How long is the ferry from Dover to Calais?
How long is the ferry from Dover to Calais? The Dover to Calais ferry takes 1 hour and 30 minutes to get from England to France. Only 2 companies operate services upon the route. The Dover Calais ferry routes are the quickest and most popular way to cross the English Channel by ferry with over 9 million passengers travelling on the routes in 2018 alone. How far is it from Dover to Calais? It is approximately 27 nautical miles or 31 standard miles from Dover ferry port to Calais ferry port. Although it’s the shortest sailing to France it’s not the shortest point between the two countries. The shortest distance across the English Channel is from South Foreland in Kent to Cap Gris Nez in France. The distance between the two points is around, 20.7 miles or 18 nautical miles. Furthermore, because it’s the shortest distance it is also used by those attempting to swim across the channel. Can you see France from England? On a clear day, you can quite easily see France from England and vice versa with the naked eye. One of the most famous sights that can be seen from France is the white cliffs of […]
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Best time to book a ferry to France
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