Calais Ferry Terminal
Calais ferry port is one of the most popular in France and offers ferry crossings to Dover in England.
Note: This page is about Calais Ferry Port. You can find information about Calais Eurotunnel Terminal here.Calais is probably the best known port in France, and the closest to England. It is the primary French port for crossing the English Channel and offers the biggest choice of departure times. Calais to Dover is the shortest sailing between England and France and Calais port is the perfect gateway to Europe.
Getting both from and to Calais Ferry Port & Terminal
Travelling by Car
The port of Calais is well connected to the European motorway network. The A26/E15 will take you to the centre of France and access to Paris, Southern France and Europe. The A16/E40 heads to the Benelux countries and Northern Europe and the A16/E402 heads west towards Boulogne and Normandy.
Travelling by Train
The closest train station is 'Calais Ville' which is located in the centre. From here there are a number of regular services going to Paris Gare du Nord and other major towns and cities.
Travelling by Bus
There is a regular shuttle service that operates between 10am and 8pm which connects the port to the centre of Calais. It costs approx €1.50 per person, per journey.
Calais: Port Facilities
There is a bar and self-service restaurant at the port, as well as a shop/takeway which sells a selection of sandwiches, hot and cold food and drinks. There are also several drink and snack vending machines located in the terminal.
There are several car hire companies available to rent a car from including Europcar, Enterprise and Hertz.
There is a shuttle bus which transports foot passengers between the passenger terminal and the ships for arrivals and departures.
Terminal Opening Hours
The terminal building is open everyday from 5am - 11.30pm. The reception and information desk is open from 7am - 10pm.
Please visit the reception and information desk in the terminal building for any tourist information you require.
Car parks at Calais Ferry Port
Parking facilities are available in front of the terminal and the maximum stay is 3 days. Tickets for the car park are issued by machine as you enter with the parking charge payable when you arrive back to collect your car. On your return, you must pay your parking fee at the pay machines in the Arrivals Hall – Outdoor, before going to your car.
This information is provided for guidance only.