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RouteDover - Calais

With up to 29 departures a day, our Dover to Calais freight route is the most flexible and convenient way to cross the Channel between England and France.

Crossing Time
ROPAX:90 min
ROPAX:29 Sailings/Day



Driver Accompanied Units Non-Dangerous Mon-Sun: 30 minutes before sailing

All Unaccompanied Units Mon-Sun: 60 minutes before sailing

All Dangerous Units Mon-Sun: 60 minutes before sailing

Port Opening Hours: 24 hours

Lifting Facilities: No

Rail Connections: No

Saturday & Sunday – no sailing at 22:10; Sunday & Monday - no sailing at 03:25

All times are local. Schedule and vessels may occasionally change.


01:35 10:00
03:25 11:30


13:05 20:50
14:30 22:10
16:10 23:50

Unit Types

Unit types with a tick can travel on the Dover-Calais route.
If you have or carry an abnormal load, dangerous goods, bloodstock, livestock or pets please contact us.

Vehicle Trailer
  • TRLTrailer
  • FLTFlat
Vehicle Truck
  • SDVDriver Accompanied Units
  • UNNSDVUnaccompanied SDV
Vehicle Van
  • SFVVan/Small Freight Vehicle
  • TRATractor Unit Only
Vehicle Swap Body
  • CNTContainer
  • S/BSwap Body
Vehicle Tanker
  • L/TLift Tank
Vehicle Others
  • EXUImport/Export Unit
  • EXMFarm Machinery
  • CVNCaravan
  • MISCMiscellaneous

Jump to the front of the queue with our new Fast Track service. With one of our new Fast Track cards, you can skip the line at Dover port and drive onto the next available sailing - just ensure that you check-in 45 minutes before the crossing to secure your space. 



We’re committed to giving our drivers an unbeatable on board experience. That’s why we offer a range of comforts that make your crossing as relaxing as possible. On our Dover - Calais freight route we have a dedicated freight area called Routemasters where drivers get meals at discounted rates and space to unwind and take their legal breaks.

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Exchange Rate

As a driver, you can take advantage of special commercial rates at our foreign-exchange points. We offer some of the most competitive rates around. Current Euro selling rates are as follows:

Tourist rate: 1.0814
Freight drivers' rate: 1.0955

Want to change more than £2,000?
We’ll need to know in advance – and we may be able to offer you even better rates.
Please call us on +44(0) 1304 863 390.

These are our latest rates (last update: 16 May 2020, 10:00).


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P&O Ferries Ltd
East Camber Building
Eastern Docks
Dover, Kent
CT16 1JA

Telephone +44 (0)1304 862539

Email freightops.dover@poferries.com


P&O Ferries Ltd
Freight Office
Terminal Car Ferry
BP 421
6226 Calais Cedex, France

Telephone +33 (0)321 461020

Email freightops.calais@poferries.com


How do I open an account?

If you intend to ship more than 20 times a year, please email us at info.freightsales@poferries.com, or call us on +44 (0)1304 863875

I do not have a ticket or account with you. Can I still ship?

Yes – whether you are a new customer, an infrequent customer, or just making a one-off shipment, we will happily get you there. Contact us or log on to pofreight.com to find out more about using our App or website for one-off bookings.

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Our current surcharge per unit:

0 - 8 metres



8 - 13 metres



13 - 19 metres



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Our Fleet

The Pride of Kent and Pride of Canterbury are sister ships that were first introduced in 1991 as the European Highway and European Pathway respectively, to travel between Dover and Zeebrugge. They joined our Dover – Calais route in 2003 following a renovation that expanded their capacity and improved their on-board facilities. Both ships can have capacity for 115 freight units.

In 2011 we introduced two new sister ships to our Channel route - Spirit of Britain and Spirit of France. They both can take double the capacity, compared to previous ships and can travel with a speed as high as 22 knots. Their length is 213 metres and can carry up to 180 freight units.

The Pride of Burgundy is one of our smallest and oldest ships, sailing on the Dover to Calais route since 1993. She is 179.7 metres long and can carry up to 120 freight units.

The European Seaway was built as a freight only ship in 1991 in Germany and it served the Dover – Zeebrugge route (vv.) until 2000. She was transferred in 2005 to sail full-time between Dover and Calais. Sometimes she is used as a replacement ship in Irish Sea to cover the refit period of our other ships. She has the capacity to carry up to 120 freight units.

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