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Overnight Ferries to France

Experience the convenience of overnight crossings with DFDS

Embarking on an overnight crossing with DFDS offers a range of benefits, no matter which route you choose. Whether you're sailing from Dover to Calais or Dunkirk, Newhaven to Dieppe, or Rosslare to Dunkirk, our overnight crossings provide a convenient and efficient way to reach your destination. By travelling while you sleep, you'll maximise your time, arriving in France refreshed and ready to explore.

Excellent Onboard Facilities

Travel while you rest

Regular overnight sailings

4 routes to France

    Cabins available on our Newhaven-Dieppe and Rosslare-Dunkirk routes (cabin included on Rosslare-Dunkirk)

    Dine onboard – Food available 24 hours on Dover and Newhaven routes, all meals included on Rosslare-Dunkirk

    Travel with your car, campervan or any other vehicle



Week 21

Tuesday, 21 May 2024

Check-in closes03:40

Tuesday, 21 May 2024

Check-in closes06:40

Tuesday, 21 May 2024

Check-in closes08:10

Tuesday, 21 May 2024

Check-in closes09:40

Tuesday, 21 May 2024

Check-in closes11:55

Tuesday, 21 May 2024

Check-in closes13:25

Tuesday, 21 May 2024

Check-in closes14:55

Tuesday, 21 May 2024

Check-in closes17:10

Tuesday, 21 May 2024

Check-in closes18:40

Tuesday, 21 May 2024

Check-in closes20:10

Wednesday, 22 May 2024

Check-in closes23:35

Regular sailings for the current week listed in local time

Please note that timetables may change subject to weather conditions.

Overnight ferier route map
Overnight Ferries - Dunkirk)
Overnight Ferries - Normandy
Overnight Ferries - French Riviera

Set sail for France!

Our ferries to France from the UK provide you with effortless access to Europe’s most popular destinations. From the charming towns of Calais and Dunkirk to the cultural hub of Dieppe, or even an overnight ferry from Ireland to France via Rosslare to Dunkirk – your overnight crossing with DFDS is just the beginning of an incredible journey.

Once you arrive, a world of captivating destinations and unforgettable experiences awaits. Whether you're seeking scenic road trips, historical landmarks, or picturesque coastal towns, France is a gateway to it all.

France is renowned for its scenic roadways, perfect for adventurers seeking the freedom of the open road. Drive along the stunning French Riviera, cruise through the iconic Loire Valley, or navigate the enchanting routes of Provence. The possibilities are endless, and every turn offers a new and captivating view. Or why not explore the picturesque region of Normandy. Immerse yourself in its rich history and visit the historic D-Day landing beaches.

You’ll also be perfectly placed for venturing further afield to exciting destinations in Belgium, Germany and beyond.

Information on Overnight Ferry Crossings

Departure ports with overnight crossings Dover, Newhaven & Rosslare
Destination ports with overnight crossings Calais, Dunkirk & Dieppe
Popular overnight sailing times (Dover - Calais or Dunkirk) 00:15, 02:20 and 03:40
Popular overnight sailing times (Newhaven-Dieppe) 23:00
Popular overnight sailing times (Rosslare - Dunkirk) 23:55
Overnight sailing price (Dover - Calais or Dunkirk) From £68 for car + 4 people
Overnight sailing price (Newhaven - Dieppe) From £49 for car + 2 people
Overnight sailing price (Rosslare - Dunkirk) From €400 for car + 4 people

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Travel Guides

Why choose an overnight ferry to France?

Our overnight ferries to France from the UK, allow you to travel at quieter times, giving you the opportunity to relax and ensuring you arrive energised and ready to dive into your French adventure. No wasted daylight hours and more time for exploring – it's a win-win!

Experience unparalleled comfort during your journey with DFDS. On our Dover to France routes, you'll find ample spaces to relax and unwind during your journey. From comfortable and quiet seating areas to our cosy and luxurious Premium Lounge and Relax Lounge*, there’s plenty of space to kick back, read a book, or even have a nap as you sail across the Channel.

On our Newhaven to Dieppe and Rosslare to Dunkirk routes, well-appointed cabins are designed with your relaxation in mind. Sink into cosy beds, enjoy en-suite facilities, and wake up to breath-taking sea views. A good night's sleep has never been more luxurious.

*Relax Lounge is only available on Dover-Dunkirk. Premium and Relax Lounges available as upgrades for an additional fee.


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.

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.