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.

Route and port details

Dunkirk to Dover Ferry Alternatives

For more information, please visit our Ferries from France to England page.

Dunkirk - Dover Ferry Operators

  • DFDS Seaways
    • 12 Sailings Daily 2 hr
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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

  • "Ferry Crossing"

    My daughter and I travelled from Dunkirk for the first time this year as we normally tke the ferry from Calais. We found it much easier both arriving and departing from the terminal, less queues etc.We will be using the route again

    'Lesley Anne' travelled Dunkirk Dover with DFDS Seaways on D Class

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  • "Such a joy to sail Newhaven-Dieppe - just as wonderful as remembered!"

    Necessity forcing drive to & from UK to Maastricht NL for second time in under 1 week, decided to do this route as opposed to Dover-Dunkirk as per first journey. Wondeful experience from start to finish!. Very nostalgic as many v happy memories of Transmanche Ferries - my sister had holiday home just outside Dieppe for many years, so lots of family trips!. Right from check-in it was like 'coming home' with delightful, friendly staff making a difficult trip an utter joy. Efficient & relaxed boarding with smiling polite staff. Onboard faciliites just as great as remembered & managed to settle down & sleep on both legs of trip - arriving refreshed & ready for long drives each end. Thank you so much for proving that sometimes do stay the same, comforting that excellence continues - will make this my route of choice for all cross-chanel trips, even if it means extra mileage on european side!

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

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  • "Did what it said on the tin"

    Our crossing was on time, service was good and ship clean. Just as expected.

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

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  • "good crossing"

    Pleasant crossing. Helpful in getting me on earlier sailing after arriving sooner than expected. Overall a good voyage.

    '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.