French Connections

The port of Dover has long been one of the main departure points for UK travellers visiting France and is situated on one of the busiest stretches of the English Channel.

The port has centuries of maritime heritage. Since the presentation of a Royal Charter in 1606, Dover has been providing a maritime service for over 400 years.

The port at Dover has great facilities, excellent transport links and offers good customer service. There are four ferry companies operating between the port and Calais and Dunkerque, providing the greatest choice and some of the fastest sea crossings to France.

The facilities available to passengers includes various food outlets, bureau de change, ATM, vending machines as well as shops selling snacks, newspapers, confectionary, maps and other useful travel essentials. There are also toilets, disabled toilets, showers and baby changing facilities.

If you are spending some time in Dover then it is definitely worth checking out some of the historical sites in the area such as the historic Dover Castle, which has history extending back to Roman times. Or you can take a refreshing walk along the famous White Cliffs of Dover or visit some of the numerous Kentish villages in the surrounding countryside. For longer visits explore the historic Cathedral city of Canterbury nearby, which offers excellent shopping and restaurants.