Dover to Dunkerque Ferry

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  • 10 crossings daily
    2 hr

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The Dover to Dunkirk ferry route connects Dover in Kent in south east England to Dunkirk in the Nord department of northern France. The route is operated by the ferry company DFDS. There are up to 12 crossings per day and the crossing time is approximately two hours.


When you search for Dover to Dunkirk ferries with AFerry, we also compare ferries to Calais with DFDS and P&O Ferries and Eurotunnel trains so you get the whole picture.

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Dover to Dunkirk is one of our most popular routes, to get your desired sailing we always suggest booking early.

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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.

About Dover

Dover is the most popular port in England, and the gateway to France for many British tourists. Dover faces the narrowest part of the channel, and on a clear day you can see France from the ferry port. You can book ferries from Dover to Calais or Dunkirk with AFerry. With so many reasons to travel by ferry it is no surprise that Dover ferry routes are some of the most popular ways of travelling to or from the UK.

As the shortest channel crossing between England and France, Dover has been a popular port for people who wish to explore mainland Europe. The iconic chalk cliffs have become known as the White cliffs of Dover, and can be seen for miles across the channel. Dover prides itself in its transport services and tourism, and has 3 museums; the main Dover Museum, the Dover Transport Museum and the Roman Painted House.

About Dunkirk

Dunkirk Ferry Port is situated across the Channel from Dover on the coast of northern France. The Port of Dunkirk is France's third largest port, because it is conveniently located between London, Brussels and Paris. Dunkirk allows passengers to quickly and efficiently embark, or disembark at the port, making it more convenient than the nearby port of Calais (45km away), which has far more sailings per day.

Dunkirk is a city that has a lot to offer, from shops and great traditional restaurants, to sandy beaches and a brand new golf course.

From Dunkirk port, you can easily reach the two covered shopping malls in the city centre, with all major brands and free car parking facilities available.

Dunkirk has 15 km of beautiful sandy beaches, known as the "Dunes de Flandre", making it an ideal holiday destination for families and surfers.

In Dunkirk you can taste original Flemish food as well as fantastic fresh local seafood. Dunkirk is also well known for its new 27-hole golf course, which is located just 15km from the port.

Dover to Dunkerque Popular Questions

Want to know more about your journey from Dover to Dunkerque? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the ferry from Dover to Dunkirk take?

The average journey time by ferry between Dover to Dunkirk is 2 hrs. The journey time may vary, so use our booking engine on this page to search for a specific travel date.

How fast does the ferry from Dover to Dunkirk travel?

The fastest journey time by ferry from Dover to Dunkirk is 2 hrs, with DFDS Seaways.

How much does the ferry from Dover to Dunkirk cost?

The cheapest ferry ticket price from Dover to Dunkirk found by AFerry customers recently is €49, travelling with DFDS Seaways on Saturday, 26 October 2019. Prices also vary depending on the date and time of travel.

What time does the first ferry from Dover to Dunkirk leave?

The first ferry from Dover to Dunkirk leaves at 02:00 with DFDS Seaways. Times may vary depending on the time of year.

What time does the last ferry from Dover to Dunkirk leave?

The last ferry from Dover to Dunkirk leaves at 23:59 with DFDS Seaways. Times may vary depending on the time of year.

Which ferry companies operate between Dover to Dunkirk?

Ferries travelling from Dover to Dunkirk are operated by DFDS Seaways.

Looking for more information?

If you're looking for the return journey, check out Dunkerque to Dover.