Dover to Calais by Motorcycle

If you are thinking of taking your motorcycle from from Dover to Calais, P&O ferries and Seafrance ferries offer some great deals at cheaper rates than for cars. The ferry crossing from Dover to Calais takes around 90 minutes.

Alternatively you could take the ferry from Dover to Dunkirk with Norfolk Lines. This journey takes 2 hours. Dunkirk is a little further east along the coast than Calais, and very handy for Belgium and beyond, or north east France. to the north east of Calais.

Finally consider taking the Channel Tunnel with Eurotunnel. Again there are special offers for motorbikes, with tickets and fares being generally cheaper than for cars. The journey takes just 35 minutes from Folkestone to Calais.

The best ways to travel from Dover to Calais and to Cross the Channel

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Fastest way from Dover to Calais

Eurotunnel takes just 35 minutes from Folkestone (near Dover) to Calais. Better still, the Eurotunnel Terminals are directly on the major road networks in England and France.

Prices start at just 49 per car. Click here to book

The cheapest Channel ferry crossing from Dover is actually to Dunkirk, just a few miles from Calais. Crossings are available from Norfolk Line Ferries.  Norfolk Line have up to 12 crossings a day from Dover to Dunkirk. Visit their web site here for all the best deals.

Prices start at just 18 per car. Click here to book

Easiest way from Dover to Calais

Relax on the comfortable Eurostar train, then arrive in Paris 2 hours 15 minutes later. Eurostar trains depart from London, Ashford and Ebbsfleet, and stop in Calais, Lille, Paris, Eurodisney and beyond.

Prices start at 59 return, London to Paris. Click here to book

 

Compare Dover to Calais ferries and crossings

Compare Dover to Calais Crossings and all Channel Crossings to France
Operator Route Journey Time Frequency Usual Prices From Book Online
P&O Ferries

Dover to Calais 90 minutes Up to 23 crossings per day

30 per car

How to find the best fares: P & O Ferries offer more ferry crossings to France than anyone else. Crossing times are 90 minutes, and cheap fares can be found if you book ahead, travel at off peak times, and book direct through their web site.
Operator Route Journey Time Frequency Usual Prices From Book Online
Sea France Ferries

Dover to Calais 90 minutes Up to 15 crossings per day

29 per car

How to find the best fares: As with P&O, the best fares can be found if you book direct with the operator online. Also look for the later or earlier ferries, preferably on a week day, as these will be cheaper. Consider too a day trip fare, which will be cheaper and often include special deals. Sea France also offer good fares on their multi-ticket Carnets for frequent travellers.
Operator Route Journey Time Frequency Usual Prices From Book Online
Norfolk Line

Dover to Dunkirk 2 hrs Up to 12 crossings per day

18 per car

How to find the best fares: Book direct with Norfolk Line, as they will have the biggest choice of the cheap deals and fares available. For the cheapest deals you will need to book in advance, and travel at off peak times.
Operator Route Journey Time Frequency Usual Prices From Book Online
Eurotunnel

Dover to Calais 35 minutes Up to 37 crossings per day

49 per car

How to find the best fares: As with many of the cross channel travel companies, by booking in advance and travelling at a quieter, off peak time, you are more likely to find the cheapest deals available. Also look out for the Eurotunnel Day Trip deals, as these are the cheapest fares around. Make sure you book direct with Eurotunnel so that you avoid any travel agent's fees, booking fees or extras.
Operator Route Journey Time Frequency Usual Prices From Book Online
Eurostar

London to Paris 2 hrs 15 mins 18 trains per day from London to Paris

59 return per person

How to find the best fares: Eurostar offer 3 types of fare - Business, Leisure Select and Standard. The cheapest tickets are the Standard fares. If you can travel at off peak times, and don't have to have flexible travel times, then you will be able to find the cheaper deals. Book direct and online with Eurostar for the full range of deals and fares at the cheapest prices.
Operator Route Journey Time Frequency Usual Prices From Book Online
L D Lines

Dover to Boulogne 1 hr 45 mins Up to 6 crossings per day

24 per car

LD Lines have been operating various ferry crossings for some time, but their Dover to Boulogne route is fairly new. Click here to find the best deals.

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Dover to Calais with a motorbike

Your Motorcycle on a Ferry

You can simply ride your motorbike on to the ferry at Dover and off at Calais with P&O or Seafrance, or Dunkirk with Norfolk Line. You can't stay with your motorbike during a ferry crossing. But at least this means you can enjoy some food and drink and stretch your legs during the journey.

Motorcycles on the Eurotunnel

On the Eurotunnel trains you must stay with your bike. The Eurotunnel terminals at Folkestone and Calais are on the main road networks. Boarding is fast and easy, and you arrive at the other side of the Channel in just 35 minutes. See the video below for an idea of how the Eurotunnel trains operate for journeys with motorbikes.

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