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Sail with a coach to Amsterdam or Esbjerg with 20 or more passengers and your driver and coach travel free. Coach travel is already one of the cheapest ways to visit Europe, and DFDS Seaways can help you save even more.

What you need:

• ABTA Number

• Coach and driver + 20 or more passengers

What’s more, not only will your driver and coach travel for free but the driver will also have their own comfortable cabin with complimentary dinner and breakfast to keep them rested and refuelled ahead of their journey.

It’s easy to relax onboard our modern ferries to Holland or Denmark. Your party will enjoy fantastic live entertainment with a nice cold drink, catch a film or do some shopping. There is also a choice of restaurants serving a variety of delicious food so you’ll find everything onboard that you could possibly need to relax.

Travelling by coach to Europe is the best way to see the sights: no waiting around in airports, no delayed trains, and best of all you can enjoy the beautiful landscape as you drive leisurely to your destination. A ferry to Holland gives convenient access to Germany, France and Belgium, whilst the ferry to Esbjerg provides an easy route to Norway and Sweden.

Book your ferry crossing today, or get a free group travel quote and find out why DFDS Seaways ferry crossings really are the gateway to Europe.


Relax on your journey

We firmly believe that your holiday begins the moment you set foot aboard our ferries. We aim to please, and offer a variety of bars, shops and restaurants to keep you entertained throughout your time with us.

Enjoy a drink

Enjoy a drink

We have a number of bars onboard that serve a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and snacks. Lounge in comfort, or enjoy some live music and entertainment in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

Grab a bite to eat

A juicy steak, a quick sandwich or an enormous hot and cold buffet: no matter what tickles your fancy, you’re certain to find something to tempt you. The Explorers Steakhouse is home to mouth-watering steaks cooked to your preference by our skilled chefs, whilst the Blue Riband Restaurant offers a premium a la carte dining experience. Alternatively, the 7 Seas Restaurant caters for those with a whale of an appetite with an international buffet of over 80 dishes. The Lighthouse Cafe provides tasty snacks including sandwiches and pastries.

Let us entertain you

Ball pool We have a range of interactive quizzes, bingo and more to keep you entertained on your journey. There’s also live entertainment in our various bars, and even a Kidz’ club where your little buccaneers can meet our mascot, Jack the Pirate, whilst playing and having fun.


Driving Distances

Open up Europe to your party when you sail on our ferry to Holland from Newcastle. With popular European cities only a short drive away, Holland is the ideal location to start your journey into Europe.

Distances from IJmuiden, Amsterdam port to:

Distance: Estimated time:
Brussels 139 miles 2 hours 24 mins
Hamburg 306 miles 4 hours 44 mins
Paris 328 miles 5 hours 28 mins
Berlin 427 miles 6 hours 34 mins

Distances from Esbjerg, Denmark port to:

Distance: Estimated time:
Copenhagen 185 miles 3 hours 10 mins
Malmö 205 miles 3 hours 30 mins
Berlin 363 miles 5 hours 41 mins
Gothenburg 373 miles 6 hours 2 mins
Oslo 397 miles 8 hours 13 mins
Stockholm 586 miles 9 hours 36 mins
Paris 747 miles 11 hours 26 mins

Distances from Copenhagen, Denmark port to:

Distance: Estimated time:
Gothenburg 169 miles 3 hours 14 mins
Hamburg 207 miles 4 hours 7 mins
Aalborg 257 miles 4 hours 22 mins
Berlin 272 miles 5 hours 22 mins

Distances from Oslo, Norway port to:

Distance: Estimated time:
Kristiansand 200 miles 3 hours 53 mins
Stavanger 283 miles 6 hours 33 mins
Bergen 310 miles 6 hours 46 mins
Tromsø 1022 miles 21 hours 55 mins

Please note distance and times based on Google maps.