What is a Day Trip Ticket?

Day trips are available on our Dover to Calais and Cairnryan to Larne routes.

With P&O ferries, France is just a 90 minute sailing away on our Dover to Calais route, giving you the rest of the day to explore your destination at your leisure! Or why not head to Northern Ireland from Scotland in just 2 hours, you'll find plenty to explore for the day!

For information on day trips to France after Brexit visit our dedicated page here, for all you need to know including details on the return of Duty Free!

If you're thinking of booking a Day Trip ticket with us then here are a few things you need to know about this ticket type:

  • All tickets of 'Restricted Duration', which includes Day Trip tickets, are only valid where the outward and return journeys are completed within the specified time, with the same vehicle and passengers and using the same operator. 
  • If you fail to travel on one part of your booking then we may charge you a supplement.
  • That supplement will be the difference between the amount you have paid and the price for the standard single fare appropriate to the sailing used.

To view our latest offers including our Day Trip offers head to our offers pages below, or simply fill out the farefinder with your Day Trip dates to see the best available prices.

Dover to Calais

Cairnryan to Larne

If you have any further queries about your Day Trip ticket please see our full Terms and Conditions or contact our customer service team via email, by clicking the contact us button below.

Our phone lines are currently very busy

Due to the recent UK and EU government announcements regarding changes to COVID-19 travel restrictions, we are currently dealing with an unprecedented number of calls to our contact centre team.

We kindly ask that in order to gain answers to your travel queries quicker, please first consider using our Help Centre above to find the latest travel requirements, entry rules and testing information needed prior to your departure.

If you wish to speak to an advisor regarding your booking, any amendments or cancellations you can contact us via the methods below. If your query relates to travel in more than 7 days time, please try contacting us again closer to your travel date. We’re working hard to assist those with immediate travel requirements. We thank you for your co-operation and patience at this busy time.


If you do prefer to contact us in writing, our postal adress is:

P&O Ferries
Channel House
Channel View Road
CT17 9TJ


Please send any questions or comments to: or submit an enquiry.


Contact our call centre on 01304 44 88 88 between 09:00 and 17:00 Monday to Sunday.

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