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.
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 enter
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
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.
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
Ferry operators in Dover:
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