Dover-Calais ferry crossing | Customs and Immigration

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Extremely quick border crossing traveling from the UK to France for EU citizens. No UK immigration, French immigration in Dover just waved us through. We crossed nearly 3 hours earlier than booked. The shipping company DFDS changed the booking without additional charges. GBP 80 for 2 adults and a small camper.

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Here some more info I wish I had had beforehand: There are 3 ferry lines, DFDS, Irish and P&O, each taking about 1 1/2 h. Also there is the train/tunnel, faster (~30min crossing), but a bit more expensive and no view. Maybe worth it in stormy weather.
The police helped me look far a cheap ticket online, but if you book for the same day it is very expensive, as in double the price. In the end, I booked a ticket for the next day (4am) with Irish Ferries for 78£ (Hilux with small slide-in camper with driver only) which came with a free flex option. With that I could get on their next boat at 7pm the same day. It seems common that they let you on an earlier boat if there is room. Also they didn't check the vehicle dimensions very carefully. Overall everybody is helpful and relaxed.
There is no customs on this side.

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Extremely quick border crossing traveling from the UK to France for EU citizens. No UK immigration, French immigration in Dover just waved us through. We crossed nearly 3 hours earlier than booked. The shipping company DFDS changed the booking without additional charges. GBP 80 for 2 adults and a small camper.

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