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Ferry Crossings
Dover - Dunkirk
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Ferry Crossings

Dover to Dunkirk Ferries: Your Gateway to French Adventures

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

Plan your next adventure with the help of GetYourGuide and if you’re taking your EV, check out Spirii who provide an extensive guide to EV charging points across Europe!

You can save even more by shopping Duty Free onboard, at our shoreside Duty Free Shops and even reserve from home with our Reserve & Collect service.

Travel to Dunkirk often? See our Multi Trip offers to find out how much you could save.

Please note: You cannot travel as a foot passenger on this route, you can only travel with a vehicle.

Shop Duty Free

No baggage restrictions

Travel with your vehicle

Up to 24 daily crossings

    Great destinations within driving distance of ports

    Save up to 50% vs UK high street

    Pet friendly

    Travel Guarantee – rebook for free if travel is impacted by Covid-19. Valid for crossings take before 30 Sept 2023.

    Earn Nectar points on your booking

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



Week 22

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 way, and historic sites for the history buffs, you’ll not be short of things to do. 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.

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For inspiration of places to visit and things to do, take a look at our Travel Guide pages or itineraries below:

Our Routes to France

Onboard Experience

Cote D'Opale

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 Winner 2022

Award Winning Ferry Crossings

We are proud to have been voted World’s Leading Ferry Operator 2022 at this year’s World Travel Awards for the 12th year in a row! We have also won Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2012-2022 and World’s Best Ferry Operator Website 2021-2022.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us and voted for us for over 12 years. Let’s sail the seas together with world class service!

Prices are subject to availability. Telephone booking fees apply. Terms and conditions apply. Some banks may charge a fee when paying in a different currency.