Situated on the UK's south-east coast and embraced by its fabled White Cliffs, Dover is one of the world's busiest ferry ports, with frequent passenger/freight ferries to Calais and Dunkirk in France and fast ferry services to Calais and Ostend in Belgium.
Last year over 16 million passengers, 2.5 million cars and coaches, and 1.8 million freight vehicles used our port. Dover is also a fast-growing cruise destination, with 150,000 cruise passengers travelling through the port in the last year alone.
We also offer first-class marina facilities, with over 400 berths and expert support services for yachts and motor boats. A cargo terminal specialising in fresh produce imports is also available.
For freight, coach and cargo operators, Dover port offers a wealth of competitive and value-added services that make it an ideal gateway for your business.
About the ferry port
All ferries, apart from Hoverspeed services, arrive and depart from the Ferry Terminal at the Eastern Docks, Dover. Hoverspeed's fast ferry services operate from the Hoverport at Western Docks, Dover.
Up to 35 return crossings per day, 364 days per year, to CALAIS, France. Crossing time from 75 mins.
Up to 20 return crossings per day, 364 days per year, to CALAIS, France. Crossing time from 60 mins.
Up to 15 return crossings per day, 364 days per year, to CALAIS, France. Crossing time 1 hour.
Up to 10 return crossings per day, 364 days per year, to DUNKIRK, France. Crossing time 2 hours.
Buying tickets at the Ferry Terminal
At the Travel Centre situated at the entrance to the Ferry Terminal, P&O Ferries, SeaFrance and Norfolkline have booking desks for travellers to purchase tickets.
For Hoverspeed tickets, go to the Hoverport.
Boarding your Ferry
Follow the Ferry/Car road signs to the Ferry Terminal. Follow the signs for your chosen Ferry Operator which will take you to the Check-In points. At Check-In, you will be allocated a numbered embarkation lane to proceed to. When your ferry is ready to board, you will be directed on to the ferry.
Ferry Terminal facilities
The Travel Centre at the Ferry Terminal entrance has the following facilities:
• P&O Ferries, SeaFrance and Norfolkline booking desks
• Bureau de Change, bank and cashpoint
• AA shop
• Café and newsagent
• Information desk
• Toilets and baby change facilities
• Car rental
Beyond check-in inside the Ferry Terminal area, there are two Food Village areas, each with these facilities:
• Burger King
• Bureau de Change and cashpoint
• Toilets and showers
• Baby change facilities