Port of Dover

Europe's busiest passenger port

The Port of Dover is Europe’s busiest ferry port, a vital international gateway for the movement of passengers and trade. It is also an award-winning cruise port, the second busiest in the UK and hosts some of the world’s most prestigious cruise lines. Other successful businesses include a cargo terminal, a top award-winning marina and several niche activities. The business mix is diverse. 

Driven by massive investment, state of the art facilities, excellent modern transport links and award winning customer service, the port is very much a 21st century operation. 

Just minutes from the Channel shipping lanes and less than two hours’ drive from London, Dover is perfect for travelling to Kent – it’s only 21 miles from France! All major ferry crossings operate from Dover, with journey times varying from 90 minutes to 2 hours. 

Catering for cars, motorcycles, coaches, freight and foot passengers, the Port operates a smooth and high-standard service, ensuring your journey is as perfect as possible. 

As one of Europe’s largest and busiest passenger ports, the Port of Dover has played a key part in history. Formed in 1606 by King James I, and with the spectacular White Cliffs welcoming visitors with a hearty English hello, it remains one of the most iconic and memorable parts of the Kent landscape, truly deserving of its title as the gateway to the UK and Europe.

Discover more at www.doverport.co.uk