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DFDS ferries to France promise your driver and customers a quick, convenient Channel crossing, plus an enjoyable onboard experience.

With ports in Dunkirk and Calais, it’s easy to drive into France, Belgium, Germany, Holland and beyond. We are the only ferry operator to offer the Dover-Dunkirk route.

Our Newhaven-Dieppe ferry offers convenient access to Western France for groups and coaches. From here explore Normandy, head south to Paris or the stunning Riviera.

Call us on 0871 882 0881 or send an email to uk.groups@dfds.com for more information.

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Meal & drink onboard included

Excellent onboard facilities

Up to 54 daily sailings

No baggage restrictions

    Modern vessels with areas to relax, shop and eat

    Short crossing times – just 2 hours to Dunkirk and 100 minutes to Calais

    Meal vouchers included

    Extra Duty Free discount for coach drivers

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Check-in and Onboard Experience

DFDS ensures a stress-free journey starting the moment you book. To make check-in even easier for coach travellers, you can download the DFDS app to scan all passports via our Coach Scan function before arriving at the port. For more information, please see these instructions and FAQs.

Our ferry crossings from the UK to France may be short, but there’s plenty to do onboard to keep your group happy. Our onboard restaurant boasts stunning sea views and is the perfect place to relax whilst you enjoy your inclusive meal and drink.

Enjoy our onboard Duty Free shop where you can find your favourite brands of perfume, cosmetics and alcohol at up to 50% off vs UK high street prices. Make the most of a quick, comfortable and convenient crossing with first class service from our friendly onboard staff.

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Coach drivers

We know how important it is to keep coach drivers rested and refreshed as they drive from A to B, and that’s why 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.

As well as access to the Drivers’ Lounge, coach drivers will receive a voucher entitling them to an extra 10% off purchases in our Duty Free Sea Shops. Plus, coach operators will be rewarded based on passenger spend in our Duty Free port shops.

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Why book with DFDS?

As well as excellent service guaranteed, coach operators can earn credits with DFDS which can be used against future sailings. Please contact us to know more about this offer. What’s more, coach drivers will receive a voucher for an extra 10% off in our Duty Free Sea Shops! Please also make sure to refer to this voucher to find out how to receive a free gift in our port shops.

Aside from our fantastic onboard experience, DFDS is the only operator to offer the ferry route Dover-Dunkirk, which is less than a 30 minute drive to the Belgian border. Being the only operator at this port means you can enjoy easy access in and out of the port, with less traffic and a convenient gateway to Belgium, the Netherlands and beyond. That said, you’ll also arrive on the doorstep of amazing French adventures: be in the heart of Normandy in just 2 hours or take advantage of Paris’s amazing group museum tours, only 2.5 hours drive. The options are endless.


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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