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Folkestone - Calais ferry

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Folkestone - Calais ferry
Location Map ( geo)
Sealink Ferry at Folkestone Harbour Pier, 1979 - Geograph - 4409068.jpg
Sealink Ferry at Folkestone Harbour Pier, 1979
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From:  Folkestone
To:  Calais
Distance:  50.8 km (31.6 miles)
Kent • France
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Current Operator
On road(s)
A260, N216 (France)
Crossings related to the A260
Crossings related to the N216 (France)

The Folkestone - Calais was a semi-regular ferry that ran to Calais. A Ro/Ro linkspan was built at Folkestone in 1972. With increased competiton from the Dover-Calais route (the port at Dover is able to offer more reliable sailings in worse weather conditions and a shorter journey time to Calais while Boulogne at the time had better rail links to Paris), Sealink transferred all Folkestone operations to Boulogne in June 1984.


British Side

Route To Notes


London, Canterbury, Dover (A20, M20)


Hastings (A259)

French Side

Route To Notes


A16, A26, Calais, Dunkerque, St Omer, Remis, Paris


Name IMO Operator Dates Notes
Hengist 7205063 Sealink 1972-1984 Also operated on Folkestone - Boulogne route during this period.
Horsa 7205075 Sealink 1972-1984 Also operated on Folkestone - Boulogne route during this period.


Folkestone - Calais ferry
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Sealink Ferry at Folkestone Harbour Pier, 1979 - Geograph - 4409068.jpg
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