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Driving routes and how to reach the Port of Dover. Map of Dover port. Ferry companies sailing from Dover.

Driving directions to Dover
Ferry companies operating from Dover

Dover is the busiest ferry port in the UK, handling close to 3 million passenger cars each year, and is one of the busiest ferry terminals in Europe. At peak times there is a ferry leaving Dover for France about every 30 minutes.

dfds logoDover is the closest port to France, just 21 miles from Calais. In addition to sailings between Dover and Calais operated by P&O ferries and DFDS/LD Lines, DFDS also operate the Dover Dunkirk crossing, previously operated by Norfolk Line. 

All the ferry services operate from the Dover Eastern Docks. As you enterpando logo the port the passenger terminal is on the right. It has a Bureau de Change. There is also a caféteria. If you have not booked you can buy tickets in the terminal building.

If you have already booked your crossing all you need to do is make sure you have the booking reference then follow the signs to the embarkation area for your ferry crossing. You will not need to stop at the terminal building unless you wish to use the facilities.

map of Dover showing hotels

Driving directions to Dover:
Dover is situated at the end of two major motorways, the M20/A20 and the M2/A2/A259. The M20/A20/A259 is the fastest route, and takes about an hour from Junction 3 on the M25. The M2/A2 route, from junction 2 on the M25, takes about one and a quarter hours, but comes into its own if there is congestion on the M20. If coming from the South or South West England then take the M25 around South London, joining the M26 which in turn joins the M20.

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Ferry operators in Dover:
P&O Ferries Dover Calais information book p and o ferries dover calais button
DFDS Ferries Dover Calais information book DFDS ferries dover calais button
DFDS NorfolkLine Ferries Dover Dunkirk information book DFDS NorflokLIne ferries dover dunkirk button

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