Ferry Crossings

Rediscover Freedom


Summer 2020 Ferries to France

Book a ferry to France and enjoy your well-deserved summer holiday. With restrictions easing and international travel starting to resume from 10th July, it’s a great time to book your summer break with DFDS. Choose from two ferry routes from Dover to France and rediscover the freedom of travel.

With beautiful beaches, dramatic coastlines and sprawling countryside, Northern France is the ideal getaway. Travel with your car and bring your bubble to have all your home comforts with you.

Our ferries to France include crossings from Dover to Calais and Dover to Dunkirk, both taking just two hours or less - that’s the same time you could be in a traffic jam for a day out in the UK. With oceans of space on deck, a fresh sea breeze, you can finally relax your way to France.

90 minute or 2 hour crossings

Free meal

Travel with your vehicle

No baggage restrictions

Stunning destinations less than 2 hours away

Plenty of space and fresh air onboard

Pet friendly

Travel Guarantee - free cancellations on crossings taken before 31 Dec 2020

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Arrival in France

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Arrival in France

Sea views and fresh food

Step onboard with DFDS and discover a new way to travel.

We’ve implemented some new measures to ensure a smooth sailing including staggered boarding, social distancing markings and hand sanitiser points.

We now also offer a complimentary meal for your journey so you can refuel before arriving at your destination.

For added peace of mind, our Travel Guarantee means if you book direct you can enjoy free cancellations and re-booking for travel taken before 31 December 2020. This is available on our UK to France ferry routes only.

How to claim your FREE meal onboard:

  • Collect your free meal voucher(s) at check-in
  • Redeem your voucher against a great selection from our usual menu including pizza, pasta, fish and chips, with vegan and vegetarian options
  • Use the hand sanitiser at the entrance to all food outlets
  • Avoid crowding and follow the social distancing measures in place for queuing and seating areas.
  • All meals will be served by our crew with a soft drink, tea, coffee or hot chocolate. Alcohol can be purchased separately.
  • It is not possible to bring your own food onboard due to healthcare measures.
  • One meal voucher per customer. Additional meals can be purchased separately.

Onboard Dover-Dunkirk

Enjoy the open sea onboard DFDS ferries

A relaxing crossing

Our short ferry crossings from Dover to France provide the perfect start to your holiday.

Onboard there’s all the leg, arm and relaxation room you need, inside our spacious public areas or out on deck taking in the sea air.

For a VIP experience, book our exclusive Premium Lounge to enjoy complimentary food, drink and fizz while you sail to France from just £12pp each way. Or if you’re looking for some peace and quiet, you can sit back in your own personal pod in our Relax Lounge onboard our Dover – Dunkirk vessels from just £6pp each way.

With hundreds of hiking and cycle routes, dramatic coastlines and sprawling countryside to explore, France is the perfect place for a summer break and you’ll arrive feeling relaxed and refreshed after your crossing with us.


Discover France with DFDS

With DFDS, it’s easy to sail from Dover to France. From Dover it’s just 90 minutes to Calais, and 2 hours to Dunkirk. Calais is ideal for visiting central and southern France. Dunkirk is great if you’re heading for Holland, Belgium, Germany or eastern Europe.

Both ports offer convenient access to France’s motorway and you can return to the UK from either port, no matter which you sailed from. This unique flexibility - coupled with short Channel crossing times and up to 54 sailings daily between the UK and France makes us your first choice for ferries to France from Dover.

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