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P&O English Channel Ferries Dover to Calais

December 12th, 2008 by paris

  1. Fares on P&O English Channel Ferries – are much cheaper compared to crossing the English Channel by Train.
    1. £27 each way, return on any day, Car and up to 9 passengers. Ideal because of the flexibility
    2. £29 return on the same day. A day trip package.
    3. £15 per Pet per direction (£30 return), your pet can join you with the PETS scheme.
    4. £10 return, Car and up to 2 passengers with the Car Park Shopper – mini cruise. Park on board, shop till you drop ( Staff are happy to help you with loading your car ). Return without getting off in Calais.
    5. Special offers Here
  2. How to book /p>
  3. Online www.poferries.com
  4. By phone 08716645645
  • Travel time is
    1. 90 minutes – Dover to Calais (or vice versa), about 3 times slower than Eurotunnel.
    2. 3½ hours – Round trip, Car Park Shopper Mini Cruise.
  • Ferries operate between 01:15 am and 23:55 pm
  • Up to 25 sailings a day (With a dedicated fleet of 7 ships for Dover – Calais route)
  • Check in
    1. Vehicle check in at least 30 minutes before departure.
    2. Foot passenger check-in at least 45 minutes before departure.
    3. If you are traveling with a Pet, check-in at least 1 hour before departure.
  • Ideal for Foot passengers / Cars / Pets – Much more flexible than either Eurotunnel or Eurostar.
  • For Pets – Pets must remain in your car at all times during the channel crossing. If you are a Foot passenger then you must provide a lockable container for your Pet. Please see Section 7 of Terms and conditions for Pets and Taking your pet.
  • English Channel Ferries route Calais to Dover and back.
    1. Dover
      1. Port is at Travel Centre, Eastern Docks, Dover Kent, CT16 1JA
        1. By Car, Join the ‘Vehicles with Reservations’ lane to access the check-in booths.
        2. By train , nearest station is Dover Priory – 1.5 miles from Port
        3. National Express operates a regular coach service
    2. Calais
      1. Terminal Est, Car Ferry, Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Calais, 24, Boulevard des Alliés 62100 Calais
        1. By car – Direct drive away access to the motorway. Under 3 hours drive to Paris.
        2. By Bus – For foot passengers’ bus, operates between 10am and 8pm, from the port to Place d’Armes ( Centre of Calais ) and the railway station on request. £1 (€1.50) per passenger per direction. Regular train services from the central station to to Gard du Nord Paris and other main towns and cities.
  • Very pleasant onboard atmosphere on P&O English Channel Ferries.
    1. Lovely sea views in fresh air. A range of restaurants from full waiter service to self-service, seating and lounge areas, selection or bars, video arcade and on board shopping cheaper than duty free prices ( and below high street prices).
    2. Spacious cabins with en suite shower room and WC with complimentary Towels and bed linen.
  • Experience is similar to a comfortable train journey in any European city,
    1. Disabled facilities such as Disabled toilets ,wheelchairs (on request), wheelchair friendly lifts, dining areas.
    2. Club lounge on P&O English Channel Ferries – Complimentary refreshments and newspapers – with waiter service for £14 per person.
    3. Priorité service – allows priority boarding for you to board and depart first, for £12 per car (each way).
  • Tags:   4 Comments

    4 responses so far ↓

    • 1 George Inayat Masih May 23, 2009 at 11:48 am

      i wanna visit paris with my family. we are permanent resident of uk. do we need to have visa to go to france

    • 2 paris May 23, 2009 at 6:39 pm

      Hello George,
      Unfortunately yes you do need to get visa, I am assuming you are
      1.Not an EU resident
      2.Not a resident of any other schengen country
      3.Not British

      This is simply because UK is not a full schengen country as explained here
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schengen_area#Membership

      Anyway the application process is very straightforward. I’ve been through the schengen visa process many time, applying trough the London French embassy. Please leave a message here if you need any more information about that.

      All the best 🙂
      Paris on a shoestring team

    • 3 Laitia Wara Jun 30, 2009 at 10:33 am

      Hello, Iam the above mentined person, and Iam a serving member of the British Army. I have been posted to Germany and I am driving across the channel with my family for this move today. I am a british citizen but travelling with a Fiji passport with the rest of my family in a valid UK Visa. I have been informed by my welfare officer at my working unit in Beilefeld/Germany that I do not require any visa to go thru the ferry. Please advise ??
      Many thanks.

    • 4 paris Jul 2, 2009 at 6:10 pm

      Hello Laitia,
      Unfortunately a valid UK Visa does not entitle you to travel through the schengen area (since UK is not a schengen country). You need a Schengen visa for this trip even as the holder of a British residency.

      You will be issued visa from any embassy (European) in London on the day of the application. It usually takes about 3-4 hours to process.

      However if you can prove your British nationality you still might be able to travel on the ferry even without a British passport. The EU regulations state that you can travel only with an EU id.
      All the best