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Ferry Crossings

Cross Channel Ferries to France

Ferries to France route map
Burgundy, France
Loire, France
French vineyard

Channel Crossings from UK to France

DFDS offers three cross channel ferry routes from the UK to France, including our most popular Dover to Calais ferry crossing, crossings from Dover to Dunkirk and from Newhaven to Dieppe.

Taking a ferry crossing to France is one of the quickest and most practical ways to venture to the continent and discover the beautiful sights of mainland Europe and France itself. Whether you’re taking a family holiday, a romantic break or a business trip, travelling by ferry with DFDS will be the perfect start to your journey.

Our cross channel ferry routes map shows you all the ports we serve, as well as the key destinations you could travel to once you reach the continent. 

Our Cross-Channel Ferry Routes

Calais town hall
Calais beach with a DFDS ship
Dunkirk memorial
Dunkirk Beach
Dieppe marina
Dieppe from above

Discover France with DFDS

We run up to 24 sailings a day between Dover and the historic port town of Dunkirk. With a crossing time of just two hours, this is one of our most popular routes and an excellent destination for travelling deeper into Europe. 

The coastal town of Calais is a popular holiday resort and an ideal starting point for a French driving holiday. We currently operate up to 30 daily cross channel sailings between Dover and Calais, year-round.

Located near Brighton, the Newhaven port offers a convenient ferry crossing option just an hour's drive from London via the M25. DFDS operates morning and evening ferries, with an additional ferry available during peak periods, taking you to the charming French port of Dieppe. Situated among the stunning cliffs that overlook the English Channel, Dieppe is a picturesque town that is sure to leave you captivated. 

Calais-Dunkerque-Dover Ship
Dieppe, France
Dieppe coast
Dieppe port

Cross the Channel with DFDS

DFDS is one of the leading cross channel ferry operators, with a long history of providing high-quality ferry services between the UK and Europe. Our experienced crew and modern ships ensure a comfortable and stress-free journey every time. 

If you’re looking for cheap cross channel ferry crossings, our range of ticket types to suit your budget and travel plans mean travelling by ferry to France is convenient and easy. You can also book your cross-channel ferry tickets online – start planning your next trip and book yours today. 

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