Dover Port Parking
Information about Parking in Dover Port
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The Port of Dover is located in the south east of England and is the closest English port to France. It is one of the busiest ports in the world with 11.7 million passengers passing through in 2017. As well as providing passenger ferry crossings the Port of Dover also offers services for freight and lorries. Dover Port has 2 piers and 8 berths.
The Port of Dover is split between the East and West Docks which are around 1 kilometer apartment on the shore. The Eastern Dock runs three passenger ferry services to France with crossings available for foot passengers and motorists. The Western Dock is where the Dover Cruise Terminal is located and up to 3 cruise ships can berth here.
If you are travelling to Calais in France you can catch a P&O Ferry from the Port of Dover. This company runs 23 ferry crossings between Dover and Calais every day. These crossings take 1 and a half hours and are available for both foot passengers and motorists.
Travelling between Dover and Calais with a vehicle is possible with P&O Ferries and with DFDS Seaways. DFDS Seaways also offers a service between Dover and Dunkirk for motorists which operates 12 times a day and takes around 2 hours.
The Port of Dover also has a public marina located just 20 miles from France which makes it perfect for channel crossings in private boats. There are 160 berths at The Wellington Dock, 107 berths at the Tidal Harbour and 133 berths at Grainville Dock.
Dover is an important and historic port, with evidence that the Romans used the port and moving forward to more modern history, in 1422 Richard Coeur de Lion left from Dover on the crusade. It is also famous for the surrounding and beautiful White Cliffs of Dover.
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Car parking at Port of Dover for ferry passengers is not available. There is a park and ride service for ferry passengers available from the Coombe Valley Industrial Estate run by Relyon Group. This car park is around 2 and a half miles from the port and shuttle buses run frequently to the docks. Parking is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with charges starting at £5.25 per day. You will need to book this service in advance online or by calling 01304 201227.
Dover Port Parking is a service run independently of the port itself. They provide 24 parking with space for over 300 vehicles. If you are departing Dover on a cruise or ferry you are able to leave your vehicle here and use their minibus service to get to the Dover cruise terminal. Cruise parking is from £5 per day. This service needs to be booked in advance online or by calling 01304 211718.
If you are using the marina at the Port of Dover there is parking available near the Marina Office, the Granville Dock and Wellington Dock. Prices for parking in these areas starts at £11.00 per month or £125.00 for annual berth permit holders.
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By Train: The closest train station to the Port of Dover is Dover Priory station which links London and Dover. It is around a 25-minute walk from this station to the passenger terminal at the Port.
By Car: In your sat nav you can enter the post code CT136 1JA or follow the M20 from London.
By Ferry: International cruises stop at the Port of Dover, and passenger ferries run from Calais and Dunkirk in France.
By Plane: The nearest airport is Gatwick which is around an 1 and a half hour drive from Dover.
Disabled Parking in Dover Port
Dover Port parking for disabled visitors and guests is unavailable. If you are using one of the park and ride services offered by other companies you are able to request wheelchair accessible minibuses.
To search for the disabled car park that is closest to the Port of Dover, see the Blue Badge Parking website.
Electric vehicle charging stations are available at several locations in Dover. The closest ones to Port of Dover are:
- St James Retail Park
A network of all electric vehicle charging points can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
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What services are available at the Port of Dover?
The Passenger Terminal for those crossing the channel on a ferry as a foot passenger includes a taxi rank, hire car services, a Costa Coffee kiosk and public toilets.
The Passenger Services Building East is open for check-in for ferry passengers and services available there include currency exchange services, toilets, free WiFi, Costa Coffee, WHSmiths and a Burger King. The Passenger Services Building West also has the same facilities as the east building.
How can I contact P&O Ferries?
If you are travelling on P&O Ferries you can call them on +44 0800 1300 030 for passenger bookings or +44 01304 863 340 for freight enquiries.
How can I contact DFDS Seaways?
If you are travelling on DFDS Seaways you can call them on +44 0871 230 0440 for passenger bookings or +44 01304 874 001 for freight enquiries.
Can I stay in my vehicle during a ferry crossing?
No, motorists are not permitted to stay in their vehicle during a crossing.
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