into Paris, while Dunkerque is less than an hour’s drive from Bruges in Belgium.

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Latest travel advice

To ensure you have a smooth journey, we’ve compiled essential travel advice covering travelling with pets, border allowances, and other important information.

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Today’s Ferry schedule

To help you plan and make the most of your journey, we’ve compiled essential information.

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Ferry crossings are on offer 24 hours a day, 364 days a year, with a departure on average every 30 minutes.

Find a Ferry

Please find below the latest Ferry arrival and departure times.

Date Arrive Depart Operator Vessel
22nd May 2024 11:05 12:05 P&O Ferries P&O Liberte
22nd May 2024 11:15 12:00 DFDS Group Dunkerque Seaways
22nd May 2024 11:45 12:45 Irish Ferries Isle of Inisheer
22nd May 2024 12:00 12:55 DFDS Group Cote des Flandres
22nd May 2024 12:45 13:45 P&O Ferries Spirit of France
22nd May 2024 13:15 14:00 DFDS Group Dover Seaways
22nd May 2024 13:25 14:25 Irish Ferries Isle of Inishmore
22nd May 2024 13:30 14:25 DFDS Group Cote des Dunes
22nd May 2024 14:20 15:25 P&O Ferries P&O Pioneer
22nd May 2024 15:00 15:55 DFDS Group Cote D’Opale