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Dover Ferry and Port Information

With a history spanning as far back as the Roman era, the Port of Dover has a rich and interesting heritage. Dover Port has been a vital component of cross-Channel traffic for hundreds of years, and has been involved with Royalty - including Kings Henry V and Henry VIII.

Dover Port has been subject to many developments across the centuries, and currently houses ships that are up to 300 metres long, and has depths of water up to 10.5 metres. The Harbour's total size is 1050 acres, 700 acres of which are water.

Port Dover Facilities

Dover Ferry Terminal Facilities

    At the Travel Centre, the Ferry Terminal entrance has the following:

  • SeaFrance, P&O Ferries, and Norfolkline booking desks
  • A bank and cashpoint
  • Bureau de Change
  • Newsagents and cafe
  • Toilets and baby changing
  • Telephones
  • Car rental desk
  • AA shop

Inside Ferry Terminal check-in

    Upon going through check-in, there are two Food Villages with the following amenities:

  • Burger King
  • Cafe
  • Bar
  • Bureau de Change
  • Cashpoint
  • Toilets, showers and baby changing
  • Telephones
  • Shop

Dover Cruise Terminals

Dover Port has two main terminals: Cruise Terminal 1 and Cruise Terminal 2. Cruise Terminal 1 has been adapted from the Edwardian Marine Railway Station, and Cruise Terminal 2 is an up-to-date modern building. Both terminals offer a speedy and efficient check-in with comfortable and roomy departure lounges. The third terminal, Cruise Terminal 3, is for port of call visits from smaller ships. Walkways akin to those seen at airports transport passengers to their cruise ships.

Dover Port Security

The Dover Docks are packed with a multitude of security systems, which include a variety of entry and exit checkpoints. All passengers going through the Docks will have to have security checks.

Special Needs at Dover Port

Below are the special needs and disabled facilities available at Dover Port.

    Ferry Port

  • There are induction loops for passengers wearing aids are ready for use in the main ferry terminal buildings
  • Unisex disabled toilets are dotted through the ferry terminal
  • There is level and/or ramped access at all Dover Port's exits and entrances. Wheelchairs can be provided by a passenger's ferry operator, so please inform them of any special requirements before travel

    Cruise Terminals

  • Wheelchairs are available at both Cruise Terminal 1 and 2
  • Life access in Cruise Terminal 1 and 2
  • Unisex disabled toilets across both Cruise Terminals
  • There are fitted ramps in both buildings, and wheelchair friendly walkways