Dover to Dunkirk Ferry

The Dover Dunkirk ferry route connects England with France. 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.

Dover Dunkirk 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.

Dover - Dunkirk Ferry Operators

Dover Dunkirk Average 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

  • "Great service and 2 pleasant trips"

    Booked a dover - Dunkerque return Flexi ticket, due to changes with our arrival time at the port each way we were offered and took more conveniently timed Dover - Calais ferries each way.  From booking on line, through making on line booking amendments, via friendliness & helpfulness of staff in both Dover & the 2 French ports, to service on board, this was a smooth and easy experience. Both ferries very quiet for leisure passengers and included meal voucher each way. 1 of 2 restaurants open and offered choice of 4 meals including vegetarian option. Also used premium lounges and enjoyed opportunity to fully stretch out on chaiselongue style seating after non stop-drive from/to Scotland, though low passenger numbers meant we would have been able to do this in standard seating areas too. Use DFDS whenever we go to the continent and always happy. New ship Cote d'Opal not just clean and neat but really friendly design / colour template to boot, made the crossing in plenty sunshine feel like a mini cruise. 

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

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  • "nice trips"

    both trips were absolutely perfect

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

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  • "No deck!"

    let down by almost no outside deck to view docking, see the sea or feel better if sea-sick

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

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  • "Trip Dover to Dunkirk"

    Trip done during weekdays in February. Not busy in both ports. Quite quick to go through customs despite all the checks. Polite staff, very helpful especially due to storm conditions. A bit of wait at Dover’s port without communication from staff to explain what was happening. Food was free, basic (fish and chips, vegs).

    'Anonymous' 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 and DFDS Seaways 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.