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Dover Port general information

If you’re cruising from Dover Port, we’ve collected the ‘must-know’ information you’ll need in one easy-to-read guide.

Dover Port parking

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Heading out on a relaxing cruise? Don’t forget to pre-book your port parking to ensure departure day is all plain sailing. Booking your Dover Port parking with APH will not only leave you stress-free, you’ll also receive great discounts when you pre-book. APH has more than 42 years’ experience, so you can be assured that your pre-booked space will be guaranteed and your car will be well looked after.

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All about Dover Port

Dover Port was established in 1606 and is now Europe’s busiest ferry port and is the second busiest in the UK. It is the nearest English port to France, just 21 miles away, and sees 16million passengers, 2.1million lorries, 2.8million cars and motorcycles and 86,000 coaches pass through the port each year.

Getting There

Sitting 70 miles from London, Dover Port is easily accessible by road. The M20 is the quickest and most direct route and we have multiple port car parking options to make your journey easy and stress-free. Find out more here   


Dover Port is often referred to as the ‘Gateway to Europe’, as it offers ferry crossings 24 hours a day to Calais and Dunkerque. Multiple operators run cruises to destinations across Europe, from Norway to the Canary Islands.

Disabled Passenger Details

Dover Port offers easy accessibility to both of its main terminals for all disabled passengers.

Wi-Fi access

There is free WiFi at the Port of Dover’s Eastern Docks.

Port map

Dover Port map

Dover Dock, Dover, Kent, CT16 1LT


Dover is accessible via the M20 and the A2. Choose post code CT16 1JA when using satnav.