Irish Ferries are expanding their reach with a new Dover to Calais service, bolstering the connections between the UK and France.

The inaugural service began with the Isle of Inishmore setting sail from Dover to Calais on Tuesday 29 June, bringing even more choice for those wanting to cross the channel.

The crossing takes 90 minutes, and there will be up to 10 crossings per day on the newly refurbished Isle of Inishmore.

This additional crossing of the English channel provides even more choice of providers for those wanting to travel to the Continent, and expands Irish Ferries’ network, which covers routes between the UK and Ireland, Ireland and France, and now the UK and France.

With fares starting at £69 for a vehicle and driver, plus a £130 supplement for motorhomes and caravans up to 8m in length, its an affordable way to cross the Channel for European adventures, as travel restrictions start to ease.

The refurbished Isle of Inishmore boasts an upgraded Club Class Lounge which has 360-degree views, free wifi, a soft play area to entertain the kids, a Duty Free shop, and a choice of Boylan’s Brasserie or Café Lafayette where you can refuel or relax with a drink. There’s also an indoor promenade as well as outdoor decks where you can enjoy the fresh sea air.

Irish Ferries’ ‘Travel Safe’ programme ensures plenty of space for maintaining social distancing on board, as well as the security of checking in from the safety of your own vehicle. You can also rest easy knowing that you have opportunities for changing your bookings at the last minute with the Flexibility Option.

For more information and to book your crossing, visit