The ferry port of Dunkirk in France is your gateway to England with the Dunkirk to Dover ferry crossing running about 12 times per day. The Dunkirk to Dover ferry route is operated by DFDS Seaways and the sailing itself is from around 2 hours.
The French port of Dunkirk, along with its neighbour Calais is one of the busiest ferry ports in Europe and connects with Dover across the busy English channel.
Unlike Calais however, with only 1 ferry company using the port, you're guaranteed a stress free and easy experience when boarding or disembarking the ferry. Passengers can make use of numerous facilities in the town before their ferry departure too with a range of shops, cafés and restaurants on offer.
The port’s territory actually covers 27 square miles across ten towns - obviously Dunkirk but also Saint-Pol-sur-Mer, Fort-Mardyck, Grande-Synthe, Mardyck, Loon-Plage, Gravelines, Craywick, Saint-Georges-sur-l’Aa and Bourbourg.
From A25 Lille: Join the A16, direction Calais.
From A16 Belgium: Take exit 24. Follow signs ‘Port Rapide/Car Ferry'.
From St. Omer: The D600 crosses the A16 direct to the Terminal.
From Dunkirk/Dunkerque Centre: Follow signs for Calais - either A16 to exit 24 or on RN1 follow signs to ‘Loon Plage/Car Ferry'
Dunkirk/Dunkerque SNCF Train station is a short walk from the tourist office on the ground floor of the town belfry on rue de l'Amiral Ronarc'h.
For more information, please visit the SNCF website.
Terminal Car ferry, Route du petit Denna, Port 5625, 59279 Loon plage
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