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There are 4 ways to get from Calais to Dover by car train, taxi, car ferry, bus, train or rideshare

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Eurotunnel, taxi  •  43 min

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  2. Take a taxi from Folkestone to Dover

$206 - $216

Cheapest option

Rideshare  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Take the rideshare from Calais to Dover 27.8 miles

$5

2 alternative options

Car ferry  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover

$24 - $35

Eurotunnel, bus, train  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  2. Take the bus from Cheriton, Tesco to Folkestone Central station
  3. Take the train from Folkestone Central to Dover Priory

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Calais to Dover is to rideshare which costs 4€ and takes 1 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Calais to Dover is to Eurotunnel and taxi which costs 175€ - 190€ and takes 43 min.

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Yes, there is a direct ferry departing from Calais and arriving at Dover. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

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The distance between Calais and Dover is 43 km.

Book your Calais to Dover ferry tickets online with Direct Ferries.

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The best way to get from Calais to Dover without a car is to Eurotunnel and taxi which takes 43 min and costs 175€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 43 min to get from Calais to Dover, including transfers.

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Dover is 1 h behind Calais. It is currently 10:50 AM in Calais and 9:50 AM in Dover.

There are 502+ hotels available in Dover. Prices start at $78 USD per night.

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Check out Blablacar's carpooling service for rideshare options between Calais and Dover. A great option if you don't have a driver's licence or want to avoid public transport.

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Map of how to get from Calais to Dover.
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  • Distance: 26.7 miles
  • Duration: 43 min

What companies run services between Calais, France and Dover, England?

There is no direct connection from Calais to Dover. However, you can take the Eurotunnel to Folkestone then take the taxi to Dover. Alternatively, P&O Ferries operates a car ferry from Calais to Dover hourly. Tickets cost $24 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min.

Train operators
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Calais to Folkestone
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
Southeastern
Phone
+44 345 322 7021
Website
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Train from Folkestone Central to Dover Priory
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
ojp.nationalrail.co.uk
Schedules at
southeasternrailway.co.uk
Off-Peak Day Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$7 - $11
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cheriton, Tesco to Folkestone Central station
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Ferry operators
Other operators
BlaBlaCar

A ridesharing platform with 40 million users, Blablacar gives you access to destinations without worrying about on-the-road chaos. The basic idea is that you carpool with locals who are already planning to drive your route and have space in their car. With some flexibility you’ll get to your destination – often faster and cheaper than other means. On the website or app, enter your departure and arrival points and your date of travel, sift through the profiles of drivers who’ve posted pre-planned drives and find one whose timing and preferences match yours. Request to join the ride, wait be accepted, and pay your share of the set price.

Rome2rio's guide to BlaBlaCar
Contact Details
Website
blablacar.com
Rideshare from Calais to Dover
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$5
Book at
blablacar.co.uk
Taxi from Folkestone to Dover
Ave. Duration
18 min
Estimated price
$35 - $45
Arrow Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 1233 666666
Website
arrowtaxisltd.co.uk
Ashford Taxis
Phone
+44 1233 666494
Website
taxiashford.co.uk

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