Book Early for a Ferry Great Offer across the Channel

- Save 20% on return crossings from Dover-France

Award winning ferry operator, DFDS, has launched an early booking offer on its crossings from Dover to Calais and Dunkirk. If you book before 28 February, you can save 20% on your ferry crossing for a car and up to nine passengers. This means you can sail from as little as £28 each way to Dunkirk and from £32 each way to Calais. Travel is for selected dates until 11 December on up to 34 daily sailings, and comes with no baggage weight or size restrictions.

Gateway to Europe

Take your car across the Channel on one of our 34 daily sailings between Dover and France and you can open the gateway to Europe and explore the continent at your own pace. Not only are our ports linked to major cities and holiday regions in France, but also in neighbouring countries. What’s more our Dunkirk port is the closest port to Eastern Europe accessible from Dover. 


Our ferry from Dover to Dunkirk is short, taking just 2 hours, and, with the port being located just 25 miles north of Calais, is a convenient way to access France, Holland, Germany, Belgium or beyond. There are up to 24 daily sailings between Dover and Dunkirk, running all day and night, so you’re sure to find a crossing to suit your time and budget.


Our ferry from Dover takes just 90 minutes to arrive in Calais. The port is conveniently located with easy access to transport and motorway links to the rest of France with up to 10 daily sailings at convenient times.
To redeem this offer use the discount code E15EBO at the point of purchase.

During your sailing with DFDS, you can enjoy a meal or snack in one of the onboard cafes or restaurants, shop for holiday essentials and luxuries, or relax as the children play in the dedicated children’s area, meaning your holiday starts as soon as you board.

DFDS sails up to 34 times a day between Dover and France, providing passengers with flexible crossing times, a luxury travel experience and convenient travel options.

To find out more information, visit, or telephone 0871 574 7235.

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Notes to Editors

The early booking offer is available on return bookings only for cars and up to 9 people and motorcycles / motorcycles with side cars with up to 2 people. £20 supplement applies to bookings made on the day of travel. £20 amendment fees apply each way. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Offer not available on the following dates: 27, 28 March, 3, 18, 19 April, 22, 23, 30, 31 May, 23, 24, 25, 31 July, 1 22, 23, 29, 30, 31 August, 1, 2 September.

About DFDS

DFDS is Northern Europe’s largest integrated shipping and logistics company, with a network of around 30 routes and 50 freight and passenger ships.

DFDS prides itself on offering world-class facilities and services and the widest choice of ferry routes into northern Europe.

In the UK, the company operates passenger ferry services on routes from Dover to Calais, Dover to Dunkirk, Newcastle to Amsterdam and Newhaven to Dieppe.

DFDS has been named the ‘World’s Leading Ferry Operator’ for the last four years (2011-14), as well as ‘Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator’ at the prestigious 2014 World Travel Awards. It was also the only recommended ferry operator nominated by Which? Travel (2011).

DFDS operates up to 34 sailings a day between Dover and France on its Dover-Dunkirk and Dover-Calais routes.  It also offers two daily sailings between Newcastle and Amsterdam. In addition, the DFDS network includes a passenger and freight service between Newhaven to Dieppe, which has four daily sailings and is operated by Transmanche Ferries. For further information about DFDS, or to find out about the latest sailing times, fares and offers across all routes from the UK, visit


We are Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator 2012-2019 & the World’s Leading Ferry Operator 2011-2018!​​