Hover Speed Ferries

Hoverspeed is one of the quickest ferry crossings for the English Channel from Britain to mainland Europe. The ferry line offers twelve daily sailings departing from Dover and arriving at the Calais ferry port. A second route is offered from Newhaven to Dieppe. This ferry sails twice a day. The Dover to Calais crossing has a total duration of one hour, while the crossing from Newhaven to Dieppe lasts a total of two hours.

Hoverspeed’s entire fleet is comprised of Seacat and Super Seacat ferries; some of the fastest ferries available. The sailing across the English Channel is aimed at being convenient, speedy, and comfortable. Hoverspeed accommodates over 2.5 million passengers every year and is known for providing the fastest available ferry crossing from Britain to France.

Calais sits in Northern France and is the shortest nautical distance point between Britain and France. The city, which overlooks the Strait of Dover, is a port town known for its charming old architecture. The old town is built on an artificial island with bridges connecting it to the city centre and the rest of France. On a clear day, Calais can be seen from Dover.

Dieppe is another French city which can be accessed via ferry across the English Channel. Hoverspeed runs a ferry from Newhaven to Dieppe, which takes about two hours to reached across the English Channel. The city is situated on the Petitcodiac river and is becoming one of the largest cities in the region, boasting the largest regional international airport, as well as large shopping centres and an amusement park.

Departure schedules to both ports can be found online. Reservations on Hoverspeed ferries can be made by contacting them by internet, phone, or by visiting a ticket office at the port of departure. During peak holiday times it is advisable to get a reservation prior to departure, and for passengers who plan to board with a vehicle.

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