Ferries to France
Ferries to France for holidays closer than you think
Take a ferry to France and embark on your European roadtrip!
Whether you’re heading on a spring break, visiting the wine regions of France, or hiking its countryside, let DFDS take you there!
Plus, if Covid-19 puts a stop to your plans, you can cancel & rebook for free with our Travel Guarantee on travel taken before 30 September 2023.
Travel with your vehicle
No baggage restrictions
Duty Free shopping
Choose from Dover – Dunkirk or Dover – Calais routes
Covid-19 Travel Guarantee – free rebookings on crossings taken before 30 September 2023
Amazing adventures closer than you think!
Great holiday destinations are less than 2 hours ferry ride away and we’re ready to take you there!
The ideal start to a road trip, you can shop duty free and enjoy a bite to eat while onboard our ferries before hitting the open road to explore all Europe has to offer.
If you prefer something more relaxing, you could head to the south of France for a beach break, or to the Champagne region for a countryside retreat and a chance to sample the country’s most famous tipple!
From surfing in Biarritz to watching the sunset in Finistère, sampling oysters in Brittany to sipping wine in Burgundy, France is waiting for you to explore and enjoy!
Onboard Experience - Dover-Calais
Relax and unwind on your crossing in the Premium Lounge with complimentary drinks and snacks. To make your crossing even smoother, Priority Boarding allows you to be one of the first to board and disembark. Premium Lounge is only available on selected crossings. Please check before travelling.
Onboard Experience - Dunkirk - Dover
Enjoy your sailing in the peaceful Premium Lounge surroundings as you set sail, taking in the sea views. Priority Boarding can make your crossing even smoother, making you one of the first to board and disembark. Premium Lounge is only available on selected crossings. Please check before travelling.
Duty Free Allowances
DFDS offer unlimited baggage allowance which means you can fill your boots with great duty free deals.
What you can bring back to the UK
- 18 Litres of wine
- 42 litres of beer
- Up to £390 worth of non-alcoholic goods
For more information on what you can bring into the UK and Europe check out our Duty Free FAQs.
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!