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Ferry crossings

Gateway to Europe from London



Ferry travel is an easy, convenient and affordable way to reach Europe from London. With 4 routes from the UK to Europe, you have your pick of options depending where you are travelling to.

Daily crossings

Excellent onboard facilities

Travel with your vehicle

No baggage restrictions

    Choice of ferry routes

    Easy motorway access to our ports

    Travel from London to France or London to Holland

    Freedom of self-drive

Couple onboard Dover-France ferry


Family on deck Dover-Calais

Dover - Dunkirk or Calais

Dover is a 2 to 2 ½ hour drive from central London via the M20 or the M2. Once you arrive in Dover, the check-in process is quick and easy, but of course leave time for immigration checks. Once you drive onboard, you’re less than 2 hours from France.

Our spacious, modern ferries means you can unwind as soon as you’re onboard. Soak in the sea views or fill your lungs with the fresh air. Our 7 Seas restaurant is ready to provide you with filling hot meals, or pick up something lighter in our cafe. Head to our shop for offers on designer items, cosmetics and alcohol often better than the high street. Bringing little ones? No problem, keep them busy in our Pirates Island play area.

Bar onboard Newcastle-Amsterdam

Newcastle - Amsterdam

If you’re travelling from London to Newcastle it’s a 5 to 5 ½ hour drive, or catch the train from Kings Cross and you’ll be in Newcastle in around 3 hours.

This overnight crossing offers a relaxing cruise ferry experience. All bookings include a private en suite cabin and there are several restaurants, bars with live entertainment, and cinema onboard. Why not test your luck in our casino or pick up a treat in the shop? There’s our soft play and arcade games for the kids, too. After a night of wining and dining, head back to our comfortable en suite cabin and relax into slumber as we cruise you to the continent.

Our routes

Onboard experience

Louvre Museum, Paris

Getaway to Europe

If you’re heading from London to Paris it’s easy by ferry. Both our Calais and Dunkirk ports are around 3 ½ hours from the French capital. Our Dunkirk port sits just 6 miles from the Belgian border, giving you easy access to Belgium, Germany, Holland and eastern Europe. Calais is perfect if you’re heading south.

Or if you are travelling on our Newcastle-Amsterdam and travelling from London to Holland, you’ll find our port provides easy access to Amsterdam and the rest of the Netherlands. Germany and Belgium are both just 90 from port and France under 200 miles.


Championing the Seas!  

We're elated to announce that DFDS has once again retained its title as Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator at the 2024 World Travel Awards.

This accolade wouldn’t have been possible without you, our loyal passengers. Thank you for recognising the hard work of our exceptional team members who are dedicated to ensuring each voyage is as exceptional as the next.

Your ongoing support is the anchor to our success.

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