© Port of Dover

Travelling to White Cliffs Country by Sea

© Port of Dover

Travelling to White Cliffs Country by Sea

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Travelling to White Cliffs Country by Sea

Travelling by sea

Travelling to Dover couldn't be easier. The Eastern Docks at the Port of Dover is Europe's busiest and most successful port offering frequent daily ferry crossings with P&O and DFDS. 

We also have the second busiest cruise port in the UK! With miles of beautiful, unspoilt coastline and our internationally famous cliffs; White Cliffs Country is known throughout the world.

Find out more by clicking on the headings below.

  • Ferry

    Travelling to Dover couldn’t be easier! The Port of Dover is Europe’s busiest and most successful port offering crossings between Dover and France every 20 minutes. The ferry terminals are open daily, 24 hours a day!

    Ferry companies DFDS Seaways and P&O Ferries operate from the The Port of Dover - Eastern Docks.


    You will need a full passport. Documentation to be presented on arrival at the port.

    Allow plenty of time for your ferry. You may expect queues at Border Controls.

  • Travelling to and from the Port of Dover

    P&O Ferries provides a regular shuttle bus service (approx every 20 minutes) between Dover Priory Railway Station and the Eastern Docks Ferry Port, between the hours of 7am-9pm daily. There is a small charge for this service.

    Dover Priory Railway Station is about 1.5 miles from the port. Regular services to key destinations eg London (1 hour) or Canterbury (20 minutes).

    National Express - coaches stop directly outside the ferry terminal. Travelling to London Victoria takes approx 2 hours and 30 minutes. 

    Taxi rank directly outside Passenger Terminal.

    Dover town is about a mile away from the port and takes approx 20 minutes to walk.

    White Cliffs Country Visitor Information Centre is located with Dover Museum in Market Square.

    Port of Dover (1 hour 30 mins from Calais, 90 miniutes From Dunkirk)

    +44 (0) 1304 240400


  • Moorings and Boat Plots

    Mooring in Dover

    Please contact Dover Marina for details of yacht and boat moorings in Dover.

    Mooring in Sandwich

    Please contact Dover District Council for details of moorings in Sandwich.

    Boat Plots

    Boat plots are also available for hire at various locations along our coastline. Locations include Deal Beach, Walmer Beach, Walmer compound, Kingsdown Beach and St Margaret's Bay. Please contact Dover District Council for details of Boat Plots.



  • Cruise

    The Port of Dover also serves as a major International Cruise ship terminal, for both Port of Call and Turnaround. Up to 120 cruise ships visit the Port each year.

    For more information please refer to the Cruise section on this website.