Dover to Dunkirk Ferry

The DFDS Seaways Dover Dunkirk ferry crossing between England and France is the only service operating on this route. With crossing durations from 2 hours, the route is scheduled to run around 11 times per day.

The regularity and duration of crossing varies from time to time so it is advisable to get a live quote for current availability.

Route and port details

Dover to Dunkirk Ferry Alternatives

For more information, please visit our Ferries from England to France page.

Dover - Dunkirk Ferry Operators

  • DFDS Seaways
    • 11 Sailings Daily 2 hr
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Average Dover Dunkirk Prices

Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Dover Dunkirk route is a car and 2 passengers.

Dover Dunkirk Ferry reviews

  • "Good return trip."

    Everything about the journey was very good, although the ships could have more seating facilities or stop people from taking up three seats to lay down. Apart from that the onboard shops and restaurants are good quality and the coffee shops are very good. Would recommend to anyone DFDS.

    'Roberto' travelled Dover Dunkirk with DFDS Seaways on D Class

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  • "Excellent value alternative to the tunnel."

    It's some years since I took the ferry to the continent, preferring the tunnel. However I had a very positive experience this time and the cost is very attractive. The ship was modern, clean and comfortable.

    'John' travelled Dover Dunkirk with DFDS Seaways on D Class

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  • "We are sailing!"

    Start of a 19 day trip to Belgium and France. Although he weather was mixed, I had a very smooth crossing to Dunkerke and so did my two dogs who were in the car. The sea View lounge was comfortable, providing hit and cold drinks, fruit and pastries, as well as the newspapers. Staff on and off shore were very helpful and polite and the overall experience was very pleasant. I have used DFDS many times before on the Newcastke to Amsterdam crossing, but this was the first time from Dover. I shall certainly use it again! Thank you.

    'Dorothy' travelled Dover Dunkirk with DFDS Seaways on D Class

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    Can't fault the much apart from the toilets being cleaned and closed during journey. They should finish cleaning prior to leaving the harbour!

    'Gerard' travelled Dover Dunkirk with DFDS Seaways on D Class

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Dover Guide

The English town and port of Dover is located in the county of Kent in the south east of England. The town lies on the English Channel coast at its narrowest point between England and France. This narrow stretch of the English Channel is called the Strait of Dover. In and around the town there are many things for visitors to see and do. In memory of the spot where Bleriot landed following the first cross channel flight in 1909, the Bleriot Memorial is an outline of the aircraft flown set into the ground. Also, and overlooking the town, is Dover Castle which is the largest castle in England. It was founded in the 12th century and has been described as the "Key to England" due to its defensive significance throughout its history.

The Port of Dover is the world's busiest passenger port, with 16 million travellers, 2.1 million lorries, 2.8 million cars and motorcycles and 86,000 coaches passing through it each year. It is the main port of departure for travellers from the UK to France and beyond into mainland Europe. Services are operated by P&O Ferries, DFDS Seaways and MyFerryLink to Calais and Dunkirk.

Dunkirk Guide

The town of Dunkirk is located in northern France and its harbour is the third largest in France, after those of Le Havre and Marseille. The town is a former fishing village but today relies heavily on the port and related harbour activities. The town's heritage has strong links with the fishing industry and the town's Port Museum tells the story of the history of Dunkirk's maritime and fishing past. The town's museums also reflect on the fact that Dunkirk is a war time historic town and contain a wealth of information about the war and especially of Operation Dynamo. Much of the town is new, having been rebuilt following the end of World War II there remains the occasional examples of historical structures including the town hall and Le Laac outdoor sculpture garden and museum. As a coastal town, Dunkirk offers a fabulous sandy beach with seafront brasseries and activities.

From the town's port, ferry services operate to Dover in England with 11 sailings each day.