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from Calais to Dover

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Wed
8 Dec
£74DFDS
Thu
9 Dec
£74DFDS
Fri
10 Dec
£74DFDS
Sat
11 Dec
£80DFDS
Sun
12 Dec
£83DFDS
Mon
13 Dec
£77DFDS
Tue
14 Dec
£74DFDS
Wed
15 Dec
£74DFDS
Thu
16 Dec
£74DFDS
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18 Dec
£90DFDS
Sun
19 Dec
£92DFDS
Mon
20 Dec
£86DFDS

Travel Information to Dover from Calais

distanceDistance27 miles (43 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFerry
carriersPopular travel companiesDFDS

Take a ferry to travel 27 miles (43 km) to Dover from Calais. DFDS is the main travel provider operating this trip. Travellers can even take a direct from Calais to Dover.

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FAQs
What COVID-19 safety information and travel restrictions should I be aware of before I go to Dover, United Kingdom from Calais, France?

Travel from Calais, France to Dover, United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Is international entry into Dover from Calais restricted?

International entry is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival to Dover, United Kingdom from Calais?

Entry Requirements:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival for unvaccinated travellers
  • Prebook and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 PCR tests for unvaccinated travellers
  • 10-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals without a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Prebook and pay for a COVID-19 test, to be taken on the end of day 2 for vaccinated travellers
  • 2-day mandatory monitored quarantine for arrivals with a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate
  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required

What are the COVID-19 safety measures to follow in Dover, United Kingdom?

The government of United Kingdom has imposed the following measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Social distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Regional advice

The above information was last verified on 06/12/2021. Remember to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip from Calais to Dover closer to your planned date of departure here.

Are there restrictions on my return trip to Calais, France from Dover, United Kingdom due to COVID-19?

Return travel to Calais, France from United Kingdom is: Partially open.

Are there any travel restrictions on reentering France from United Kingdom?

Entry into France is allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of United Kingdom.

Are there requirements to self-quarantine on arrival into France from United Kingdom?

Requirements for reentering France:

  • Entry is allowed only for fully vaccinated travellers
  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • 7-day mandatory self-quarantine
  • Travellers who have recovered from COVID-19 in the last 6 months are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival (certificate required)
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test and can bypass compulsory quarantine on arrival
  • Exempted International Movement Certificate for travel required
  • Health declaration required
  • Health screen upon arrival. Those showing symptoms will be placed under state quarantine

What are the requirements for social distancing and wearing face masks in France?

All travellers must abide by the following measures in France to reduce the spread of coronavirus in the country:

  • Social distance: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face masks: Mandatory

The above information about your return travel to Calais, France was last verified on 06/12/2021. As this information can change due to the nature of the pandemic, please check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   closer to your planned date of travel to Calais from Dover.

What are my Calais to Dover travel options?

Your travel option from Calais to Dover includes taking a ferry.

How far is Dover from Calais?

The distance from Calais to Dover is approximately 27 miles (43 km).

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Calais to Dover?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Calais to Dover:

    Who can get me from Calais to Dover?

    Let Omio help you find the best company to travel with from Calais to Dover:

    • You can travel from Calais to Dover by ferry with DFDS. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for £75 with DFDS from Calais to Dover.
    Where else should I travel to after my journey between Calais and Dover ends?
    Omio customers who travel from Calais to Dover often also extend their holiday to go to London, Paris or Canterbury. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Dover and these popular destinations at a great price.
    How early should I book Calais to Dover tickets online to score the best deals?

    Before travelling from Calais to Dover, it’s good to know what ticket you can purchase and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • The price of a ferry ticket for this trip is on average £75 one way.

    But we recommend booking Calais to Dover tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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