Dover-Dunkirk

Trailer

Reefer trailer

Hazardous cargo

Self-drive

Dover to Dunkirk

Download schedule
Sailing time: 2 hours

Mon-Fri

02:00
04:00
06:00
08:00
10:00
12:00
14:00
16:00
18:00
20:00
22:00
23:59

Sat

02:00
04:00
06:00
08:00
10:00
12:00
14:00
16:00
18:00
-
22:00
-

Sun

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08:00
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12:00
14:00
16:00
18:00
20:00
22:00
23:59

Cut-off times

Driver-accompanied transport: 2 hours before departure

Unaccompanied trailers: 2 hours before departure

Hazardous units: 2 hours before departure

Abnormal loads: 2 hours before departure

Livestock: 2 hours before departure

Cross the Channel with the DFDS Spot online ticket

  • No account needed
  • Pay by credit/debit card
  • Easy online booking
  • Book on any device - simply book, pay, go

Book and track

Our intuitive online booking system works on any device, so you can book, update and track shipments at your convenience.

Our services

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Priority lane service

During the busy periods, a limited amount of vessel space will be available to freight customers who are willing to pay an additional fee of €20 or £20 to depart on an earlier sailing.

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DFDS App

The new DFDS App gives you live updates on the Eastern Channel and check-in status for sailings between Dover-Calais and Dover-Dunkirk. It is available in 13 languages for iPhone and Android.

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Security advice

We have worked to improve our security by installing double security fencing to the whole perimeter of the Dunkirk terminal, which complies with the ISPS regulations. Therefore, along with the additional number of security personnel and improved camera systems, DFDS continue to support prevention of clandestine activity as much as we possibly can. You can see more information below:

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Let us help with hazardous

We know that shipping hazardous goods can be an administrative burden. It shouldn’t be - which is why we offer the following:

• Hazardous DGN pre shipment advisement service

• Hazardous labels available to purchase at the port

Contact us

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Dunkirk

While on board

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Are you a freight driver? Join the RoadKings Club

Sign up to become a RoadKings Club member via the DFDS – Ferries and Terminals App and you’ll receive a 15% discount in our onboard Duty Free shops when you travel with us.

Click below to find out how to join and learn more about the benefits you get with the RoadKings Club.

Service charges

MGO BAF Charges

July 2022
5.07 €/Lmn
4.33 £/Lmn

August 2022
4.95 €/Lmn
4.23 £/Lmn

What is MGO BAF?

The MGO BAF, or Marine Gas Oil Bunker Adjustment Factor, compensates for fluctuations in the price of a ship's fuel.

If the price rises above a certain level, a surcharge will be applied. If the price drops below a certain level, a reduction in the surcharge will be applied.

MGO BAF Eastern Channel charge

The MGO BAF for the Eastern Channel is charged on a per unit basis. For further information or to request a monthly email update please contact the Eastern Channel Freight Sales department.

Hazardous and abnormal loads

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Abnormal loads

Any request for exceeding dimensions will have to be subject to examination and approval by the technical department of the Port (48 hours before departure). Vehicles in excess of the dimensions below are classified as Out Of Gauge and are subject to Port's approval.

  • Width: 3m
  • Length: 20m
  • Weight: 44t
  • Height: 4.2m

Please note that if the minimum ground clearance is below 0.3m, please email dover.fbookings@dfds.com for guidance as approval may be required.

For an OOG form, please click on the link: Abnormal Load Form 2020

Frequently asked questions

Visit our support pages for additional information about surcharges, terms & conditions, hazardous goods, DFDS' environmental impact, booking systems and more.

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