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​​​Ferries to France - Book now for 2016

Our three ferry routes from the UK to France provide you with choice and flexibility to suit your travel plans. Sail from Dover to Dunkirk, Dover to Calais or from Newhaven to Dieppe, and explore France with your own vehicle as you please.

What’s more, we are pleased to announce that 2016 is now open for bookings and from January we will have an extra ship operating on our Dover-Calais route and an extra 10 daily sailings. This means we’ll have 2 routes and up to 54 daily sailings between Dover and France!

  • Up to 58 daily sailings on 3 routes from the UK to France (from Jan 2016)
  • 2016 now open for bookings
  • Pet travel available
  • Excellent onboard facilities
  • No baggage restrictions​
"Our first time on a ferry was an enjoyable experience. We didn't realise how easy it would be. We will definitley do it again.​" Mr & Mrs Lennon, Kent​

Dover to Calais and Dunkirk

Dover to calais & dunkirk

Taking a DFDS Seaways ferry to France from Dover is easy. Just a short hop across the Channel and you’ll be in France in less than 2 hours. Both Dunkirk and Calais ports have fast, easy access to France’s superb motorway network, and while Calais is ideal for central and southern France, Dunkirk offers savings on time and miles if you’re heading for Holland, Belgium, Germany or eastern Europe.

You can return to the UK from either port (no matter which you sailed out from) and it’s this unique flexibility - coupled with short Channel crossing times and up to 54 sailings daily between the UK and France (27 in each direction) – that makes us your first choice for ferries to France from Dover.

Dover-Calais​​​  Dover-Dunkirk​
Newhaven-Dieppe ferries


Heading to Normandy, western or central France or Paris? Our route to Normandy offers swift access onto fast motorway links, putting some of France’s greatest cities - including Paris, Rouen, Lille and Amiens – within easy reach by car. With our early, late and overnight sailings you can choose a crossing time to suit your plans.​
Our route from Newhaven-Dieppe is available to book until 31 March 2016. For more information and to book, please visit the route’s page.
Dunkirk and Calais


​​Dunkirk and Calais are both located in the North of France and provide fantastic access to France​, Belgium and Holland. The two ferry ports are separated by a 35 minute drive and approximately 30 miles, meaning you now have more flexibility in when and where you travel to than ever before! ​Newhaven is the closest British port to London and a short distance from the famous seaside resort of Brighton. Dieppe is also ideally situated in Upper Normandy with fast connections to Paris and all parts of Northern France.​​

Book early for best prices!


With sailings throughout 2016 now available to book on our 2 routes from Dover to France, you should move fast to ensure you get the best dates and the best prices! With 6 modern ferries and 54 daily sailings to choose from, you’re sure to find a crossing which suits both your schedule and your budget.

​​ferry routes to France


​​​​​​Prices are subject to availability. Credit card & telephone booking fees apply. ​Terms & Conditions apply.


It’s always a proud moment when you’re recognised for your good work, we’re honoured to have been named as ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ in the 2014 World Travel Awards. We've won this award for 4 years running.