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Dover has sea connections with Calais and Dunkirk (France). The routes connecting Dover and the destinations with departure from Dover are operated by Dfds only who provide availability for 176 sailings per week with frequent, all day departures and crossing times shorter than 2 hours. You can also get to your destination with your car because ferries that operate on this crossing allow vehicles.
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Port of DOVER
Dover is one of the main ports in Europe, for both freight and passenger traffic. It is also an important cruise port, the second biggest in the UK, hosting some of the most elegant cruise ships in the world. The passenger terminal, located on the eastern dock, is used for foot passengers, there is an area nearby for taxis, buses and a car park. From the ferry terminal, there are shuttle buses that take you up to board the boats. Inside the terminal, there are ticket offices, car rental offices, bars and refreshment areas. The East Passenger Services Building has currency exchange offices, free wifi, restaurants, a games room for children and waiting rooms for people in transit. The West Passenger Building also has the same services, and both have disabled access.
How to reach the port of Dover
To reach the port, follow the signs for Eastern Dock, the passenger terminal. For those travelling by car from London, follow the M20 to Dover, which joins the A20 at Folkestone. Continue on the latter until you reach the Eastern dock roundabout, where you take the first exit on the left and enter the Dover (Eastern Docks) ferry terminal. There are no private vehicle parking areas inside the port. If you need a car park, private companies provide paid parking lots, such as Relyon Parking or Port Parking. They offer transfer services from the parking area to the port onboard accessible minibuses. For those who want to reach the port by train, Dover Priory is the nearest railway station to the ferry terminals — located just over a mile away. From the station, you can walk to the terminal in about 25 minutes. The nearest international airport is Gatwick, located south of London. Approximately 125 kilometres away along the M20 and then the M25, it is around 1 hour and 20 minutes drive from Dover.
Address: Dover CT16 1JD, United Kingdom
Directions: Google Map @ Dover, port