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Ferries to France for tour and coach operators

If you’re planning on taking a coach across the Channel, then our 3 routes to France are ideal, promising your driver and customers a quick, convenient crossing, plus an enjoyable onboard experience.

With ports in Dunkirk and Calais, both of which have excellent access to Europe’s motorway network, it’s easy to drive into France, Belgium, Germany, Holland and beyond.

Make group travel easier with coach travel on our Newhaven-Dieppe ferry which offers convenient access to Western France. From here explore Normandy, head south to Paris or the stunning Riviera.

Excellent onboard facilities

Up to 54 daily sailings

No baggage restrictions

Modern vessels
Short crossing times – Just 2 hours to Dunkirk and 90 minutes to Calais
20+ passengers - meal and cabin for driver included in price (Dieppe-Newhaven route)
Multiple trip offer - family on the deck Dover-France

Timetables

Dover-Calais
Dover-Dunkirk
Newhaven-Dieppe
Onboard Shopping Dover-Dunkirk

Onboard experience

Our ferry crossings from the UK to France may be short, but there’s plenty to do onboard to keep your group happy.

Our self-service restaurant and bar both boast stunning sea views and are perfect if you fancy a bite to eat and some time to relax.

You can also unwind in our quiet lounge area with reclining chairs or book a cabin for a small extra cost. You’ll find some great buys in our onboard shop and there’s children’s play area to ensure any little ones are entertained.

HOW TO BOOK

Dover - Calais or Dunkirk
Call us on 0871 521 1535 or send an email to uk.coaches@dfds.com for more information.

Newhaven - Dieppe
Call us on 0844 576 8845 or send an email to mail@aferrygroups.co.uk for more information.

Coach Rates Click here to find out how much it will cost to take your coach and passengers on our ferries from Dover to France (Calais & Dunkirk).

Sailing Schedule Download our sailing schedule here or request a hardcopy by emailing uk.coaches@dfds.com.

Normandy - Mont St Michel

Explore Europe

France is a fantastic gateway to Europe and the freedom of coach travel means you can truly tailor your group getaway. Be in the heart of Normandy in just 2 hours, take advantage of Paris’s amazing group museum tours, only 2.5 hours drive. Though a longer drive, the stunning Riviera is definitely worth it. You could even venture into Belgium, Holland or Germany! The options are endless.

Onboard experience

Family on deck Dover-Calais

Dover-Calais

The crossing times may be short, but you'll find plenty of things to keep the whole family entertained as you sail on our modern ferries between Dover and Calais.

Newhaven- Dieppe onboard restaurant

Coach drivers

We know how important it is to keep coach drivers rested and refreshed as they drive from A to B, that’s why we try to make our crossings as relaxing and enjoyable as possible for drivers. All commercial drivers can enjoy a free meal in the Road Kings restaurant on Dover-Calais/Dunkirk ferry crossings, as well as making the most of shower and washing facilities, hot and cold drinks and more.

World Travel Awards 2019

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We are Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2012-2019 and the World's Leading Ferry Operator 2011-2019!

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