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.

Dunkirk - Dover Ferry Operators

Dunkirk Dover Average 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


    The Check In was efficient and without problems, bearing in mind the heightened security and COVID restrictions. Once on board, all staff were polite and courteous and the meal was both wholesome and delicious. I was able to use the On Board Shopping which again was well stocked and priced to meet my budget. All in all, the whole process of booking and sailing was first class and I will always use DFDS in the short channel crossing. I will recommend to all friends and family when travelling to the continent.

    'DAVID KELLY' travelled Dunkirk Dover with DFDS Seaways on D Class

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  • "Great service"

    Fast and comfortable

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

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  • "Stepped up in need!"

    Travelled with them in the COVID-19 pandemic / crisis. There was concern the borders will get shut and I was travelling from CEE, crossing 6 countries in a car. I had a great drive (no-one on the roads!) and got to Dunkirk 24 hours before planned. DFDS let me on the ferry (despite not having a flexi ticket) and they were just so supportive during the boarding, whether it was the border control personnel or the guys getting us boarded. Then the best part came with offering us free food! They were nice, courteous and tried lifting the mood. thank you! just THANK YOU!

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

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  • "Straightforward, easy, cheap, smooth travelling "

    Booked for a ferry with under 24hours until departure, was very cheap, straightforward and no issues at all. Straightforward and smooth travel back to UK.

    '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.