Motorcycling in Holland
Ferry Crossings

Ferry to France by motorcycle

Ferry Crossings


Kick start your holiday and let us transport you and your bike to the continent, ready for your next European tour. Travel at your own pace and discover meandering mountain routes, hidden taverns with local beers and countless stunning tours in any country of your choice.

Transportation of your motorcycle

Excellent onboard facilities

Daily Crossings

    Choose from 3 routes & up to 60 sailings daily

    Gateway to Europe

Dover-France ships


Motorcycling in France

Why ferry?

Travelling on a DFDS ferry gives you easy and convenient access to Europe from France, as well as giving you the freedom to travel with your own motorcycle.

Plus, you can pack all your own gear for your tour across the continent.

There’s easy motorway access from our ports in Calais and Dunkirk, so it’s smooth sailing to your destination as soon as you leave the ferry.

Couple onboard Dover-France ferry

Onboard our ferries

Hop on a ferry to Dunkirk from Dover and arrive in just 2 hours. Alternatively, our Dover-Calais ferry takes just 90 minutes. Our fantastic facilities ensure there’s plenty to do onboard. Browse our selection of travel essentials, gifts, tobacco and alcohol in the onboard shop or sit back with a drink in our bar. Sit down to a filling hot meal in our 7 Seas restaurant or get something lighter in our Horizon Snack Bar or Lighthouse Café.

Our Newhaven-Dieppe route is ideal if you’re visiting Western or Central France, with easy routes to Normandy, Brittany and Paris. If you’re feeling peckish then head to our self-service restaurant, Maupassant. You’ll find filling meals with beautiful ocean views. Relax with a drink in our Head Bar or enjoy some retail therapy in our onboard shop. We have quiet lounge areas if you’re looking to relax or you can hire a cabin for extra privacy.

Our routes to France

Onboard Experience

Motorcycling in France

Discover Europe

Our ferries to Europe open up a gateway to the magnificent continent so that you can discover it all at your leisure. Discover France, the home of the first motorbike in 1860, and explore amazing coastline with world famous war memorials, medieval towns and breath-taking landscape. Fill your lungs with Holland’s fresh country air, with countless countryside trails. Get lost amongst winding Belgian roads, stopping to take in the views, or head straight to Germany where they filmed the legendary Steve McQueen motorcycle scenes for The Great Escape.

More about motorcycling in France.

Watch our short video on checking-in with your motorcycle.

WTA Winner 2022

Award Winning Ferry Crossings

We are proud to have been voted World’s Leading Ferry Operator 2022 at this year’s World Travel Awards for the 12th year in a row! We have also won Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2012-2022 and World’s Best Ferry Operator Website 2021-2022.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us and voted for us for over 12 years. Let’s sail the seas together with world class service!

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