Save 10% & Support Breast Cancer Now

This November we are raising funds for Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s leading breast cancer charity.. There’s 10% off crossings to France from Dover, plus we’re donating £5 from every Dover to Dunkirk or Calais booking to Breast Cancer Now. You can also match our donation by adding an extra £5 when you book.

Breast Cancer Now have been raising awareness for breast cancer, as well as conducting extensive research into beating the illness for over 25 years.

  • ​10% off ferry crossings from Dover-Dunkirk & Calais
  • £5 donation from every booking to Breast Cancer Now
  • 54 daily sailings between Dover and France
​​​​You can also select to donate an extra £5 on the booking form. 

Breast Cancer Now

Breast Cancer Now

Breast Cancer Now believe that if we all act now, by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live. They are funding research into a disease that is responsible for one death every 45 minutes. In order to reach their goal they need to invest £300 million over the next decade, and every penny from the community aids in making that a reality. Spotting the symptoms earlier can make all the difference. You can read about the signs of breast cancer here.

Raising awareness

Raising Awareness

We’re working with Breast Cancer Now to help raise awareness for breast cancer. There will be collection buckets onboard, with donations welcome in both pounds and euros. We are also organising events and products to raise funds for breast cancer charities all over Europe. On 3 November we’ll be running a marathon relay to raise money for Breast Cancer Now. You can find our Just Giving page here. In Holland DFDS are walking from Amsterdam from Zaandam to raise money for the Pink Project. 


Dover-Dunkirk & Calais

Our ferry crossings from Dover to Dunkirk and Calais make accessing Europe easy. 

From short journey times of 2 hours and 90 minutes, respectively to the freedom of self-drive to no luggage restrictions, ferry travel is all about putting the passenger first. 

Our onboard facilities, including bars, restaurants, an onboard shop and children’s play area, ensure smooth sailing, too.

Onboard our ferries

Gateway to Europe

Gateway to Europe

A DFDS ferry from Dover to Dunkirk and Calais is the ideal entryway into the continent. Our Dunkirk port is only 6 miles from the Belgian border, which makes this the perfect starting point if you’re travelling into Belgium or further east to Holland, Germany and beyond. Our Calais port is conveniently located near Boulogne-Sur-Mer, Lille and more, with the Normandy, Brittany and Paris also accessible via the country’s convenient motorway network.

Gateway to Europe

Prices are subject to availability. Price based on 10% off Dover-Dunkirk crossing. Offer is available on one-way or return bookings for motorbikes with a sidecar & up to 2 people or a car & up to 9 people.​ £20 supplement applies to bookings made on the day of travel. £10 amendment fees apply each way. Breast Cancer Now is a charity registered in England and Wales (No. 1160558), Scotland (SC045584) and Isle of Man (No.1200).​

​​Prices are subject to availability and offers may be withdrawn at any time. Credit card & telephone booking fees apply. Terms & Conditions​ apply.


We’re honoured to be named Europe's Leading Ferry Operator 2017 at the World Travel Awards. We have been Europe’s and the World’s Leading Ferry Operator for 6 years running now!​​​​