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Dover Ferry Port Overview

The Dover Ferry Port is in the English county of Kent and is steeped in maritime history. The port faces France across the Channel and is the UK's closest geographic point to the French port of Calais. Its close proximity to the Continent makes Dover Ferry Port one of the busiest Cross-Channel ports in Europe.

Dover Ferry Port has all the facilities you would expect from a very busy harbour. It has excellent modern transport links and an award winning customer service. The Port of Dover deals with 18 million passengers each year.

If you are catching a ferry from Dover, then look out for the Dover Castle, one of the largest castles in the country, whose origins can be traced back to the Iron Age. You will also be able to see a stunning Anglo-Saxon Church and a Roman Lighthouse, still standing at its original height after approximately 2000 years. Other places of interest include the Admiralty Pier Turret, the Western Heights, Fort Burgoyne, Russell Gardens and the Transport Museum.

Dover is also obviously famous for its stunning White Cliffs. These worldly-known majestic cliffs are considered `The most popular stretch of the UK's coastline' (according to a National Trust Survey) and have been recently voted one of Britain's best loved icons.




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Book your ferry online and a booking reference will be sent to you by email. When you arrive at the port of departure present the booking reference number together with a photo ID and you will be given your ferry tickets.


Dover Ferry Port Services
The Eastern Docks Ferry Port area includes great rates at the Bureau de Change, Cafe Ritazza, Burger King and MOTO retail outlets. Unisex disabled toilet facilities are available in various locations throughout the ferry terminals.

There are 6 main areas within Dover Ferry Port terminal: the Travel Centre, the Foot Passenger Embarkation Lounge, the Arrivals Building, and three Passenger Service Buildings. Each of them offers a wide range of facilities including Café Ritazza, Burger King, Barnacles Bar, as well as various snack bars, toilets (including disabled toilets), showers, baby changing rooms, pay phones, vending machines, Europcar & Avis car hire, children's play areas, game zones, viewing area, National Westminster Bank, Bureau de Change, and cash points. There is also a BP Petrol Station & Shop near the entrance of the Eastern Docks.

There are both short and long term parking right next to the terminal, ranging from £2 for 2 hours to £25 for 4 days. Disabled parking bays for short or long stay parking can be found on the first two levels of the multi-storey car park at the Ferry Terminal. You can take lifts to and from these levels to the Travel Centre for check-in. Induction loops to amplify announcements or conversations for passengers wearing aids are available within the main Dover Ferry Port Terminal buildings.


Dover Ferry Port Directions

By Car
Dover is located about 70 miles south of London, directly linked to the M2/A2 and M20/A20, both of which connect to the M25.

From the M2, follow the A2 and from the M20, follow the A20 into Dover. Then follow the signs to the Eastern Docks Ferry Terminals which are clearly signed.

By Rail and Coach
Frequent direct trains to Dover Priory Station run from London Victoria and London Charing Cross mainline stations. Approximate journey time is 1hr 45 minutes. There is a regular shuttle bus service to the Eastern Docks Ferry Terminal, which operates every 20 minutes ( 7 am to 10.30pm ). Regular National Express Coach services travel to Dover from London Victoria Coach Station. Approximate travel time is 2hrs 30 minutes.


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