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 12 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
    • 12 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

  • "DFDS wonderful, shame about Dover"

    We were supposed to travel from Dover to Dunkirk, due to the shambles at Dover with the queues we missed the ferry, after being informed by staff it was no problem we would be checked in on time. we were then given a choice of one hour later going to Calais or waiting 2 hours and going to Dunkirk. We opted for the Calais sailing, this was then delayed by an hour! not sure who lacked the organisation on that day, but no apology or information was given to the general public. The ship was clean and plenty of space for sitting, also off loaded quickly. return journey from Dunkirk to Dover was seamless, on time check in easy. Ship was clean and efficient. Would use DFDS again, except maybe avoid Dover to sail from, unless the port authority get their act together.

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

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  • "great service"

    delay of 2 hours. no explanation.will use again as there is nothing else to use.

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

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  • "Sea view lounge not worth the extra money, And don't arrive at Dunkirk hungry"

    Let me preclude this review by stating that I was very happy with DFDS, they put us on an earlier sailing when we showed up early for both sailings and the facilities and state of the ferry were generally excellent. I recently travelled on DFDS from Dover to Dunkirk with my son. It was our first time on this ferry and being excited about the travel and the view I book the Seaview Lounge so that my son and I could enjoy the view on our trip. Sadly the Seaview lounge has a very poor view of the sea through dirty side viewing windows, not the forward or even backward facing large windowed lounge I had expected based on the name. In fact main restaurant at the front of the ferry has a much better view and you don't pay extra for that. Apart from the poor view and rather uncomfortable leather arm chairs the free juice and pastries were welcomed, however, they were not enough to keep us stuck in the small lounge and instead we spent most of our journey exploring the rest of the ship. Summary: don't pay extra for the Seaview lounge, it doesn't really have a great sea view and the lounging wasn't very comfortable. Also, on the way over we noticed that there were restaurants at the Dover ferry terminal, so upon our return we presumed there would be similar facilities at the Dunkirk side. Sadly we were sorely mistaken and arrived there hungry, only to find candy and drink vending machines. Luckily we had a few snacks in our car to tide us over.

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

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  • "Ferry Trip"

    Booked at short notice and decided to avoid Calais so this was a good option. Got there is good time and parked near front. Only real compIaint was that one of last to board and position so one of last to disembark. Boat was clean, need a bigger kids area but for two hour crossing ok.

    'John' 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.