Dover to Dunkirk Ferry

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The Dover-Dunkirk route is a very popular alternative to the well known Dover-Calais route. Prices are normally cheaper and Dunkirk (or Dunkerque in French) is located very close to Calais. Only about a 40 minute drive. The crossing to Dunkirk lasts only two hours. Half an hour more than to Calais but for many people, especially those heading North, it is a lot more convenient.

Dover to Dunkirk Ferry Times

  • Dover - Dunkirk (DFDS Seaways)

Booking your crossing

Above you can click to see the Dover-Dunkirk timetable and you can also some of the latest prices our customers have found.

When use the booking form above, so you have the complete range of options to choose from, we also compare sailings to nearby Calais from all the companies on this route and also include Eurotunnel in our search results.

Once you've booked your ticket, you'll get an email confirmation. You don't need to print of an actual ticket before you travel. At Dover port just head straight up the departure ramp with your confirmation details and your passport - or other valid travel ID.

Why choose Dover-Dunkirk?

Dunkirk has excellent motorway links to major cities in France, Belgium, Germany and Holland.​​​

Popular cities for those travelling via Dunkirk include:

  • Bruges: 73 km. 56 minutes by car.
  • Lille: 79 km. 53 minutes by car.
  • Brussels: 156 km. 1hr 40 minutes by car.
  • The Hague: 295 km. 2hrs 58 minutes by car.
  • Cologne: 380 km. 3hrs 57 minutes by car.

There are up to 24 crossings per day on this route and the route and the ships on the route, currently operated by DFDS Seaways, are extremely comfortable.

Onboard Dover-Dunkirk ships

This route was formerly run by Norfolkline but now is run DFDS Seaways.

On board DFDS Seaway's ships, there's a huge array of facilities. Why not can relax with a drink and admire the sea views? Or just watch TV in the lounge bar.

In the shop you'll find cosmetics, fragrances, beer, wine and spirits and souvenirs at great prices. Or if the weather is good, head out on deck for some sun-bathing.

You can also upgrade to the First Class Lounge for a small fee. In this quiet relaxing lounge you can enjoy:

  • Complimentary hot & cold drinks
  • TV, free Wi-Fi & plug points
  • Free newspapers

And if you feel peckish, there are three options: the Restaurant, the Food Express Restaurant and the cafes and bars. With a huge range of affordable dishes, whether a steak pie or a cup of tea and pastry, you won't be let down.

All Dover to Dunkirk Ferry Reviews

based on 1987 reviews
  • 23 October 2016
    Efficient way to get to France
    • Dover to Dunkirk with DFDS Seaways

      Everything fine except duty free is too expensive to buy anything

      Review by Anonymous, Couple.

  • 23 October 2016
    • Dover to Dunkirk with DFDS Seaways

      Overall very good would use again

      Review by Ian gaul, Couple.

  • 22 October 2016
    Ferry trip
    • Dover to Dunkirk with DFDS Seaways

      We caught the Dover to Dunkirk ferry and the trip was smooth and without incident, very enjoyable.

      Review by Douglas Pegler, Family with older children.

  • 22 October 2016
    Dfds to Dunkerque
    • Dover to Dunkirk with DFDS Seaways

      This was one of the better trips all the problems of my last trip on a Dfds ferry seam to be fixed especially the toilets worked and didn't stink

      Review by Anonymous, Couple.

  • 22 October 2016
    • Dover to Dunkirk with DFDS Seaways

      Thanks for everiting

      Review by Netzu zuz, Couple.

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