How to get from Calais to Dover

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Recommended option

Eurotunnel, taxi  •  43 min

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

$211 - $226

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 15 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Calais to Dover

$25 - $35

Eurotunnel, bus  •  1 h 40 min

  1. Take the Eurotunnel from Calais to Folkestone
  2. Take the bus from Cheriton, Tesco to Folkestone, Bus Station 160
  3. Take the bus from Folkestone, Bus Station to Dover, Ladywell (Park Inn) 91A

$184

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 $25 - $35 and the journey takes 1 h 15 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
$177
Website
eurotunnel.com
Bus operators
Stagecoach in East Kent
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Cheriton, Tesco to Folkestone, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Folkestone, Bus Station to Dover, Ladywell (Park Inn)
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Ferry operators
Other operators
BlaBlaCar
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 - $50
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Calais and Dover is 43 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Calais to Dover is to Eurotunnel and taxi which takes 43 min and costs 170€ - 200€.

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 15 min.

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