Dover cruise port

Dover's iconic White Cliffs have been a hive of seafaring activity for thousands of years. Today excellent road and high speed rail connections make the town easily accessible from across the UK.

Dover Cruise Terminal has fast and efficient check-in desks, a spacious departure area with plenty of seating and a café-bar. 

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Travelling to Dover by Car

Arriving at the Cruise Terminal in Dover

If you are travelling by car to reach your departure port and are using a SatNav to direct you, please use the following postcode:

Dover Cruise Terminal: CT17 9DQ


From M25 Clockwise

  • Exit the M25 at Junction 3 (sign posted Maidstone, Channel Tunnel, Dover & M20).
  • Join the M20 and continue for approximately 50 miles until Junction 13, where the motorway merges into the A20.
  • Continue on the A20 for approximately 9 miles into Dover.

From M25 Anticlockwise

  • Exit the M25 at Junction 5 (signed Maidstone, Channel Tunnel, Dover, M26 (M20)).
  • Join the M26 and then join the M20 at Junction 3.
  • Continue on the M20 for approximately 40 miles until Junction 13, where the motorway merges into the A20.
  • Continue on the A20 for approximately 9 miles into Dover.

From the M20/A20 you will be able to see your cruise ship alongside the terminal as you approach Dover. The terminal will be clearly signed from the A20 and is only some 100m off the roundabout exit. If you are approaching from the M2/A2 direction then just follow the signs for the Dover Western Docks (please do not enter the Eastern Docks) along the A20 dual carriageway until you pick up the signs for the cruise terminal.

Click here to download details for getting to Dover Cruise Terminal by car.

Car parking at Dover Cruise Terminal

Should you require car parking at your departure port, please see the following information:

Parking directly at the Port  

Company: Dover Harbour Board
Price: From £10.50 per night (subject to a minimum charge of £38).
Tel: 0844 504 1771
or visit
Pre booking is required.

Off site parking

Company: Relyon Park and Ride Service
Price: From just £5.25 per day or part there of.
Tel: 01304 201227
or visit
Car parking must be booked 48 hours in advance to receive these exclusive rates.
Please note that Relyon operate a complimentary minibus shuttle service to/from the cruise terminal and subsequently is not recommended for those who may have limited mobility.

Travelling to Dover by Train

For those wishing to book a taxi pick up:

Company: Dover Heritage Taxis
Tel No: 01304 201915 / 01304 204420
Other companies are also available.

Travelling to Dover by Coach

Eavesway Coach Travel

We are pleased to offer a range of services, designed to make joining your cruise ship easier and more convenient. Eavesway Coach Travel will operate the following routes to and from Dover:

  • North West
  • Yorkshire
  • North Wales

To book, simply call Eavesway Cruiselink on 01942 727985 (Option 1).

View our Eavesway Coaches information and prices

Ports Direct

Ports Direct Limited are proud to be able to offer Fred. Olsen guests a range of Shared and Private door to door transfer options to/from the main UK cruise ports & airports including transfers to/from any hotel pre/post the cruise.

Services can be booked online at or by calling Ports Direct on either
0843 0843 003 or 01268 747317.

Nationwide transfers are carefully planned by Ports Direct in order to be as direct to/from the cruise port as possible, and the company guarantees that all services will be operated (irrespective of final passenger numbers booked)

For full details of this nationwide service please click here

Travelling to Dover by Air

Regional flight & transfer connections

Should your selected cruise not depart near you, we are pleased to offer a regional flight & transfer service. For a supplement, we can arrange a UK domestic flight from around the UK and if required, a taxi transfer from the UK arrival airport to the departure port or connecting UK airport. This service is available for both ex UK and fly cruise holidays. Flights & transfers are subject to availability and conditions apply. Each regional flight & transfer request will be priced on an individual basis.

To obtain a quote, please contact our Guest Services Department on 0800 0355 145.

Dover Hotels

SuperBreakTake advantage of special pre-cruise hotel savings for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines guests.

Special savings apply for Fred. Olsen cruise guests for pre-cruise and post-cruise hotel breaks via our partner Superbreak.

Pre-cruise stopovers

Avoid the last-minute rush to the docks and start your cruise holiday early by booking a pre-cruise package: a night in a hotel and up to 15 days' parking. Pre-cruise breaks are available for guests departing on cruises from Southampton, Dover and Portsmouth.

Either visit
Or call Superbreak on 0871 700 4395 and quote “fred” when making your booking.

Prices are based on 2 people sharing a twin/double room (where applicable) but may be subject to change and availability.

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