Dunkirk to Dover Ferry

The Dunkirk Dover ferry route connects France with England. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, DFDS Seaways. The crossing operates up to 12 times each day with sailing durations from around 2 hours.

Dunkirk Dover sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

Route and port details

Dunkirk to Dover Ferry Alternatives

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

Dunkirk - Dover Ferry Operators

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

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

Dunkirk Dover Ferry reviews

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  • "Pleasant journey"

    Even though we had a choppy ocean, the journey was pleasant .

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

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  • "Heading Home"

    Very easy to book with a good choice of sailings and a first class checking in at the ports. We have always found staff and services on board DFDS to be of a high standard.

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

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  • "Happy customers"

    We have never travelled with DFS before .WE now most defiantly will travel with them from now on .

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

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  • "Dunquerque to Dover crossing"

    I was running late due to huge traffic delays around Paris and was so glad to get on board. Staff were helpful and sped me through so I made the original crossing.

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

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Dunkirk Guide

Located in the Nord department in northern France, the town and port of Dunkirk is around 10 km from the Belgian border. This industrial city depends heavily on its steel industry, on food processing, oil refining, ship building and its chemical industries. Dunkirk is France's third largest harbour after Le Havre and Marseille. Visitors to the town will find many things to do and see. The Musee Portuaire contains exhibits of images concerning the history of the port, the Musee des Beaux-Arts contains a large collection of Flemish, Italian and French paintings and sculptures, and the carnival of Dunkirk.

Unsurprisingly, seafood features heavily on the menus of this coastal town's restaurants. Located just a short distance from the Belgian border, moules and frites are popular as are oysters and many other Flemish dishes. If shopping is what you're after then head to the town centre where you will find a lovely mix of boutique shops around Place Jean Bart. Also pop into Centre Marine shopping mall to shop in French fashion stores. There are also a couple of hypermarkets a short distance from the town.

A single ferry route operates from the port of Dunkirk to the port of Dover in England with 11 sailings per day.

Dover Guide

The town and port of Dover is located on the south east coast of England, in the county of Kent. The major ferry port lies on the English Channel coast, at its narrowest point between England and France. Dover is the world's busiest passenger port with roughly 16 million travellers, 2 million lorries, nearly 3 million cars and motorcycles and 86,000 coaches passing through it each year. Providing an iconic backdrop to the town are its white chalk cliffs and are an impressive sight when entering the port by ferry.

A popular tourist attraction in the town is the 12th century Dover Castle which stands guard over the town. The medieval castle has been described as the "Key to England" because of its defensive importance over the centuries, and is also England's largest castle. Today, the castle is a designated Scheduled Monument which means that it is a nationally important historic building and archaeological site that is protected against unauthorised change. It is also a Grade I listed building and an internationally recognised important structure. The castle, its secret tunnels and surrounding land are all now owned by English Heritage.