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Calais is the predominant port for crossing the English Channel, with over 60 crossings a day made by catamarans and ferries to the English port of Dover. The famous white cliffs can be seen from Calais on a clear day, and with the SeaFrance and P&O jumbo ferries, the trip to the cliffs can be made in just 75 minutes.
SeaFrance crosses the channel on the hour, seven days a week. The journey time on this ferry is 1 hour, 10 minutes aboard the SeaFrance Rodin vessel, and 1 hour, 30 minutes aboard all other ferries. Snacks and banking services are available onboard.
P&O Ferries provides space for 650 cars and over 2,000 passengers. Passengers should arrive at the dock 30 minutes before departure. With both ferry companies, disabled persons' access on the ships is very good.
Inside the Calais Ferry Port terminal you'll find shops, cafes, restaurants and a bureau de change. The terminal is located within the city centre, making the conveniences of the city easily accessible.
If you've made the journey without a car and wish to rent one, there are several options. One option is to arrange car hire at the kiosks in the terminal building when you arrive but this can be expensive and a car is not guaranteed to be available. The most convenient and cost-effective way is to compare and book car hire online in advance. This way a car is guaranteed and you simply collect your car and drive away.
The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.
To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).