Ferry to Calais

Do you want to take a ferry to Calais? Looking for information and ferry tickets to Calais? Vivanoda helps you find the best deals on ferries to Calais from all 2 ports including Dover. There are a total of 1 ferry routes operated by DFDS Seaways, Irish Ferries, P&O Ferries and Norfolk Line.

The Norfolk Line, P&O Ferries, Irish Ferries and DFDS Seaways lines to Calais have a frequency of about 38 crossings a day.

Statistics of the ferry port of Calais

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Tips for cheaper and better ferry travel to Calais

You will make the right choice by choosing the ferry to Calais. This means of transportation has undeniable advantages: comfortable, relaxing, economical.... Here are some tips to save money on your ferry crossing to Calais and travel in the best conditions:

Fight seasickness to enjoy the crossing
The crossing can be a source of discomfort if you are prone to seasickness. In this case, there are medications, of course, but you can also take a walk on deck or sit by a bay window to watch the horizon and soften the effects.
Don't forget to take all your necessary personal belongings on board.
During the crossing, access to the garage is prohibited. If you board in Dover, prepare all the things you may need (medicines, toys...).
Avoid peak periods
Going to Calais during peak season can be very expensive, with prices double or even triple those of other periods. The on-board experience also changes when it is busy.

All ferry crossings to Calais port

What better way to start your trip to Calais than with a ferry crossing? DFDS Seaways, Irish Ferries, P&O Ferries and Norfolk Line ferries to Calais offer a comfortable and affordable alternative for travelers who want to avoid the long queues and tedious boarding procedures at airports. Moreover, you can take your car or motorcycle on board, allowing you to explore Calais and its surroundings in complete freedom as soon as you arrive.

With a wide choice of ferry companies and routes from Dover to Calais, use our fare comparison platform to find the best deals on ferries to Calais for your budget and preferences. All you have to do is search!

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Where is the ferry terminal in Calais?

Calais Terminal Est Car Ferry
Calais Terminal Est Car Ferry is located 0.7 mi from the center of Calais.
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Ferry to Calais: Travel Guide

When to take the ferry to Calais?

If you're looking for sunny beaches and blue skies, the summer months (July and August) are ideal for visiting the Mediterranean coast and enjoying high temperatures ranging from 25 to 35 degrees Celsius. However, this time of year is also the most touristy, which can lead to heavy crowds at the most popular resorts and tourist sites.

If you prefer to avoid the crowds and scorching temperatures, spring (April and May) and autumn (September and October) are ideal times to visit France. Temperatures are mild and pleasant, fluctuating between 15 and 25 degrees Celsius, and the weather is generally sunny with a few showers possible. It's also an ideal season to explore the wine regions, the Loire castles or enjoy local festivals.

Discover the country from Calais port

Ports and destinations
France is surrounded by many destinations accessible by ferry. The most popular ports are Calais, Dunkirk, Dieppe, Le Havre, Cherbourg, Saint-Malo, Roscoff, Brest, Nantes, Marseille, Toulon, Nice, Ajaccio and Bastia. You can easily reach England, Ireland, Corsica, Sardinia and Algeria from these ports.

Services on board
French ferries offer a wide range of onboard services, including restaurants, bars, stores, children's play areas, relaxation areas and more. Most ships also have private cabins with comfortable beds and private bathrooms, which is convenient for overnight travel.

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