Ferry Crossings
Dover - Dunkirk
car + 4 one way
Ferry Crossings


Travel to France on our Dover to Dunkirk ferry route, giving you easy access to northern France, Belgium, the Netherlands and more.

Shop Duty Free onboard our ferries to France, at our shoreside Duty Free Shop in Dunkerque and reserve from the comfort of your home with our Reserve & Collect service.

If your plans change, our Travel Guarantee means you can cancel and rebook for free on travel taken before 30 September 2023.

Please note: You cannot travel as a foot passenger on the Dover-Dunkirk route, you can only travel with a vehicle.

Shop Duty Free

No baggage restrictions

Travel with your vehicle

Up to 24 daily crossings

    Save up to 50% vs UK high street

    2 hour crossings

    Pet friendly

    Travel Guarantee - free cancellations on crossings taken before 30 September 2023

    Try off peak times for great deals

    Earn Nectar points on your booking

    Travel +/- 4 hours either side of your booked sailing time. Subject to availability



Week 31

Regular sailings for the current week listed in local time

Please note that timetables may change subject to weather conditions.

Kids shopping for toys
Couple tasting wine in Duty Free shop
Man shopping in our duty free shop

Discover DFDS Duty Free

It’s so easy to browse and buy Duty Free onboard, in our portside shops and even from the comfort of home! Reserve beers, wines and spirits from a choice of hundreds online with our Reserve & Collect service. Select a pick-up time to suit you and collect from our Duty Free Shops. It’s easy:

  • Reserve your Duty Free Shopping online
  • Select a convenient collection time
  • Collect from our Dunkerque Duty Free Shop

Our Dunkerque & Calais Duty Free Shops have thousands of great deals on alcohol, Lego, confectionery and toys. Plus, you can park right outside so it’s easy to fill your boot with bulk buys on Duty Free.

Onboard, you can spend your sailing browsing the designer perfumes, cosmetics and technology in our Duty Free Sea Shops with savings of up to 50% vs UK high street.

Little girl on deck of DFDS ferry

Adventure Awaits

Travel to France on our unique Dover to Dunkirk ferry route. With stunning scenery along the Normandy coastline, and historic sites for the history buffs, you’ll not be short of things to do on arrival. Our Dunkirk port is less than 30 minutes from the Belgium border, where you can sample handmade chocolate, freshly brewed beer and discover world famous art.

With up to 24 departures a day, and a two hour crossing time, Dover to Dunkirk is perfect for a day trip or the starting point for a European holiday.

Dover to France ferry prices can differ depending on the ticket type. Try looking at off peak times for cheaper rates. You can travel on the crossing each side of your booked sailing time with an Economy ticket.For more flexibility, a Flexi ticket allows you to travel up to 72 hours either side of your original booking, subject to availability and amend without fees.

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Onboard Experience

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Ferries to France

With DFDS, it’s easy to sail from Dover to France. Our routes include crossings from Dover to Calais and Dunkirk, as well as Newhaven to Dieppe, all with comfortable onboard facilities so you can really relax and enjoy the journey.

Enjoy a bite to eat and take the kids to the soft play area or even explore outside on deck.

With DFDS your holiday starts as soon as you set sail.

Only vehicle travel is permitted on our Dover - France routes. Foot passengers are not permitted.

WTA and BTA Awards Voting

We’ve been nominated!

We’re thrilled to have been nominated for two prestigious awards this year!

We’ve been nominated in the British Travel Awards in the category of Best Ferry Operator for Routes from/to UK Ports.

Plus, we’ve been nominated in the World Travel Awards for Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator!

Help support us with your vote so we can continue to deliver our award-winning service and ferry travel to you, our wonderful customers!

Prices are subject to availability. Telephone booking fees apply. Terms and conditions apply.