DFDS ferry Dover-France
Ferry crossings

Ferries to France - Dover-Dunkirk

Ferry crossings


DFDS are the only operator to offer ferries between Dover and Dunkirk. Taking just two hours, and with up to 24 sailings a day, they are perfect for a day trip or as the start point for a European holiday.

We also have a Dover-Calais route which operates up to 30 daily sailings and a route across the western Channel from Newhaven to Dieppe, which sails up to 6 times a day depending on the season.

Up to 24 daily sailings

2 hour crossing

Travel with your vehicle

Excellent onboard facilities

    Book direct for the best prices

    Sail with your car, caravan, motorhome, motorbike​ or bicycle

    Pet travel available​​



Week 22

Regular sailings for the current week listed in local time

Please note that timetables may change subject to weather conditions.

Family onboard Dover-Dunkirk

Quality onboard experience

The 3 modern vessels operating on the Dunkirk route are packed with excellent facilities to ensure you have an enjoyable crossing. Relax with a drink and admire the sea views or catch the news and sport in the Lighthouse Café.

Our onboard shop sells a selection of cosmetics, fragrances, beers, wines and spirits, souvenirs and travel essentials.

Kids will love the Pirates’ Island play area, and if you want a more luxurious crossing, book yourself into the Premium Lounge and enjoy the complimentary drinks, fruit and pastries.

There are 2 restaurants onboard our ferries. 7 Seas restaurant offers your classic comfort food, delicious desserts and vegetarian options, all at an affordable price. As you dine you can take in stunning panoramas across the ocean. Horizon Snack Bar provides a great New-York Deli experience – you choose the ingredients for your meal. Great to keep the kids happy! There are also lighter snacks and confectionary available at Lighthouse Cafe.

Driving in France

Getaway to Europe

Our short, convenient sailings from Dover to Dunkirk are the perfect way to start a trip to Europe. Dunkirk is less than 25 miles north of our Calais port, so like Calais, it provides easy access to destinations in France, Germany, Holland and Belgium, as well as further afield. No matter where you’re heading, it all starts with a ferry crossing from DFDS.

Our routes to France

Onboard experience

DFDS Dover Seaways

Our tickets

We offer a range of ticket types on our routes to France. Our Economy tickets mean you can travel on the sailing before or after your booked crossing time.

For more flexibility, book a Flexi ticket which allows you to travel up to 72 hours either side of your original booking, subject to availability and amend without fees. Regular travellers should book Multi-Trip tickets for savings on your crossings over the course of the year.

We also have seasonal special offers during the year, so be sure to keep checking the offers section of the website or sign up to our e-newsletter.

Please click here to view our Best Price Direct terms.

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!

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