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Cheap Fare Finder

HOW TO FIND CHEAP FERRY TICKETS & DEALS

Here at DFDS, we want all of our passengers to get the best deal possible on our ferry crossings. Depending on your travel dates and chosen route, you can do a few simple things to ensure you get the cheapest tickets. For example, booking your tickets in advance is often the best way to get a cheap ferry crossing. If you're flexible with your travel dates, try to avoid peak times such as holidays and weekends. By following some of our simple tips, you can be sure to get the best deal on your next ferry crossing.

Couple on deck of DFDS ferry to France

Cheaper Tickets for Dover - France

  • Travel in the afternoon - There are more departures from Dover than on our other routes due to the shorter crossing time. Generally, ferries from Dover are cheaper in the afternoon, whilst return ferries from Dunkirk and Calais tend to be cheaper in the morning: go against the main flow and it could save you money.
  • Travel overnight - Take a night ferry between 23:59 and 06:00 as there are more cheap spaces available on these departures.
  • By following the planning tips above you’ll be able to get yourself great deals on your ferry bookings.
Amsterdam by bicycle

Cheaper Tickets for Newcastle – Amsterdam

  • Special offers – We occasionally have special and seasonal offers for mini cruises and short breaks throughout the year. Check the special offers section of our website for the most up-to-date deals and offers available.
  • Travel on weekdays – Weekdays tend to be quieter and if you can travel then, you’ll find it generally costs less than travelling at weekends.
Multiple trip offer - family on the deck Dover-France

Tips For Cheaper Ferry Tickets

  • Avoid peak times - If you can, avoid booking at times of peak demand, such as during school holidays.
  • Book in advance - Generally, the lowest fares are available when you book in advance. So book as early as possible before your travel date.
  • Short break offers - On a number of routes we offer discounted fares if you return to the UK within one to five days of your departure.
  • Travel on weekdays - If you can travel on a weekday, you'll find it generally costs less than travelling at weekends.
  • Special offers - We occasionally have special and seasonal offers available throughout the year. Check the special offers section of our website for the most up-to-date deals and offers available.
Duty Free at DFDS

Duty Free at DFDS

Shop Duty Free onboard our ferries from the UK and save up to 50% vs UK high street.

With huge savings on premium perfumes, cosmetics and alcohol and generous allowances you can stock up on great deals.

For bulk buys our Calais and Dunkerque Duty Free Shops at our ports are ideal with parking right outside. You can even browse Duty Free from the comfort of your own home with our Reserve & Collect service on all three routes from the UK to France. Simply select your chosen products then collect and pay at our shoreside shops.

Vote European Awards 2024

Championing the Seas!  

We're elated to announce that DFDS has been named the World's Leading Ferry Operator 2023 at the prestigious World Travel Awards – our 13th consecutive win!

This accolade cements our commitment to providing unparalleled experiences for our passengers and reflects the hard work of our exceptional team members who are dedicated to ensuring each voyage is as exceptional as the next.

We are also proud to announce that we have been nominated as Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator 2024 and we’d love your support once again.