Ferry Crossings

Cross Channel Ferries to France

Ferry Crossings
Ferries to France route map
Burgundy, France
Loire, France
France countryside
Vineyard in Bordeaux, France
Vineyard in Loire Valley, France

Cross Channel Ferry Routes

DFDS offers a range of cross channel ferry routes from the UK to Europe, including the popular Dover to Calais ferry crossing, as well as cross channel ferry crossings from Dover to Dunkirk and Newhaven to Dieppe.

Taking a ferry crossing to France is one of the most popular ways to enjoy the beautiful sights and sounds 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 starting point 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

Couple in Calais
Calais Beach
Calais - Shopping
Dunkirk beach
Battlefields in France - Dunkirk
Historical Dunkirk

Discover France


We run up to twelve sailings a day from Dover to 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 France or neighbouring countries.


The coastal town of Calais is a popular holiday resort in its own right thanks to its bustling shopping district and miles of sandy beaches. It’s also an ideal starting point for a French driving holiday. We currently operate 30 daily cross channel sailings from Dover to 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.

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.

Our competitive cross channel ferry prices, with a 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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